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March 15, 2012 4:11 AM
Hi all
I started taking 5ml of liquid chlorophyll 8 days ago, have felt good, inside & out with more energy, no side effects so 2 days ago I upped it to 10mls (dosage on bottle says 5-15mls) Last night I felt really nauseous, to the point of taking bucket to bed with me..just in case.
This morning as I'm not sure if the chlorophyll was the cause I took 10 mls again - so far so good.
I have read all of the benefits and side effects on line so I want to keep going with it.
Does anyone else have any good/bad experiences with this?
  17772971
March 15, 2012 3:21 PM
Anyone? happy
  17772971
March 15, 2012 3:52 PM
You got me curious........one of the known side effects is digestive tract problems.

I must say the claims made by websites selling the product are nothing short of miraculous! If you want chlorophyll eat spinach rather than buying a supplement that, most likely, contains a minuscule amount.
March 15, 2012 4:02 PM
There are thousands of catalysts (chemicals that speed reactions) in the plant kingdom (not the "vegetable kingdom"), but chlorophyll is not one of them. It is the pigment responsible for the green color of plants and enables them to "trap" energy from sunlight. This energy and carbon dioxide are then used to manufacture the carbohydrates that all living things use as food. Oxygen is not produced by the breakdown of carbon dioxide but is a by-product of the splitting of water during photosynthesis. Chlorophyll's proponents also claim that it is a natural substance equivalent to the "blood of plants." It is true that a small part of the chemical structure of chlorophyll resembles that of blood, but the functions of the two are entirely different. Nor should most products labeled "chlorophyll" be considered "natural." They are breakdown products produced by exposing plant material to chemicals such as acetone, hexane gas,and copper. The resultant material is no longer chlorophyll. - http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/chlorophyll.html
March 15, 2012 4:06 PM
Why are you ingesting chlorophyll?
March 15, 2012 4:09 PM
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Why are you ingesting chlorophyll?


A very good question
March 15, 2012 4:10 PM
I take powdered chlorella powder which is simular I think. I havent noticed any side effects. I also take spirulina powder.
March 15, 2012 4:11 PM
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Why are you ingesting chlorophyll?


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Isn't it obvious?
March 15, 2012 4:15 PM
I'm taking it as I had read about the many good health benefits it can offer. I am using this brand, here is a link to the website, I don't know if my nausea the other night is related though as I was fine yesterday and this morning.

http://www.swisse.com/products/weight-management-detox/swisse-ultiboost-chlorophyll#!benefits

also be sure to look at the other tabs, FAQs, ingredients etc.

Thoughts?
  17772971
March 15, 2012 4:16 PM
Haha, I have not turned green...yet!
  17772971
March 15, 2012 4:17 PM
it never had any side effect when my midwife had me take it. Maybe you got a virus or ate something?
  11614737
March 15, 2012 4:19 PM
Rubbish.
  5669343
March 15, 2012 4:19 PM
QUOTE:

it never had any side effect when my midwife had me take it. Maybe you got a virus or ate something?


No I am fine now, it was just the once and could have been something else I guess but I wanted other opinions in case it was related to changing dosage. Thanks
  17772971
March 15, 2012 4:24 PM
i have very low blood and it has helped me tremendously, i have taken it for a couple of years now, the benefits of chlorophyl are worth notting, it has helped me enough that i have also taken up sprouting which gives me another chlorophy boost on a more natural way, good for you to try to take control of your health... kuddos to you.... karen :)
March 15, 2012 6:41 PM
QUOTE:

i have very low blood and it has helped me tremendously, i have taken it for a couple of years now, the benefits of chlorophyl are worth notting, it has helped me enough that i have also taken up sprouting which gives me another chlorophy boost on a more natural way, good for you to try to take control of your health... kuddos to you.... karen :)


What does "very low blood" mean? Specifically how has it helped you?
March 15, 2012 6:45 PM
I take a variety of supplements however without a doubt my all time favorite is chlorophyll - have been taking it for longer than 5 years.

its actually the one thing that makes a difference to my day - my biggest reason to take it is that it helps my digestion but it also gives me an overall sense of wellbeing.

I don't go a day without it.

FYI if you are in the US, you can get it in tablet form from GNC - triple strength choloroyphll - i now take this instead of the liquid - so much easier...
March 15, 2012 6:51 PM
QUOTE:

I'm taking it as I had read about the many good health benefits it can offer. I am using this brand, here is a link to the website, I don't know if my nausea the other night is related though as I was fine yesterday and this morning.

http://www.swisse.com/products/weight-management-detox/swisse-ultiboost-chlorophyll#!benefits

also be sure to look at the other tabs, FAQs, ingredients etc.

Thoughts?


Snake oil......

As soon as I see a company selling "detox" and "cleanse" products they've lost all credibility with me. I haven't read the "Herbs & Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide" but would hazard a guess that there aren't a lot of peer reviewed clinical trials quoted in it which is one of the biggest objections traditional medical practitioners have with alternative treatments.

I am aware of at least one paper that suggested that chlorophyll inhibited dioxin absorption and aided dioxin excretion in rats (http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.01109289) and another "Low-dose dietary chlorophyll inhibits multi-organ carcinogenesis in the rainbow trout." (http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/portfolio/index.cfm/portfolio/publicationDetail/id/1157423) but seeing as I'm neither a rat nor a rainbow trout......

Like I said earlier.....spinach, cheaper and full of other nutrients.
March 15, 2012 6:52 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I'm taking it as I had read about the many good health benefits it can offer. I am using this brand, here is a link to the website, I don't know if my nausea the other night is related though as I was fine yesterday and this morning.

http://www.swisse.com/products/weight-management-detox/swisse-ultiboost-chlorophyll#!benefits

also be sure to look at the other tabs, FAQs, ingredients etc.

Thoughts?


Snake oil......

As soon as I see a company selling "detox" and "cleanse" products they've lost all credibility with me. I haven't read the "Herbs & Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide" but would hazard a guess that there aren't a lot of peer reviewed clinical trials quoted in it which is one of the biggest objections traditional medical practitioners have with alternative treatments.

I am aware of at least one paper that suggested that chlorophyll inhibited dioxin absorption and aided dioxin excretion in rats (http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.01109289) and another "Low-dose dietary chlorophyll inhibits multi-organ carcinogenesis in the rainbow trout." (http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/portfolio/index.cfm/portfolio/publicationDetail/id/1157423) but seeing as I'm neither a rat nor a rainbow trout......

Like I said earlier.....spinach, cheaper and full of other nutrients.


Disagree. try it. you'll see. the most concentrated form of greens you will ever injest - again... try it. you will see.
March 19, 2012 11:38 AM
Hello.

I've only started using liquid chlorophyll about a month ago, perhaps. It says to drink it diluted twice a day but usually I only manage once a day. It was recommended to me by a family friend. I have Type I diabetes and apparently it helps with glucose level. I read a LOT about it online before finally deciding to try it. So far, my blood sugar level hasn't spiked even once, and that even with me slightly decreasing my insulin intake. I haven't had any side effects from it. Perhaps you should only take the directed amount but the friend who recommended it to me did tell me that she had the same side effects you mentioned when she first started it.
March 19, 2012 12:31 PM
There is something about chlorophyll... I used liquid chlorophyll a few years ago and it made me feel good but now I make smoothies with kale, spirulina, chlorella, chard, spinach, and/or lettuce mixes for my greens.
July 1, 2013 5:32 PM
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Snake oil......

As soon as I see a company selling "detox" and "cleanse" products they've lost all credibility with me. I haven't read the "Herbs & Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide" but would hazard a guess that there aren't a lot of peer reviewed clinical trials quoted in it which is one of the biggest objections traditional medical practitioners have with alternative treatments.




So Medical Practitioners have a big problem with lack of "peer reviewed clinical trials" in relation to alternative treatments. That's fine if you put your faith in Medical Practitioners, but consider that these MD's read journals containing studies that are bought and paid for by the companies selling the drugs. Essentially they are worthless, and you'd be better off taking anything natural and "alternative" than to be taking anything at all that is a chemical drug.
August 8, 2013 8:14 PM
Agreed.

I have used chlorophyll for ages with much success. It's lived up to the hype for me and my boyfriend. Used for gut issues, detox and energy with documented improvement in my health via blood tests etc.

I feel so sorry for people like those on here making remarks about snake oil etc, too "educated" to try alternate remedies like this one, because they are truly missing out ... exercise your paranoia and scepticism broadly, for the sad truth is that modern medicine has many a snake oil treatment to provide you...
August 8, 2013 8:19 PM
I hate ingesting anything that tastes like licking the bottom of a lawnmower.
August 8, 2013 8:20 PM
Is this to be used in the sunlight and air diet?


laugh
August 8, 2013 8:21 PM
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Edited by PikaKnight On August 8, 2013 8:25 PM

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