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Liquid chlorophyll: Chlorophyll is a green pigment that plants use to make food. Supplemental chlorophyll can be sourced from plants that undergo photosynthesis, like green leafy vegetables, wheatgrass, algae, alfalfa and green tea. It can also be made synthetically. Many wellness influencers have shared videos of themselves dropping liquid chlorophyll into water to help stimulate the immune system, promote “natural” detoxification in the bloodstream, cleanse the intestines and prevent chronic disease. But research on the potential health benefits of liquid chlorophyll is inconclusive and does not support such claims. In fact, consuming such a concentrated amount could cause stomach upset, dermatitis and is especially not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You’re better off allowing your body’s detoxification organs — your kidneys, liver and immune system — to do their thing. Obtain chlorophyll’s benefits from whole, plant-based foods rather than droplets in your water.