Chlorophyll water is an easy way to get more vitamins, antioxidants, and other health benefits in! This green elixir is packed full of plant chlorophyll, tastes nice and minty, and is super quick and easy to make.
Why This Water Is So Good for You
- This healthy drink is refreshing and tasty. It’s an easy way to get a boost of antioxidants and nutrients that your body will love.
- Chlorophyll supplements are available at a variety of health food stores and drug stores. They’re even popping up more in grocery stores, so you should be able to find them with relative ease. You can also order them online!
- It’s so easy to add chlorophyll water into your daily wellness routine! It takes maybe 10 seconds to mix some liquid chlorophyll into a glass of water. I like to add some lemon to really mix things up!
What Is Chlorophyll?
You probably remember this from science class, and yes, that’s what we’re talking about. Chlorophyll is the molecule in plants that gives them their green color. Basically, it absorbs sunlight and helps convert it to energy. Photosynthesis.
It’s critical to plants, but it’s great for humans, too! You actually already get chlorophyll in small amounts just by eating green vegetables. Spinach, broccoli, asparagus – they’ve all got it. It’s one of the reasons wheatgrass is so popular, too.
I always encourage you to get your nutrients from whole foods whenever possible. Odds are, though, that you might not be getting enough green veggies every day to get an adequate amount of chlorophyll from them. That’s why chlorophyll supplements are great! They usually contain water-soluble chlorophyllin.
You can find supplements in capsules or in liquid drops, like we use in this chlorophyll water. My personal favorite liquid supplement is this Nature’s Way Chlorofresh from Thrive Market. I enjoy this one in particular because it adds this hint of mintiness to your water. YUM.
Supplements vary in formulation and dosages, so be sure to read the labels. Consult with your medical professional to make sure you’re ingesting the right amount for your body.
Topical chlorophyll also exists! It’s been shown to help with acne and to reduce the size of large pores. If you struggle with either, you might talk with your dermatologist to see if topical chlorophyll could be an option for you.
The biggest potential benefits of chlorophyll consumption are weight loss, improved gut health, and increased energy. Chlorophyll has also been shown to be an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. That means it can help heal wounds, reduce body odor, and improve the quality of red blood cells.
Additionally, the antioxidants in chlorophyll can help reduce the effects of free radicals, which can lead to oxidative stress in your body’s cells and tissues.
Please Note: There haven’t been a ton of scientific studies done on these claims yet. We recommend consulting your medical professional before making any drastic changes. We’re not doctors and aren’t making any medical recommendations!
How To Make It
Making chlorophyll water could not be easier. You ready?
- Fill a glass with water.
- Add the recommended amount of chlorophyll (check the label on the bottle!) to the glass using a dropper or spoon.
How Often Should I Drink It?
You can drink chlorophyll water daily! You might try every other day at first, then work your way up to every day.
As with any supplement or diet, talk to your medical professional before starting a new regimen.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Ingesting chlorophyll can cause gastrointestinal issues. For example, you might experience diarrhea or notice green-tinted stools. It may also cause skin irritation. Usually these side-effects are temporary, but they’re still something to keep in mind. Starting with a low dose then increasing gradually could help lessen any side-effects.
Remember, we’re not doctors. If you experience anything concerning, definitely consult with your medical professional!