So what’s the fuss with the green liquid? Platform users say chlorophyll helps people lose weight, reduce acne, smell better, and gain energy. Sounds like a miracle product! So what is chlorophyll?
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“Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants (including those that we eat) their green color,” Lisa Young, Ph.D., RDN, registered dietitian, adjunct professor at New York University and author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, told Verywell, “Plants use chlorophyll to trap light needed for photosynthesis. Green veggies, like spinach, kale, and green beans, are rich natural sources of chlorophyll.”
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While taking chlorophyll isn’t risky for your health if you’re generally healthy, Young said the side effects and best dose aren’t known. There’s also no evidence it helps with weight loss. “The science isn’t there yet to show its link to weight loss and warrants further research to explore this potential link,” Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, MS, RDN adds.
“Whether or not different [supplement] companies have a true form of chlorophyll that would actually be absorbed [by your body], we don’t know,” Dr. Rabia de Latour, an assistant professor at NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, told The Post. “I would be very hesitant to believe anything that a company that’s hawking them would advertise.”
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Doctors and nutritionists recommend getting chlorophyll from natural resources, instead of a supplement without known benefits. “What you should do is eat your greens,” says de Latour, “We know that chlorophyll, in its pure form [in leafy greens], is really great at being an anti-oxidant and treating inflammation, and that has been studied.”
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