a: Chlorophyll ~
b: blood or blood transfussion

What: Well, NO it's NOT. This association is all over the web for some reason. Lots of people hawking this remedy or that remedy. In structure there is a homology between the molecular ring in both. But in chlorophyll there is a magnesium atom bound in the center of this ring. In hemoglobin there is an iron atom bound in the center of this ring. There functions are completely different. The chlorophyll pigment absorbs light energy and uses it to create high energy electrons for use in photosynthesis. The iron in the heme, which is part of hemoglobin, is an oxygen transport protein in mammals. There may be some nutritional value in eating plant extracts, but don't go too far with this analogy. It doesn't make sense.

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Date: Apr 24 2014 3:28 PM

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