It looks like boring swamp water or motor oil but its not! I always describe it like the blood of green veggies or plants – and its not as gruesome as it sounds!
Chlorophyll can be found in all green plants such as leafy greens or green veggies we commonly eat. It is essentially an internal deodorant that helps to cleanse the organs and provide more oxygen to the body while it is also used to treat skin conditions, digestive issues and maintain good health among other things.
The definition of chlorophyll is “the green substance in plants that makes it possible for them to make food from carbon dioxide and water.”
This green substance allows plants to absorb light through photosynthesis but why are humans drinking it? Well, the spark notes version is it will make you GLOW.
Here is a more detailed version of notes on the benefits:
- Chlorophyll aids in detoxifying the body of harmful toxins, eliminating any potential carcinogens, optimizing liver health and detoxifying the blood as well
- It can help healing at a more rapid rate because it slows the rate at which bacteria can reproduce
- It protects the skin and can reduce inflammation, see also; GLOW
- Improves digestion and metabolism which can result in helping to aid in healthy weight loss
- Like your greens it’s a good source of vitamins A, C, E, and K
- Energizes the body
- Can be a preventative to disease
- Acts as an internal deodorant which can help with any body odors too – it has been used to treat bad breath and can also eliminate odors in urine and fecal
It comes in liquid form – it is best to get the most concentrated form of it and can be found at most of your health food stores. It directs you on the bottle how to use it on a daily basis and you just add it to water! I drink a liter of chlorophyll H2O daily. I often get asked how it tastes and honestly, like nothing really. If you prefer a taste they do come in flavours such as mint or apple! I drink the original but also picked up a big bottle of apple flavoured chlorophyll because sometimes it is good to switch things up but it also tastes so good!
You can get chlorophyll from plants or supplements. Chlorophyll may not survive digestion long enough for absorption so using supplements like in the liquid form allows you to reap the benefits quickly. PS. chlorophyll supplements are actually chlorophyllin.
Plants or herbs that are fresh and green are a good indicator of chlorophyll. Such as:
- green beans
- sugar peas
Always check with a health care professional if it is in your best interest but there are no side effects research has found related to chlorophyll in the recommended dosages. You may experience darker or greener stools or diarrhea as an FYI but it is not something I personally would worry about and the body is appreciative of this goodness. Basically, start drinking this green gem!
Current status: drinking apple chlorophyll, munching on fennel and blogging.
Mode: detox mode in full effect, feeling good!
Sip happens! Cheers to your health! *chugs*