Chlorophyll water can’t clear your skin or detox your liver.

01 Dec 2022

But this TikTok trend got one thing right

Published: November 30, 2022 in The Conversation

By : Senior Lecturer (Food Science and Human Nutrition), School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle

If you follow health trends online, you might have heard about “chlorophyll water”. Claims range from clearing your skin, stopping body odour, increasing energy and oxygen, to detoxing your liver and preventing cancer.

Chlorophyll water is sold as a liquid concentrate or already mixed with water. Numerous TikTok videos claim its health benefits.

Then there are celebrity endorsements for chlorophyll water, including from Kourtney Kardashian on her lifestyle channel.

So, what is chlorophyll water? And is it really a healthy choice?


Remind me again, what’s chlorophyll?

What you might remember about chlorophyll from high-school science might sound pretty healthy.

Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants (and … Read the rest