My friend recently lost 14 pounds in just over 3 weeks, using liquid chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll can be found in green plants. It is supposed to be really good for you body, it helps with acne, oral health, weight management, and overall health.
She is drinking 2 classes a day -one in the morning, one before bed- with one teaspoon of LC in it each time. She also works out a little bit.
I was wondering if anyone else has taken (is taking) liquid chlorophyll and has seen the same results? Please share if you want, good brands, where to buy it, and side effects.
I just want to make sure that I am actually going to start seeing some results if i'm paying 20.00$$ for something
lol.....isn't that the stuff they put on a napkin in movies to knock you out?
Edit: lol.....ok, not the same thing i was thinking of. oops! anyways, i just did a google search on it and this is some of what i came up with:
As a Deodorizer Since the 1940s, chlorophyll (or its liquid derivative chlorophyllin) has been used to reduce the odor of infected wounds. It worked well in this capacity, so people began marketing it for use as a breath freshener and to control fecal odor for patients with colonoscopy bags. It is not always as effective in this use, but you can still find chlorophyll breath products in stores. A better way to use chlorophyll to freshen breath would be to eat parsley after your meals.
As a Detoxifier Whole foods, especially raw and minimally processed vegetables, are effective in cleaning the colon and helping to detoxify the liver and kidneys. Green, leafy vegetables are particularly singled out. While it could be inferred that the chlorophyll in these plants is the agent that promotes detoxification, it's more likely the fiber and electrolytes contained in fresh produce are the remedy here.
As a Food Additive Recently there has been a backlash against chemical food additives, due to the conception that they can cause allergies and other ailments. Chlorophyllin is becoming popular as a color enhancer because it is naturally derived. According to Jane Higden, Ph.D., of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, "Natural chlorophylls are not known to be toxic, and no toxic effects have been attributed to chlorophyllin despite more than 50 years of clinical use in humans."
As a Cancer Fighter The prevailing thought that eating plenty of green, leafy vegetables to prevent cancer has its roots in several things. Good colon health, which is sustained by getting enough fiber, is paramount in avoiding chronic illnesses and a weakened immune system. Chlorophyll, and the liquid chlorophyllin, are being studied for their antioxidant properties as well.
Liquid Chlorophyll Side Effects Since chlorophyll is a good thing when you consume it in green, leafy vegetables and other foods, many people now use it in a concentrated form believing it to be even better. This liquid is made by processing the chlorophyllin out of vegetables or algae with a sodium copper compound. While there is little danger in using liquid chlorophyll supplements, there can be side effects. Some people experience green-colored urine or a black or yellow tongue after prolonged use of chlorophyll. If you use it on a cut as an antiseptic, you may itch temporarily. Some people may experience diarrhea, and chlorophyllin may cause a fecal blood culture to show a false positive.
Read more: Risks of Liquid Chlorophyll | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5553333_risks-liqui d-chlorophyll.html#ixzz0sd6VDYYx
i don't know if it is 'good' for you or not, but i think that you should not rely on various products to help you lose weight, just do it the old fashioned way of eating healthy foods in the right portions and you WILL lose the weight and WILL keep it off long term.:)
heh...lol, pretty sure thats chloroform
lol.......ya, i figured it out...hehehehe, scared me for a moment, i was thinking now i've heard it all! lol
Smells like spam to me.
I like the smell of spam in the morning. But not as much as bacon.
Thank you for the post, amethystgirl
I know... it's just I've been trying to lose weight for some time now, I workout everyday, to everyother day, I'm running around playing with kids all day, I don't eat junk food or pop or any crap like that.. and I just haven't been seeing some results at all. :(
I was just kind of hoping, because my friend does nothing, and she has lost so much weight already, and I thought if I took some while I worked out, that maybe it would just help boost things up..
Do you really believe that taking some chlorophyll will significantly increase how many calories your body burns or decrease how many calories you eat? Because that's what's required for fat loss - burning more than you eat.
Perhaps your friend is doing more than you think. Perhaps she isn't being honest about how much she's lost. Perhaps it's mostly water weight.
Why don't you share your stats (age, height, weight, gender, activity level), and how much you are eating, and perhaps people will be able to see why you aren't having success.
Taking chlorophyll out of plants and eating it for supposed benefits is an example of what Pollan calls "nutritionism" in his books. Like taking vitamin C instead of eating an orange. This type of thing has been proven time and time again to be of reduced benefit, compared to eating whole foods.
Chlorophyll is healthy and happens to contain a Mg atom at the center of every molecule. Mg is one of the things removed in processed foods, but rarely replaced via "fortification," so people tend to be low.
To get lots of chlorophyll, eat piles of dark green vegetables! Broccoli, Romaine, Kale etc. That will benefit you much more that taking chlorophyl will.
Hahaha, well she is my bestest friend, so I hope she didn't lie to me :P I've known her since I was a little girl... She is shorter than me, and weighs a lot more.. She really wanted to take it because she was getting a bit worried about her health..
It supposudly helps the liver burn more fat - so it really doesn't matter too much what you eat, it just helps when you work out or something. I don't know whether it is burning your nutrition so much as burning your fat.
No, she has been trying to lose weight for a really long time, and then she asked her parents about the Liquid Chlorophyll and they said yes, and after she started taking it she started losing the weight.
As far as my age/height/weight go to this topic where I wrote it:
Thank you :)
I will try eating more of that stuff!
...couldn't you just eat more veggies that HAVE chlorophyll??
yeah... but you'd have to eat a lot...
Which is bad because....???
I just saw Iron Man 2 tonight and he was drinking this stuff to counteract the effects of the 'Palladium' poisoning. It looked gross as most of these weight loss gimmicks are.
More calories burned than you eat/drink...that's the only foolproof way to lose weight quickly and safely. I have a feeling that your friend's 'working out a little bit' has a lot more to do with her weight loss than the chlorophyll. You'll be surprised what a little bit of exercise will do. Plus, 14 lbs in 3 weeks sounds suspiciously like water-weight to me. Until you see some hard scientifically proven evidence that supports LC, I'd save your money. Learn about nutrition, how your body works and what nutrients it needs, and work a little bit of exercise into your daily habits. You will see results and be healthier and live longer because of it.
Yesterday, I ate a whole head of broccoli, three large leaves of Kale (cooked in an omelette), a pile of raw spinach leaves, a jalapeno, peas and part of a green bell pepper. I certainly didn't eat them because I "had to," lol.
There is no "magic solution" to weight loss. Unless you consider doing the math and doing more calories out than in magic. :/
Pills and supplements alone will not change your life and fix all of your problems and let you live the life you've been living, eating junk, and not exercising. It's just not going to happen. You need to make a lifestyle change if you want results.
You can get all the vitamins, and natural fat burners naturally by eating certain foods/drinks.
I know that...
Hahahaha no, I wasn't intending on turning into a couch potato if I take this.. It works with you when you work it. It makes your liver really healthy. It is not specifically made for weight loss, it just makes your body even healthier and well, one of the benefits is weight loss..
i've been taking chlorella and spirulina, which are very rich in chlorophyll. taking them has helped me with "regularity" as well as helped suppress my appetite. Due to these reasons, they've helped me a bit with my weight loss.
i think chlorella and spirulina might be better than chlorophyll concentrates because they're actually whole foods, not just extracts. mind you...they're pretty pricey.
i havent been taking them long enough to really notice a huge crazy difference. maybe you should do a little research.
I'm sure that could make you lose weight... somehow. I think...
leave it to you to catch me eh fenrik....lol. :)