Is chlorophyll water worth the hype?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or you have your social media consumption under control), you must’ve heard about chlorophyll water. If you haven’t, it’s basically water with chlorophyll drops, giving your water an aesthetically pleasing green color. Usually, I’m not too convinced of these fads, but when I saw people commenting about how much it helped with gut health, which is something that I have long struggled with, I decided to hop on the bandwagon. Here are my main takeaways after drinking chlorophyll water for two weeks:

Helps with digestion

I was surprised; after a week, I noticed a significant change in my digestion. Usually, I wake up in the morning feeling nauseous and lethargic. However, after drinking the chlorophyll water daily, I woke up feeling fresh, with no hint of nausea on most days. Otherwise, I would drink the chlorophyll water immediately which would soothe my upset stomach. I also deal with excessive amounts of bloating any time I eat something that I’m sensitive to. But after incorporating chlorophyll water into my diet, the bloating almost completely went away.

My sweat didn’t have an odor

OK, this one’s kind of gross, but was honestly such a huge bonus for me. I was so surprised to see that it actually eradicated the smell of my sweat and worked as a natural deodorant. 

Cleared up my skin

I was the most skeptical about this one since I’ve always struggled with my skin and felt like it would be too good to be true if it helped. But to my pleasant surprise, my skin cleared up and if I dare say, made it glowy. However, take this with a grain of salt. It could also be the result of the new skincare products I started using.

No effect on energy levels

One of the main benefits that I saw many people highlighting was the amount of energy they had once they started drinking chlorophyll water. I’ve only been drinking chlorophyll water daily for about 2 weeks now, but I can’t say that I’ve noticed a considerable increase in my energy levels. 

In general, chlorophyll is antioxidant-rich. Ultimately, it could only help. Although it didn’t dramatically alter my health, it did improve it and made me feel more comfortable in my own skin. However, I don’t think it’s something that everyone needs to have in their kitchen cabinets like the influencers are suggesting. It’s definitely not an essential item so don’t go around thinking you need it because you don’t — just drink water.

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