Ever thought of drinking liquid chlorophyll, the substance giving plants their green pigment? No? Then you're probably not on TikTok, as it is one of the latest trends on the platform.
#chlorophyll has reached over 200 million views. Users claim drinking a concentrated form of the naturally derived substance that gives plants their green pigment and is also found in green vegetables, like spinach and parsley, will clear your skin, support your immunity, help with weight loss and eliminate body odor.
Like with most popular wellness trends these days, however, you won’t be surprised to find out that there is actually little to no scientific or medical evidence to support using chlorophyll, writes GQ magazine. Dr Rupy Aujla, an NHS medical doctor who specializes in nutritional medicine and runs The Doctor's Kitchen, explained that it’s far more beneficial to just eat green vegetables. “Chlorophyll is one natural component of green leafy vegetables, and a few other products, used for photosynthesis in plants,” he explains. “As the benefits of eating plants are more likely to do with multiple other ingredients found in dark green vegetables, such as fibre, sulforaphane and other chemicals, if you only eat the chlorophyll you’re missing out on lots of other beneficial ingredients.” For this reason, he said he would see no reason to recommend it.
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