What is it?
Chlorophyll is a plant component which makes the leaves green. Since the 1960s, it has been used as a super-food supplement. However there is still not enough scientific research to prove its health benefits. Chlorophyll is found in vegetables that are green-leafy like green beans and spinach.
Chlorophyll is believed to have certain component that blocks certain cancer causing chemicals. If given intravenously, some believe it helps to relief pain in pancreatitis patients. Some also believe it helps with constipation, bad breath and speeds up healing. However there is still no evidence based research that proves its benefits.
Possible side effects
There is currently no evidence to prove if it is safe for pregnant/lactating women and young children hence it is best to avoid for these groups of people.
It is generally safe and there is no strong evidence to suggest any possible side effects from taking it in normal adults. Some people may develop sun-sensitivity rash when taking chlorophyll.
As chlorophyll may possibly cause sun-sensitivity related rash, it may interfere with some other drugs which also can cause sun-sensitivity reactions like doxycyline and minocycline.
There is currently no specific guidelines on the dosage. Please follow the instructions on product label and if in doubt consult your doctor first.