The time has come to discuss the juicy details on why you should think again and do a bit of research before guzzling your next shot of liquid chlorophyll .
Liquid chlorophyll has taken Instagram and TikTok by storm. Most influencers are not only promoting it but promising it will cure all of our “problems.”
As a society, we have FOMO if we are not taking part in the latest trends and since chlorophyll has entered the nutrition arena, it’s only fair if I investigate the truth behind this fad.
What is chlorophyll?
Do you remember talking about photosynthesis in grade school? I know I do. Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their vibrant green color and helps plants transform sunlight into energy. This is also known as photosynthesis.
While chlorophyll comes from plants, chlorophyllin is a supplement consumers are actually taking. In other words, you are actually not consuming chlorophyll.
Isn’t it suspicious that brands are omitting this incredibly important fact from their labels and advertisements?
What are the claims of consuming liquid chlorophyll?
Liquid chlorophyll is being called the “miracle product.” Brands and influencers are claiming that this green, slimy looking water is helping people
- lose weight
- increase energy
- reduce acne
- prevent cancer
- detox the body
All of these promises sound intriguing but is there scientific evidence to back up these claims?
Will chlorophyll detox your body and give you energy?
It cannot detox the body. Yes, the supplement contains vitamin E and C which are needed for the production of bile but chlorophyll itself, cannot detox the body. Furthermore, evidence has shown that chlorophyll cannot boost energy. The only possible reason followers of this trend feel more energized is because they’re drinking more water.
Does chlorophyll get rid of acne?
Chlorophyll cannot cure acne. According to dermatologists, applied topically it could help with wound healing outside of the body. Acne is an internal and external struggle. Dermatologists have even warned that it can cause skin irritation in some people.
Are the brands right? Can chlorophyll prevent cancer?
As we know a diet full of processed foods may be linked to cancer but there’s no evidence supporting that it may prevent cancer. Science has proven that consuming foods rich in antioxidants is important to protect your body from cancer.
However, scientists don’t know if chlorophyll has a positive or negative effect on cancer cells.
Can chlorophyll help you lose weight?
The research simply is not there yet. Although there is one study showing a possibility, it’s weak in many aspects.
Side effects of taking chlorophyll:
Consuming chlorophyll may cause gastrointestinal issues including diarrhea and discoloration of urine or stool.
Drug interactions and ill effects on chronic conditions can also occur if you drink liquid chlorophyll.
Scientists and researchers proclaim that consuming a diet filled with spinach, kale, broccoli, and other veggies that are showing the true beauty of chlorophyll…green! This budget friendly strategy will help you achieve optimal health. So listen to science and do your research. Plus, always remember that if you’re taking prescriptions and if you’re pregnant or in those child-bearing years, please consult with your physician and dietitian before adding any supplementation to your daily intake.
- Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllin
- Are There Health Benefits to Using Liquid Chlorophyll?
- What are the benefits of chlorophyll?
- What Is Liquid Chlorophyll—and Is It Healthy? Here’s What a Dietitian Says
- Body weight loss, reduced urge for palatable food and increased release of GLP-1 through daily supplementation with green-plant membranes for three months in overweight women