Updated: May 7, 2020
Chlorophyll is essentially the pigment that is found in green plants. It helps plants absorb energy from the sun for the photosynthesis process. However, in recent years, since the 1960s, it's been taken separately as a liquid supplement. It has immense vitamins, antioxidants, and detoxification benefits if taken as a supplement.
When taken as a liquid supplement it is actually not chlorophyll but chlorophyllin. It often referred to as chlorophyll because it has very similar properties without magnesium. Instead, chlorophyllin has copper that is naturally derived from chlorophyll. There have been very few studies but some significant results to vouch for the benefits of this supplement. A study completed in 2014, suggested that overweight women who took membrane supplements along w/ chlorophyll lost more weight than women who did not. In addition, participants who took the supplement also had a reduction in cholesterol levels (Weight Loss). In 2008, there was a study on surgical wounds and healing properties by placing topical chlorophyll on the wounds. With the use of chlorophyll medication, it promoted faster healing and prevention of infections. (Wound Healing) Some studies have also suggested that using gel chlorophyllin on acne reduced inflammation and bumps after three weeks of use. There have been studies conducted on rats that suggest chlorophyll prevents cancerous tumors, the reduction of growth, and slowing the spread of cancer. (Cancer)
Although most of the studies are linked to cancer, topical treatments, and blood building, it apparently has some notable benefits for weight loss, acne, reducing inflammation, energy levels, hormonal balances, body odor, improving digestion, and anti-aging benefits. Personally, I've noticed a burst in energy, improved focus, and digestion after taking this supplement. There haven't been any side effects associated with taking chlorophyllin and it is considered safe by FDA regulations. Thus, our bodies will not always respond in the same way, so it is recommended to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements. It is usually taken in two forms, liquid or capsule. The liquid form is usually for consumption w/ water or topical remedies for wounds/odor. Here's a link to the liquid chlorophyll I've been taking by World Organics, https://amzn.to/2yFz9on. If you are looking for alternatives, I have a list of natural chlorophyll-rich foods below for your consumption. However, the best source of chlorophyll is found in vegetables that are 100% green, inside and out.
Foods Rich in Chlorophyll
Spinach, Swiss Chard, Chlorella, Spirulina, Alfalfa, Parsley, Broccoli, Green Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus, Green Beans, Algae, Turnip Greens, Matcha, Wheatgrass, Seaweed
*Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements or additional herbs*