What Is Chlorophyll And Why Are People Drinking It?
Liquid chlorophyll as a supplement has been taking social media by storm as some swear by it, causing it to be sold out in stores and stocks of the stuff to fly off the shelves. So, what is it exactly, and are its rumoured benefits real?
Why chlorophyll is the new health and beauty fad
As is the way with social media platforms like Tiktok, all it takes is one person sharing their beauty and health secrets for a product to gain widespread attention and becoming sold out in stores. This time, chlorophyll has piqued the internet’s interest as people have anecdotally shared how it has reportedly helped clear people’s acne in particular over social media. It has reportedly been used by celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow for its purported health benefits.
What is chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is a green pigment or compound that is found in plants and is essential to helping them convert sunlight into an energy source. It is found naturally in the green plants we eat, such as spinach and kale.
Are there benefits to drinking it?
Chlorophyll is a potent antioxidant, which may explain why people report better skin after drinking it since it protects the cells from damage from free radicals, including pollution and UV damage. In addition to this, it is also said to help wound healing, which can again perhaps explain why people report clearer skin as it has been reported that acne scars are less visible since using chlorophyll as a supplement.
There have also been some reports of chlorophyll being used to help aid weight loss and ease bloating on social media, however, these are currently unsubstantiated as there haven't been any studies to prove this.
Is it safe to drink?
While it is considered largely safe, it is still advised, as with all supplements, that you should consult a GP, dermatologist or nutritionist before trying this in case of drug interactions or it simply doesn’t work as expected.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.