If you have yet to hear, chlorophyll water is now very much a thing. As with most emerging health trends, I've received a lot of recent questions from clients, readers, and friends about whether chlorophyll is something worth incorporating. My answer: absolutely.
Chlorophyll itself is a molecule found in plants that gives the leaves their bright green pigment and allows for the process of photosynthesis to occur. As humans, it's one of the most potently healing substances we can consume. You get a dose of chlorophyll every time you eat green vegetables, but I'm a fan of supplementing on top of that as well.
I actually began supplementing with liquid chlorophyll years ago, prior to it's (or my) emergence in the wellness world. It was something my mother always did for better health, so I adopted the daily ritual myself. Aside from daily supplementation, it’s my go-to for periods when I feel I need more concentrated detoxification (i.e. during the cold I battled all last week). So when NYC-based chlorophyll water company Verday asked me to team up to share the amazing benefits of chlorophyll, I was beyond in.
DEEP DETOXIFICATION | Chlorophyll is nature's most powerful detoxifier, supporting the process of detoxification in a number of ways. When consumed, it increases the production of beneficial enzymes within the liver, serving to boost the function and health of this vital detox organ. Chlorophyll also improves our digestion, speeds up waste removal, eliminates constipation, and elevates the metabolism. It even binds to toxic heavy metals and carcinogens for quick and safe removal.
CANCER PREVENTION | As I noted above, chlorophyll is able to bind to carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and interfere with how they are absorbed within our digestive system. This inhibits the metabolization and circulation of these potentially cancer-causing substances within the body, helping to protect against the onset of many cancers. Studies have shown that individuals with diets high in carcinogens (namely, lots of red meat and very few greens) that supplemented with chlorophyll experienced a dramatic increase in their elimination and removal of these cancer- and disease-causing substances, and thus a decrease in their risk of actually developing cancer.
SKIN + TISSUE HEALTH | Chlorophyll makes my skin glow. Anything that supports the liver and detoxification process will increase the clarity and glowy-ness of our skin. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory with seriously healing properties to speed the repair of damaged tissue and reduce inflammation and redness.
Though I've been a longtime advocate of liquid chlorophyll, I’ve recently become head over heels obsessed with Verday's line of chlorophyll water products. Aside from encapsulating all the incredible benefits of liquid chlorophyll, Verday has managed to do it in a way that 1) tastes really damn good and 2) makes supplementation beyond easy for even the busiest on-the-go wellness babes. I’ve been keeping my refrigerator stocked for grab-and-go hydration and detoxification, and suggest you do the same. Cucumber, Ginger Lemongrass, and Coconut are tied for my current favs.
Verday was kind enough to offer all Solful Health readers + clients a 25% discount off their line (just use code SOLFUL at checkout) - get to sipping (and glowing) here.