Chlorophyll: The benefits and uses

Green Chlorophyll Water on desk

Green water. Yes, it’s a thing thanks to platforms, such as TikTok. A quick hashtag search will reveal video clips with users enjoying green water. This growing trend promotes drinking chlorophyll to reap endless benefits. An energy booster, a detoxifier, and an immune system stimulator are just some reported wins. But let’s take a step back. What is chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll is a naturally produced green pigment found in plants and algae. It gives them a green color and is critical for photosynthesis to convert sunlight into energy. The result is plants that provide us with tons of antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E. Chlorophyll is consumed naturally by eating plants or in a supplemental form, which may increase effectiveness. One option is liquid chlorophyll.

In a liquid form, chlorophyll makes chlorophyllin, which absorbs into the body better than chlorophyll. It’s a good alternative because it doesn’t break down during digestion before absorption, like chlorophyll.

Adding liquid chlorophyll to your daily regimen is said to provide the following benefits…

  • Aids in addiction recovery
  • Boosts immune system
  • Combats liver damage
  • Decreases harmful cholesterol levels
  • Detoxes intestines
  • Eliminates fungus
  • Energizes the body
  • Reduces bloating
  • Reduces incidence of cancer/tumors
  • Supports healthy cells, organs, and tissue

Additionally, adding liquid chlorophyll to water each day is believed to…

  • Act as a deodorizer for body and urine odor, as well as bad breath.
  • Aid in weight loss by regulating hunger hormones and helping you feel fuller longer.
  • Clear acne, reduce large pores and minimize signs of aging.
  • Detox the blood, increase oxygen, and improve red blood cell quality.
  • Reduce bacterial growth and inflammation to heal skin wounds faster.

Looking to try some green water? The company NOW Foods offers concentrated Liquid Chlorophyll in a natural mint flavor. Add one teaspoon of chlorophyll to eight ounces of water each day to reap the benefits. This internal deodorizer is also dairy-free, egg-free, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, and soy-free. It’s best to consume from a straw to avoid staining the teeth.

If consuming chlorophyll is your thing, you can also make it at home.

  1. Add a 1/3 cup of washed curly parsley and six cups of water to a blender and blend until a green liquid appears.
  2. Strain and pour the mixture into a saucepan.
  3. On low heat, slowly stir the mixture until green particles rise.
  4. Then remove from heat, pour over ice and cool the mixture in your refrigerator for a few hours.
  5. Next, pour the cold mixture into a cheesecloth or a muslin bag.
  6. Collect the green paste, refrigerate and consume throughout the week.

Research is still being conducted on the extended benefits and uses of chlorophyll. If you are taking medication, please consult with your primary care physician before adding chlorophyll to your daily regimen.

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