Benefits of Chlorophyll by Dr. Jenelle Kim

Benefits of Chlorophyll by Dr. Jenelle Kim

Dr. Jenelle Kim, DACM, L.Ac., is the founder and leader formulator for JBK Wellness Labs. Dr. Kim is carrying on the medical knowledge and wisdom of her lineage. Dr. Kim is devoted to integrating the philosophy, medical wisdom, and expertise of East Asia with the advancements of modern life and medicine of the West in order to touch and positively affect the lives of others. Dr. Kim is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is Nationally Board Certified in Herbology, Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture. Dr. Kim completed extensive training in East Asia under some of the most respected doctors in the field of Oriental Medicine and is the custodian of her lineage’s proprietary Bi Bong® formulas.

With almost 20 years in the beauty and wellness industry, Dr. Kim has formulated some of the first all-natural luxury products carried in high-end spas across the world including Ritz Carlton, Four Season & Mandarin Oriental high-end retailers such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman, and in the natural marketplace in stores such as Whole Foods Market & Sprouts.

What is chlorophyll and what does it do for health and skin?

Chlorophyll is a potent antioxidant that is present in most green vegetables. It can also be found in supplements, such as pills, ointments, sprays and liquids, in the form of chlorophyllin. Chlorophyll is known to help improve overall health, boost energy, and help to fight illness. Chlorophyll has powerful antioxidant properties that make it beneficial to the skin. It is known to help cleanse and purify the skin, it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and it is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K,which help to nourish and revitalize skin cells.

Why is chlorophyll water suddenly becoming popular as of late?

Chlorophyll water has become the latest TikTok trend. Where users are claiming it’s acure-all for health issues such as bloating, acne, and body odor.

What should one look for when shopping for chlorophyll water products?

When finding any supplement to incorporate into your daily regimen, it is always important to find a reputable company that truly understands ingredients and knows how to properly formulate. It is vital tofind pure and natural ingredients so that they are properly absorbed and assimilated into the body.

Is this just another wellness fad, or does it have any merit to it?

Chlorophyll is a beneficial nutrient found in all leafy green vegetables. Since many people don't eat a healthy, high vegetable diet, it canbe something their body could benefit from. However, if you're lowin chlorophyll, you're likely low in other nutrients too. Since most supplements on the market are made with a synthetic formof chlorophyll called chlorophyllin, which has little information available about how it interacts with our bodies, I recommend increasing the leafy greens in your diet.  This can be achieved by simply consuming a juice of leafy greens in the morning. Even a simple drink of parsley and water can provide significant benefits.