Reese Witherspoon claims it gives her clear skin. Jennifer Lawrence uses it to detox before getting on the red carpet. But is chlorophyll water a healthy hollywood trend or just hype?
What is chlorophyll? It's a molecule that gives plants and algae their green pigment and traps sunlight for photosynthesis. You consume chlorophyll when you eat dark leafy greens, but can also be consumed in supplement form as pills or drops.
It boasts tons of benefits like controlling hunger and cravings, controlling body odor, promotes cleansing, relieving swelling and even potentially helpful in treating cancer patients!
But what do The Doctors think about all of these lofty claims? While chlorophyll supplements aren't regulated, The Doctors are in favor of getting your chlorophyll naturally by eating dark leafy greens like wheat grass, broccoli, asparagus and peas.
Please note, if you are susceptible to sunburns you might want to use caution in upping your chlorophyll intake, which can make your skin extra sensitive.