Tiktok and its influencers are infatuated with liquid chlorophyll and it skin clearing powers. But we have a few questions for this new tiktok fad.
What is it?
Chlorophyll is a pigment in plants that make them green. It also has some benefits for your body like vitamins, antioxidants, and some therapeutic properties that have a positive affect on your body.
How can this green pigment benefit your skin?
It is a potent antioxidant, and antioxidants are known to help detox your body. Antioxidants are naturally occuring in leeks, garlic, berries, nuts, whole grains and many other sources of nutrition.
Some more benefits to chlorophyll
- Detoxifying your blood
- Boosting your immune system
- Cleansing your intestines
- Getting rid of bad odor
- Boosting energy
Another popular reason people love it is because its like a internal deodorant and it has some odor fighting properties.
Are the supplements trending on TikTok actually safe to consume?
There are little-known health risks, but the FDA has not approved a supplement. Also there is no limit considered safe. However, so far it is not known to be toxic. Unfortunately, one common side effect is diarrhea.
Is it worth the hype?
NYC-based registered dietitian and nutritionist, Sammi Haber Brondo, and Boston nutritionist Alex Aldeborgh presented their viewpoints recently on Forbes.
“Instead of natural chlorophyll, “chlorophyll water and liquid chlorophyll drops actually contain chlorophyllin, which is a water-soluble derivative of naturally occurring chlorophyll” said Brondo. “There are many proposed benefits of consuming chlorophyll, including weight loss, detoxification, cancer prevention and blood-building and oxygenating,” said Aldeborgh. “It may also increase platelet-related measures in the blood, which may benefit athletic performance by reducing pain and fatigue.”Is Chlorophyll Water Worth The Hype? Here’s What The Experts Say, Forbes
Also Brondo states that it can help with wound healing and skin inflammation and neutralizing odors, but he adds that eating dark green vegetables is the same as drinking the “magical” water.
As a result drinking liquid chlorophyll is really up to you, considering it has few known health risks and it has some good benefits for your body, though no more than eating vegetables. However, I would recommend doing more non-sponsored research before following a TikTok trend.