Benefits of Chlorophyll

Published November 29th, 2021 by Chris Riley
Fact Checked by
Erik Rivera

What is chlorophyll? | Benefits | Scientifically proven? | Risks | Different Methods of Taking | Where can I buy?

Liquid chlorophyll is a supplement that is said to have many benefits including its ability to clean the blood and detoxify the body. It contains chlorophyll from plants and is taken as a supplement or used topically. This liquid supplement has increasingly been taken by anyone who wants a cleaner bloodstream and clearer skin despite there not being many studies on it. Please read on to learn more and see if chlorophyll is right for you.

What is chlorophyll?

Many people have never heard of liquid chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a green pigment that can be found in plants that helps them convert sunlight into energy for growth and development, which is called photosynthesis. The plant does this by using sunlight and carbon dioxide, which we exhale.

Chlorophyll liquid is simply liquid chlorophyll that has been extracted from any green plant such as alfalfa or spinach to provide a source of nutrients for the human body. It’s an excellent way to get concentrated amounts of this nutrient into your daily diet without having to eat large amounts of spinach or other green leafy vegetables. The idea behind liquid chlorophyll supplements is to provide the same benefits as eating leafy greens, like spinach, green beans, or kale. Natural chlorophyll is also known as liquid magnesium and liquid plant cell. The substance that you will get from the store though is actually chlorophyllin, which means the magnesium has been replaced with copper. Popular sources of chlorophyll include alfalfa plants and wheatgrass.

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What are the benefits of taking chlorophyll?

Liquid chlorophyll provides many benefits with some of the most notable being detoxification, anti-aging properties, and improved health. Liquid chlorophyll is supposed to be one of nature’s best antioxidants that can flush toxins from your body to promote good health. Some of liquid chlorophyll’s potential benefits include:

Skincare

Liquid chlorophyll can be used as a face wash to help clean the pores and may even prevent acne and other skin conditions. It is also supposed to reduce sunburns so it could potentially be useful for preventing skin cancer in some cases. Those with oily skin might find liquid chlorophyll helpful because of its supposed ability to control oil production which is why liquid chlorophyll is also used as an ingredient in many skin care products. Another potential health benefit is that liquid chlorophyll is even said to help with wounds.

Topical chlorophyll can be added to your skincare routine whether you prefer using it directly on the face or indirectly through ingesting liquid chlorophyll supplements that are taken orally. You may not want to use it straight from the bottle though because it can irritate the skin and may cause redness or peeling.

Blood

Liquid chlorophyll is supposed to help purify the blood and improve circulation. In particular, people believe that it helps improve the quality of your red blood cells. Taking liquid chlorophyll could help increase the amount of hemoglobin in your blood, which is a protein that carries oxygen from our lungs to other parts of the body. Due to the fact it contains copper, liquid chlorophyll is also supposed to help carry iron in the blood. Those with anemia may find liquid chlorophyll helpful because it can potentially increase red blood cell production which reduces feelings of fatigue and weakness, allowing you to exercise longer or harder for more intense workouts.

Detoxification and cancer

Liquid chlorophyll is said to have anticancer effects because it is believed to help flush toxins from the body because it’s supposed to bind to certain carcinogens in order for them to be removed. It has been used as a detox supplement by some people after realizing that liquid chlorophyll can remove heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium from the body.

Liquid chlorophyll may also help prevent cancer because it is supposed to neutralize free radicals which are known for their ability to damage cells, DNA, and even cause mutations that lead to the development of tumors. It could potentially be used as a supplement in protecting against different types of cancers including leukemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer.

Weight loss

Liquid chlorophyll is supposed to help boost metabolism which can be helpful for weight loss. By increasing your metabolic rate, liquid chlorophyll could potentially speed up the process of converting food into energy so you may have more energy and feel less hungry throughout the day. It’s even believed that liquid chlorophyll helps with cravings because it is supposed to suppress your appetite due to its ability to reduce water retention.

Deodorant

Liquid chlorophyll may be able to help reduce the amount of sweat that your body produces which could potentially make you smell better by reducing body odors. Some liquid chlorophyll products are even designed specifically for use as deodorants without any harsh chemicals or fragrances.

Breath freshener

By supposedly killing the bacteria on your tongue, liquid chlorophyll can help freshen your breath. This is why liquid chlorophyll products are also sometimes used as toothpaste because it helps kill off any harmful oral bacteria which contributes to bad breath or cavities. Some liquid chlorophyll products even claim that they leave behind a minty flavor which can enhance your breath even more.

Are any of the claims for liquid chlorophyll scientifically proven?

No, liquid chlorophyll has not been thoroughly studied. The claims that liquid chlorophyll can help flush out toxins and improve circulation are based on scientific studies in lab animals but there is no evidence showing it works the same way in humans. There have also never been any human clinical trials conducted to see if liquid chlorophyll is safe and the effects of chlorophyll for the specific claims made above.

Are there any risks to taking chlorophyll?

Not much is known about liquid chlorophyll and the potential side effects that come with using it. Since liquid chlorophyll contains copper, there may be a risk of getting too much copper in your system which could potentially lead to liver problems such as cirrhosis or hepatitis. Liquid chlorophyll products are also not regulated by any government agency so it may have been mixed with other ingredients that could potentially be harmful to the body. Always check the label before you consume anything. Chlorophyll isn't toxic but it may produce mild side effects such as an upset stomach, diarrhea, and different colored stool. When taken topically, chlorophyll may cause an allergic reaction on the skin leaving it red and itchy. Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are thinking of taking chlorophyll to ensure it is right for you.

What are the different methods of taking chlorophyll?

ORal chlorophyll can be taken orally in liquid form in the form of chlorophyll drops but it is not the only form of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll may also come in a tablet or powder that you mix with water to make liquid chlorophyll. Some liquid chlorophyll products are even designed specifically for topical use such as deodorants and mouthwashes so keep an eye out for these if all of the claims made above sound like something you need. A typical dose of liquid chlorophyll is usually between 100-300 milligrams of chlorophyll per day.

Where can I buy liquid chlorophyll?

You may be able to find liquid chlorophyll products at your local health food store or online on websites such as Amazon.com. Make sure the product contains 100% liquid chlorophyll content and does not contain any ingredients that might harm your body before purchasing it for yourself.

Summary

Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in plants that helps them convert sunlight into energy. People have noted that it may have medicinal value for humans and have made it into a liquid form. The liquid form is usually chlorophyllin, which just means that the magnesium in the chlorophyll was replaced with copper. It is said to have a number of benefits from skincare to cancer although none of these have been scientifically proven. There is a risk of some side effects, such as an upset stomach, but it is not known to be toxic. It comes in many different forms including liquid, tablet, powder, and topical form. It is readily available online or at your local health food store but be sure to read the label before buying any of the products. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider should you have any further questions and to see if liquid chlorophyll is right for you.

Research and Sources:

sciencedirect.com

lpi.oregonstate.edu

medicalnewstoday.com

pdfs.semanticscholar.org

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26091384

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