Can you use Chlorophyll for Altitude Sickness?
Chlorophyll is a natural herbal supplement that increases the amount of red blood cells, oxygen and energy to avoid Altitude Sickness. It can be consumed with Chloroxygen liquid drops.
While there are some medications designed to help with altitude sickness, some potential side effects have been noted with high dosages or long term use. That’s why some prefer a more natural approach, like natural remedies or herbal supplements.
Studies have found that Chlorophyll can increase the levels of hemoglobin. This means a higher amount of oxygen can be carried in the blood, counteracting the effects of oxygen deprivation caused by altitude sickness.
The video below explains how Chloroxygen increases oxygenation in the body and facilitates high altitude acclimation naturally.
What is Altitude Sickness?
Blood is composed of red blood cells, which contain a protein called hemoglobin. This protein is responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood, causing its red coloration. Blood oxygen is essential for the correct functioning of many processes throughout the human body. When reaching altitudes around 2,100 meters (6,900 ft) above sea level, the percentage of oxygen in the air starts to drop. This causes some effects on the body, such as:
- The concentration of hemoglobin in red blood cells begins to decrease rapidly, meaning that less oxygen is carried on the blood.
- The kidneys respond to this lack of oxygen by secreting a hormone called erythropoietin. This leads to an increase in red blood cells in an attempt to restore the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Altitude sickness is caused due to the low levels of oxygen on high altitude environments. This also decreases the amount of oxygen carried in the blood and needed by organs and tissue to function properly.
What are the symptoms of Altitude Sickness?
- Loss of appetite
- Sleep disturbance
Chlorophyll for Altitude Sickness dosage
One study shows a Chlorophyll dosage of 0.016 mg/mL from Katuk leaves extract and K-Liquid. There is no recommended dose for liquid chlorophyll, but the average dose is 100mg.
- Title: Comparisons of Curative Effects of Chlorophyll from Sauropus androgynus (L) Merr Leaf Extract and Cu-Chlorophyllin on Sodium Nitrate-Induced Oxidative Stress in Rats
- Duration: 14 days.
- Number of Subjects: 30 male Wistar rats.
- Health Status: blood damage caused by Sodium Nitrate administration.
Sodium nitrate is as food additive widely used as a coloring and preserving agent for meat. However, it has been reported to cause oxidative stress and damage. Thirty male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into six groups of five rats each. Sodium Nitrate was given at a dose of 50 mg/kg for 10 days. Sodium nitrate exposure resulted in significant reductions in hemoglobin concentration and red blood cell count. This mirrors the effects of oxygen deprivation experienced in altitude sickness.
The hemoglobin in induced Sodium nitrate rats group was significantly lower than that of rats in control groups. It indicated that the administration of Sodium nitrate can cause anemia which was indicated by the decrease of hemoglobin level and increase the red blood cell concentration. Changes in blood parameters and immune response are the direct toxic effects due to high dose administration of Sodium nitrate. Hemoglobin level and premature ventricular contraction are considered to be most appropriate indicators of anemia. Premature ventricular contraction indicates the proportion of whole blood occupied by the red blood cells and depends on the hemoglobin level in red blood cells.
This study compared the antioxidant effect of chlorophyll from two sources:
- Leaves from the Sauropus androgynus plant (also known as “Katuk”)
- Cu-chlorophyllin from a product named K-Liquid
Chlorophyll from these sources was given in the following 14 days at a dose of 0,016 mg/mL. Chlorophyll showed antioxidant potentials to protect against toxicities induced by sodium nitrate.
The blood parameters in each experimental group.
(Sodium Nitrate + Sauropus androgynus)
(Sodium Nitrate + Cu-Chlorophyllin)
|Red Blood Cell count (×106/mm3)||565.20||677.60||571.80||606.60|
The group that was treated with one-dose chlorophyll from S. androgynous showed significant difference in hemoglobin level, and red blood cell concentration when compared with the sodium nitrate group, but no significant difference with the Cu-chlorophyllin in the same dose and control group. This indicated that the natural chlorophyll from S. androgynous leave is as effective as Cu-chlorophyllin to cure the oxidative stress caused by sodium nitrate induction.
The present study has demonstrated the healing effect of chlorophyll solution from S. androgynus leaves on blood parameters, altered by sodium nitrate exposure in female Wistar rats. This effect may be partly due to the antioxidant activity of chlorophyll from S. androgynus leaves that possess remarkable potential to cure the oxidative stress caused by sodium nitrate.
- Title: Effects of sodium ferrous chlorophyll treatment on anemia of hemodialysis patients and relevant biochemical parameters.
- Number of Subjects: 72 humans.
- Health Status: hemodialysis treatment.
This study explores the effects of sodium ferrous chlorophyll treatment on the anemia of maintenance hemodialysis patients, as well as the relevant biochemical parameters. Patients had received regular hemodialysis treatment two or three times a week for more than 3 months in the Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Zhengzhou City of Henan Province from March 2014 to March 2016. They were equally divided into a treatment group and a control group.
Hemoglobin and hematocrit of the treatment group increased significantly after treatment, but less in the control group.
Therefore, the combination of conventional western medicine and sodium ferrous chlorophyll can effectively improve anemia conditions of hemodialysis patients and their quality of life.
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- Xu XF, Hu JP, Cheng X, Yu GJ, Luo F, Zhang GS, Yang N, Shen P. Effects of sodium ferrous chlorophyll treatment on anemia of hemodialysis patients and relevant biochemical parameters. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2016 Jan-Mar;30(1):135-40. PMID: 27049084.