The newest health and beauty trend is all over tiktok and social media. We are of course talking about Chlorophyll water. I had actually never heard about this supplement before so of course I needed to research it and see what all the fuss was about. Just search #chlorophyll on tiktok or even instagram and you’ll see beauty and wellness gurus singing it’s praises and benefits. I love trying new beauty and health products and trends. We have done a deep dive so keep reading, chlorophyll water and everything you need to know!
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Chlorophyll Water Everything You Need to Know
What is Chlorophyll
Quite simply chlorophyll is the stuff that makes plants green! Chlorophyll is a type of plant pigment responsible for the absorption of light in the process of photosynthesis – the process of changing light into energy in a plant.It also has vitamins, antioxidants, and therapeutic properties that have the potential to benefit your body. There are a few different ways you can get chlorophyll by eating plants and then of course supplements. You have heard a million times eat your greens (because it’s so healthy for you) now you can drink your greens too! Check out this article by a Registered Dietician explaining the benefits. The liquid drops that everyone is adding into their water are not 100% chlorophyll instead it’s usually a combination of chlorophyll with sodium and copper salts that forms chlorophyllin—a version of chlorophyll that’s believed to be more absorbable by the body. You can add this to water or even your morning smoothie.
Some of the benefits of chlorophyll Water quells hunger, helps you lose weight, gets rid of body odor, heals superficial wounds, enhances vitality, removes toxins from blood, and strengthens the immune system.https://www.pinterest.ca/classically_cait/
Benefits of Chlorophyll Water
Helps Detox Your Body
Chlorophyll can help to support you liver and kidneys in the detoxification process that your body goes through. A recent study showed that chlorophyll was helpful in reducing oxidative stress in the liver. A small study in 2009 found that taking chlorophyll may limit ingested aflatoxin, which is a compound that has been linked with cancer. This potent green drink has vitamins, antioxidants, and therapeutic properties.
Helps with clear & Beautiful Skin
First off we all know how important hydration is to having beautiful skin so drinking chlorophyll water is a great way to encourage yourself to drink more H20, it has also shown to reduce inflammation and bacterial growth. In recent studies people with acne and sun damage saw improvements to their skin when drinking chlorophyll water for an extended period of time (4 weeks or more).
Supports Weight Loss
Sipping this green water can help curb sugar cravings and can help to improve cholesterol levels. Also drinking more Water can be really helpful for weight loss. It is 100% calorie-free, helps you burn more calories and may even suppress your appetite if consumed before meals. The benefits are even greater when you replace sugary beverages with water. It is a very easy way to cut back on sugar and calories. This green drink can also help to encourage you to drink more water.
Detoxification and Cancer
Researchers have looked into the effect of chlorophyll and chlorophyll on cancer. Researchers found that taking oral chlorophyll daily significantly reduced tumour size in mice that had been transplanted with human pancreatic cancer cells.
While chlorophyll has been used since the 1940s to neutralize certain odours, studies are outdated and show mixed results.
You can Also Get Chlorophyll From Foods:
- Green beans
- Spinach (one cup of raw spinach contains about 24 mg of chlorophyll.)
You can also make your own chlorophyll! Three ounces of parsley makes about 2 tablespoons of chlorophyll. Get the recipe here.
What Happened When I tried Chlorophyll for a week
So of course I have to jump on this vial TikTok trend so I went ahead and ordered some liquid chlorophyll off Amazon. Once it arrived I started taking it in the mornings and just adding it into my water and had it with my usually morning cup of coffee. The taste of chlorophyll water is actually good it just tasted like clean water to me. I found that through out the 7 days I drank chlorophyll water I was more conscious in general about drinking H20 I also noticed a slight improvement in my skin (but that also could have been because I was drinking more water). As for weight loss or anything like that 7 days is not enough time to get the full benefits. But I do think that I will continuing drinking chlorophyll water as I like the simplicity of it and it make me feel healthy!
How to Take Chlorophyll Supplement
There are so many places to buy chlorophyll supplements your can get them at most health food stores, drug stores, natural food shops, and of course Amazon. Chlorophyll can be taken many different ways and comes in several different forms.
Forms of Chlorophyll
- Liquid (which is probably the most common and popular) just a few drops in some H2O and you are good to go!
Chlorophyll supplements are not regulated so check with your doctor but the most common recommended dose is 100 and 300 milligrams (mg) per day over three divided doses. You can also incorporate chlorophyll into your daily diet by adding in foods rich in chlorophyll or by adding the liquid from into your recipes.
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In conclusion chlorophyll has some great health benefits (like clearing up skin etc). It is easy to incorporate natural chlorophyll into your diet by eating foods that are rich in it like spinach, wheatgrass, and kale or you can incorporate into your water with the liquid supplements. Cheers to health! Want to get long strong healthy hair- check our our DIY rice water recipe!