In supplements, common chlorophyll sources include alfalfa, algae, and silkworm droppings. But many "chlorophyll" supplements actually contain chlorophyllin, a chemical made from chlorophyll. There isn't enough information available to know how chlorophyll might work.
Chlorophyll is used for acne, wound healing, hay fever, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CHLOROPHYLL overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if chlorophyll is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if chlorophyll is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs) interacts with CHLOROPHYLL
Some medications might make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Chlorophyll might also make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Using these products together might increase the risk of sunburn, blistering, or rashes when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear sunblock and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.
Methotrexate (Trexall, others) interacts with CHLOROPHYLL
Chlorophyll might slow down how quickly methotrexate is removed from the body. This could increase how much methotrexate is in the body and increase the risk of side effects. Stop taking chlorophyll at least 2 days before treatment with methotrexate.
Be cautious with this combination
There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of chlorophyll might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.
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