Chlorophyll is something which is present in green plants and helps them in the process of photosynthesis but you are not here to learn about photosynthesis instead you want to know the health benefits of liquid chlorophyll.
Let’s start with a brief introduction to chlorophyll.
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What is Chlorophyll?
As I have already mentioned, it is found in green plants, vegetables, grass, etc and help them in the process of photosynthesis.
Plants or I must say green plants use it to convert light energy from sunlight into mechanical energy for growth and development.
after understanding it (with a brief introduction) let’s take a look at some amazing health benefits of liquid chlorophyll.
Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll
There are many benefits but below I have listed down 5 of them:
1. Weight Loss
It has amazing weight loss benefit. Basically, chlorophyll works with hunger hormones and regulates the intake of food.
A study conducted in 2013 has shown that chlorophyll containing food satisfies the feeling of eating more and reduces hunger which ultimately results in less eating and this is how weight loss occurs.
It has also been found that chlorophyll reduces harmful cholesterol levels.
2. Boosts Immune System
As mentioned above that it reduces cholesterol levels which is one of the leading causes of many other conditions, it also stimulates the production of white blood cells found in the bone marrow.
White blood cells are a natural defense of our body and they protect us from different viral and bacterial attacks.
So, this is how chlorophyll boosts our immune system indirectly by increasing the production of white blood cells.
3. Skin Healing Properties
It also has amazing skin healing properties and it has been shown that it reduces the inflammation and bacterial growth in the areas around the skin wound.
It has also been seen that it is also effective to some extent in treating acne.
4. Reduces the Risk of Cancer
Many researches have been done to see if chlorophyll is effective in preventing cancer or not. Surprisingly, it does!
According to an animal study, it has been found that chlorophyll inhibits liver tumor incidence by 29-64% and stomach tumor incidence by 24-45%.
Don’t underestimate the benefits of chlorophyll and add it to your diet.
5. Detoxifies the Body
It has been seen that chlorophyll has detoxifying properties too. It improves the healthy blood flow in the body which in turn helps the body to get rid of harmful toxins from the body.
Now, the question is…
How to Intake Chlorophyll to Get Benefits?
There are 2 ways to intake chlorophyll:
Let me discuss both of them step by step.
Green Plants or vegetables are rich and probably the best source of taking chlorophyll naturally. They include:
- Wheat Grass
- Collard Greens
- Mustard Greens
- Alfalfa etc…
There are different chlorophyll supplements in the tablet, liquid or sprays form available from different food stores, drug stores or even from online shops.
According to reports by Oregon State University, the average daily dosage of chlorophyll ranges between 100-300 mg divided into 3 doses.
That’s why the supplement form is good for those who can’t take enough of it naturally.
Are there any Side Effects of Chlorophyll?
Usually, chlorophyll has no side effects or is not known to be toxic but in rare cases, some side effects have been noticed. They include:
- Digestive Problems
- Yellow, green or even black stools
- Gastrointestinal Cramping
There are some other side effects too but they are very rare and aren’t worth discussing.
Effects of Chlorophyll on pregnant or breastfeeding women have not been reported and there is also not much information available as not much research is done.
So, if you are pregnant or feeding your child then consult with your doctor before taking chlorophyll as it could react with the medications you are taking.
The Bottom Line!
Lastly, I’d like to say that if you feel uncomfortable or notice anything weird then go to your doctor and narrate the situation.
Usually, it has been noticed that chlorophyll shows very rare side effects or complications and is a very healthy and safe nutrient to consume.
Usama Azam is a 1st-year medical student and a professional blogger. He writes on natural treatments about health and medical conditions. To know more about him visit About page.