What is chlorophyll?

It is a chemoprotein that is found in green leafy vegetables, algae, wheat grass and many herbs. It gives plants its green colour and the plant cell uses it to absorb light energy for photosynthesis.

What do people take chlorophyll for?

Chlorophyll has been suggested to help with bad breath, body odours (such as from feces and urine) and wound healing.

It shows potent antioxidant benefits and seems to protect the liver and help treat pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). There's some scientific evidence that chlorophyll may have the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, herpes viral infections and certain types of breast disease.

What dose do you recommend?

There is no data on a dose that is considered effective for treating health problems. Experts suggest using 75 to 300 daily.

pharmacist tom's na;tural remedies recommendation

It is an excellent source of dietary magnesium and eating green leafy vegetables is great for your overall health as well.

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Revised: January 5, 2010