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Are There Really Benefits to Drinking Chlorophyll?


A few drops of liquid chlorophyll in your water in the morning is growing its popularity. Everywhere you look, whether it’s TikTok or Instagram someone is sharing the benefits of incorporating liquid chlorophyll into your diet. Chlorophyll is responsible for making plants healthy and green. We already find chlorophyll in the green vegetables we eat like spinach and alfalfa. Wheatgrass is also rich in chlorophyll either taken as a powder supplement, pressed juice, or capsule. Although we naturally get chlorophyll in the green veggies we eat, some adults may not consume enough. Here are a few proven benefits of incorporating more chlorophyll into your diet.


Deodorant Properties


Chlorophyll significantly helps to reduce natural body odor. If you take chlorophyll long enough you will notice that it’s okay to reduce your deodorant use. There are older studies of chlorophyll acting as a natural deodorant. In this study in 1960 it was suggested that chlorophyll may reduce odors in people that had a colostomy. A later study in 1989 proved that this was not true. However in 1980, this study proved that chlorophyll improved lower body odor in older adults living in nursing homes.


Acne Clearing


If you take chlorophyll over time you will notice less breakouts. Topical chlorophyll can serve as an acne spot treatment. In this study, researchers found that a gel containing chlorophylin helps to reduce facial acne and large pores. 10 participants had moderate acne and used the chlorophylin gel for at least 3 weeks. Just by taking the liquid drop in water, you will notice a change in the appearance of your skin.


Anti-aging


Not only can chlorophylin gel be used as an acne treatment, it also has anti-aging properties. A study found that applying a gel containing chlorophyllin to the skin reduced signs of photoaging, which is aging that results from sun exposure. The study used skin samples from four healthy women and lasted for 12 days. The results showed that chlorophylin acts similar to the medication tretinoin that is used to treat acne and sun-damaged skin. Similar results can be found by drinking chlorophyll.


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