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I have this chronic halitosis and it's so hard and depressing. How can I get the chlorophyll tablet, or capsule?
Halitosis: Chlorophyll tables are not going to help. Most all of bad breath comes from the oral cavity or mouth. Caries, gum disease and poor oral hygiene are the usual suspects. Some bad great could be caused by sinus problems, tonsillar stones, throat infections and gut problems. I recommend you visit a dentists or periodontist to rule out gum disease, cavities or both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think so: Chlorophyll, of course, is responsible for the green pigment in all our healthy greens. It has many purported health properties including rebuilding and replenishing red blood cells, being anti-carcinogenic, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I could find nothing about it being dangerous for kidney patients; it may prevent kidney stones. As with any supplement, also discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: I've been in lab medicine for 40 years and this is the first I hear of a blood test for chlorophyll. There are some charlatans who promote magic chlorophyll, for example from alfalfa, to help people beat drug tests and otherwise accomplish miracles -- it's all fake and is actually a cruel prank. You're clever enough to have found "HealthTap" -- please be discerning. ...Read more
What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.
Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans,. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer