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Social media has found a new fad to go gaga over—Liquid Chlorophyll. Chances are that you might have come across fitness enthusiasts holding a glass of a dark green-coloured juice. To our surprise, it’s the green pigment found in plants that gives them their vibrant colour and essential nutrients for survival. Not just influencers on Instagram and TikTok, but celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Mandy Moore and Kylie Jenner too swear by a few drops of liquid chlorophyll added to their daily dose of lemon-infused water.
Chlorophyll, dubbed “green blood” due to its similar molecular structure to human blood, is packed with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.If you’re a lover of raw (or lightly-cooked) dark green, leafy vegetables, then you are probably getting your fair share of natural chlorophyll. For me, eight years ago I was consistently on-the-go and was not eating a plant-based diet. When a blood test revealed I was iron deficient I decided, with the advice of my doctor, to add an iron supplement in combination with liquid chlorophyll (chlorophyllin) to my diet to increase my red blood cells. My numbers eventually went up and my love for liquid chlorophyll remained.
Experts have touted chlorophyll for everything from its support of healthy digestion to its impact on your appearance; this nutrient has been linked to fresher, more youthful skin. What’s even more exciting (if anything could be more exciting than younger skin!) is that some research suggests that chlorophyll helps protect your DNA against the ravages of modern life. This is why chlorophyll is one of the go-to nutrients if you’re seeking to offer extra support to your body’s natural metabolic detoxification pathways, which are involved in the process of inhibiting the effects of free radicals and environmental toxins.
The Final Verdict: Chlorophyll is definitely a health booster After 1 week: My skin has definitely improved and looks brighter and clearer. Again, perhaps that can be attributed to a boost in my overall water consumption, but I had a facial, and instead of it leaving my skin inflamed, I was actually glowing, which may have something to do with chlorophyll’s magical wound-healing properties. (Although for better skin and wound healing benefits, they say you should apply the chlorophyll topically.) Finally, by the end of the week, my digestion started running like a well-oiled machine, which made me feel like I was absorbing the nutrients from my food better, leaving me feeling less bloated, with more energy. I also noticed my eyes looked clearer, or more rested, so I will be continuing this ritual of reaching for yet a glass of chlorophyll water.
Reading the word “chlorophyll” likely took you straight back to an elementary school science class. But it seems chlorophyll has more uses than just creating energy for plants. Research shows chlorophyll supplements can actually foster weight loss.
Chlorophyll has already been proven to benefit your skin by reducing sun damage, is can work as an acne remedy, and it can help with healing wounds through neutralizing skin bacteria. It has also been found to be a natural deodorant, reducing the symptoms in people with trimethylaminuria, a condition that causes fishy odors. It has a few other benefits, but one of the biggest is that it may be an anticarcinogenic.
Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their green color. It helps plants absorb energy and get their nutrients from sunlight during the biological process known as photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is full of vitamins and minerals and has incredible health benefits not only for plants, but us humans too.
One of the most important functions of chlorophyll is that it isanti-aging. Living an unhealthy life for years leads to the accumulation of toxins and oxidative stress, which can provoke premature aging.