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Chlorophyll: Nature's Natural Deodorant

Updated on April 30, 2013

Healthy Alternative, Effective Solution

Nature's wonder food. Chlorophyll. The green substance found in plants that converts sunlight into energy. It's responsible for the everyday sustenance of trees and plants, and yet it is so much more. To humans, it provides a plethora of health benefits. It increases oxygen flow in the blood, it is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial agent, and it has even been linked to cancer prevention.

In addition to those things, it is also a highly regarded and highly effective deodorant.

Chlorophyll vs. Chlorophyllin, Is There A Difference?

Before going any further, a distinction should be made regarding chlorophyll and a derivative of chlorophyll called chlorophyllin. By nature, chlorophyll is not a water soluble molecule. In relation to humans, this essentially means that when ingested, it is not absorbed into the body.

Chlorophyllin on the other hand, is the water soluble derivative of chlorophyll. The process by which this occurs involves the removing of the magnesium molecule in chlorophyll and replacing it with copper or iron. By doing this, chlorophyllin becomes water soluble and is able to be taken into our bodies. Other than this alteration, there is no other distinction between the two.

The Odors Inside of Us

It's common knowledge than some odors are caused by bacteria on the surface of the skin and mouth. Some odor is caused because of poor hygiene. But did you know that odor is also caused by food and natural compounds found inside the body?

Sure, after you eat a bunch of garlic or onions, you smell. Often times gum or brushing covers the smell, but then it comes back. There's a reason.

Garlic and onions, and in fact many foods (especially foods high in protein) contain high concentrations of sulfide compounds. When food is broken down, these compounds are released and absorbed into the body. They are emitted from the skin and mouth. These are odors originating from inside the body and thus can't be removed by topical means.

Similarly, our bodies produce these compounds in varying degrees. It differs from person to person, but essentially it's abundance is influenced by lifestyle, diet and overall health.

How Chlorophyllin Remove Internal Odor

Scientific studies have shown that chlorophyllin molecules are able to attach and bind to many odor causing compounds such as sulfides. This process occurs in the gastrointestinal tract where many odor compounds originate. By absorbing these stinky molecules, they are prevented from being released through the skin and mouth. Eventually, the chlorophyllin along with the odor compounds are removed through the bowel.

It's a fairly straight forward, yet effective means of keeping the body smelling great... or rather, not smelling at all.

The best part about all of this is that it's healthy. Along with removing odor compounds, it also removes harmful carcinogens and other nasty little things that linger in the body. There are no artificial additives or unnatural chemicals added... it's basically all from nature, made by nature.

Where Do I Get Chlorophyllin From?

First, in order to have effective results, studies have shown that between 100mg - 300mg of chlorophyllin is needed per day. The best and easiest way to get these quantities is through chlorophyll supplements.

Typically, once taken chlorophyllin stays in the system for up to 16 hours. It is recommended that you space out your dosages to allow for 2 hour presence in the body.

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      Zara 4 years ago

      Natural homemade recipes and/or off-the-shelf brands are the way to go. You should be very cautious about purchasing any skin products that contain aluminum or parabens. I personally go for Lavilin (www.lavilin.com) which comes as an underarm cream or roll-on.

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