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Should You Take Chlorophyll? An RD Explains the Benefits, and the Risks [The Beet]

Should You Take Chlorophyll? An RD Explains the Benefits, and the Risks [The Beet]


There’s a surprising amount of research that showcases the potential benefits chlorophyll (and chlorophyllin) can bring to our body, but not all have been done on humans or consist of using liquid chlorophyll. Liquid chlorophyll does appear to be helpful to clear and smooth your skin. Chlorophyll water appears to work to help your body detox.  Chlorophyll has been shown to help promote weight loss There is very limited research on whether or not sipping chlorophyll water can help with weight loss.
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When You Take A Chlorophyll Supplement, This Is What Happens To Your Body [The List]

When You Take A Chlorophyll Supplement, This Is What Happens To Your Body [The List]

Chlorophyll has some surprising health benefits.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, chlorophyllin copper complex can be used topically to treat wounds, as it removes dead cells and sanitizes. A 2015 study showed that the same component could be used to treat acne, showing improvements in just a matter of weeks. While there is a long history of using chlorophyll-derived unguents to treat the skin, the health benefits of consuming it have been less tested (via Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University).

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What You Need To Know About Chlorophyll – The Wellness Trend All Over TikTok [Russh]

What You Need To Know About Chlorophyll – The Wellness Trend All Over TikTok [Russh]

Chlorophyl is nature’s green vitality boost. It is naturally found in plants and algae. You can also find chlorophyll in dietary supplements and functional foods. This powerhouse phytochemical contains antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral properties. Antioxidants are what help our cells to defend against oxidative stress from our busy lifestyles and environment. Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in plants – think dark leafy greens, think chlorophyll.
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Can Drinking Liquid Chlorophyll Clear Up Acne Like the TikTok Trend Claims? [Vogue]

Can Drinking Liquid Chlorophyll Clear Up Acne Like the TikTok Trend Claims? [Vogue]


As far as its potential skin-care benefits, board-certified dermatologist Purvisha Patel breaks it down for us: “Chlorophyll is high in vitamins C, A, E, and K, and it has antioxidant properties,” says Patel, who is based in Germantown, Tennessee. This means it helps fight free radicals that occur when the skin is damaged or breaking down. “Liquid chlorophyll is helpful if you have inflammatory acne that is red and inflamed,” says Patel. Although, if you have deep, cystic acne, Patel does not suggest this antioxidant as “it may not be very helpful.”
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The Truth Behind the Liquid-Chlorophyll Craze, According to a Nutritionist [New Beauty]

The Truth Behind the Liquid-Chlorophyll Craze, According to a Nutritionist [New Beauty]


Although chlorophyll drops may seem just as nutritional as eating leafy greens due to its vivid color, these drops miss the mark when it comes to including essential fiber. However, the results of chlorophyll drops do vary, and so long as the drops you pick are organic and free of fillers, flavors or additives, as Hanway recommends, they’re worth a shot. Some favorites:  Chlorophyll Water Nature-Enhanced Purified Water ($30 for six).
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Can Drinking Liquid Chlorophyll Clear Up Acne Like the TikTok Trend Claims? [Allure]

Can Drinking Liquid Chlorophyll Clear Up Acne Like the TikTok Trend Claims? [Allure]


As far as its potential skin-care perks, board-certified dermatologist Purvisha Patel breaks it down for us. "Chlorophyll is high in vitamins C, A, E, and K, and it has antioxidant properties," says Patel, who is based in Germantown, Tennessee. This means it helps fight free radicals that occur when the skin is damaged or breaking down. "Liquid chlorophyll is helpful if you have inflammatory acne that is red and inflamed," says Patel. Although, if you have deep, cystic acne, Patel does not suggest this antioxidant as "it may not be very helpful" in treating this type of acne.
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