Benefits Of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a green pigment that is responsible for absorbing light in photosynthetic organisms. It’s present in most green veggies, wheatgrass, some herbs, and certain algae. Supplement sources of Chlorophyll are typically algae or alfalfa.


What are some possible benefits of its use?

1. Antioxidant
2. Anti-inflammatory
3. Anti-bacterial (can even improve acne)
4. Liver detoxification
5. Chemoprotective (protects healthy tissue from anticancer drugs)
6. Decreased risk of colon cancer
7. Weight control

Since we’re talking all about detoxification this month, let’s take a closer look at this benefit.

Adults with a high risk of Liver cancer or Hepatitis B were given 100 milligrams of Chlorophyllin or placebo three times daily.

After 16 weeks Aflatoxin-B1 (A1B1) levels dropped 55% more in the Chlorophyllin group than the placebo group.

How does this translate to Liver detoxification? Aflatoxins increase the risk of liver damage and liver cancer. Research suggests that Chlorophyll can increase the activity of enzymes that are responsible for removing bodily toxins.