Overview

Chlorophyllin is a chemical that is made from chlorophyll. It is sometimes used as medicine. Due to its green color, it is also used as a coloring for foods.

Chlorophyllin seems to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It might also stop the body from absorbing certain chemicals that can increase a person's risk for cancer.

Some people use chlorophyllin for body odor, urinary odor, reducing the smell of bowel movements, bad breath, cancer, acne, and skinwrinkles from sun damage, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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