Make believe biochemistry?
As you can see, I was quoting something that I was reading off of a website about Chlorophyll, referring to it improving the efficiency of oxygen transport.
Yes, make believe biochemistry. If the website claims two molecules which are not remotely similar, are similar, and then goes on to make claims about that molecule, you can totally disregard it.
The fact that they have to use medical studies from 60+ years ago ought to be a tip off too. The fact that no endurance athletes load up on chlorophyll ought to be a further tip off that this is total crap.
I mean if chlorophyll increased the efficiency of oxygen transport you’d see endurance atheletes cramming down bucketfulls of leafy greens a few days for competition. Why risk getting caught for doping when you can just eat a salad and get the same benefits as EPO?[/quote]
Like I said earlier, I was trying to copy and paste the part about study that was conducted with the researchers and Chlorophyll, not the information about the structure of Chlorophyll being similar to Hemoglobin, which, like I said, was largely flawed.
Maybe they were refereing to the heme structure. Interestingly enough, it was not a website selling any supplements, but it was a website that was advocating the benefits of eating greens and other produce.
Flawed information or not, if people read that information and believed it to be true and ate more produce, then I think thats actually great.
Surely more studies have to be done on this, but I really don’t care what I see athletes doing.
I see kids in my gym take steroids before they build a solid base.
That doesn’t mean I’m going to. Most athletes don’t know anything about biochemistry or nutrition anyway, so I doubt they’d be cramming down greens in the first place- although many bodybuilders do eat a lot of greens.
If you read my first post, you’d see that I told him that there was NO point in taking a Chlorophyll supplement if he was already eating plenty of dark greens.