As part of NewBeauty Magazine’s Brain Trust I am asked my opinion on foods and supplements for beautiful skin from the inside out. As liquid chlorophyll has become a huge trend on TikTok they reached out to find out the science behind this ‘is it too good to be true’ trend and I’m sharing my answers in this new blog post.
Absolutely not! Chlorophyll is the pigment in green algae and plants that gives it its vivid color. Whilst chlorophyll drops do contain vitamins and antioxidants, they do not contain any of the fibre that we find in vegetables, which is so essential to our metabolic and digestive health. As such, I recommend chlorophyll drops as a supplement to a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and sea vegetables, not as a substitute.
Chlorophyll has been linked to benefits in reducing inflammation, skin healing (when applied topically), detoxification and weight loss. However, the limited clinical studies we have on chlorophyll are mixed when it comes to results.
Again, the clinical literature we have for chlorophyll is limited, and there are no studies on its long term usage. I would caution against using too much, too often as it may cause digestive problems, or irritation if used topically.
Personally, I would choose to get my chlorophyll from eating an abundance of leafy greens and sea vegetables as you are reaping all of the benefits of consuming the fibre also. I have tried chlorophyll drops in the past and did not notice any beneficial effects.
If I was choosing a supplement I would choose drops as they are more likely to be absorbed, I would ensure it was organic, and would make sure it did not contain any fillers, flavors or additives.
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