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Chlorophyll Supplement & Comparison Review

August 27, 2013

Chlorophyll supplements are a common method for helping to alleviate everyday body odor and bad breath concerns.  It provides a different means to deodorant protection because in contrast to standard stick, roll on and sprays, chlorophyll works from the inside of the body.  Body odor and bad breath causes arise due to processes which occur within the body.  Toxins, sulfides and other organosulfur compounds get absorbed into the body and are emitted from our sweat, skin openings and breath.  Chlorophyll works like a sponge, and absorbs these odor causing compounds before they are released and remove them from the body. 

The use of chlorophyll supplements as a deodorant replacement is a more recent trend.  For this reason there can be a modicum of uncertainty when choosing the best product based on price and effectiveness.  There are several important asspects that you should consider when looking at multiple options. 

Chlorophyll vs. Chlorophyllin

Many of us know what chlorophyll is.  In many products, the chlorophyll is extracted from plants such as alfalfa or parsley.  It is important to understand that natural chlorophyll has limited bio availability to humans.  This means it is difficult for the human body to absorb.  The reason for this is that chlorophyll is fat soluble and cannot be dissolved in water.  The lack of bioavailability makes it a less than effective internal deodorant solution.

In comparison, when you look at the supplement facts information on the back, what you'll want to look for is chlorophyllin.  Chlorophyllin is derived from chlorophyll and is water soluble.  They are basically the same in structure, but with one major variation.  A single magnesium atom in chlorophyll has been replaced with a copper atom.  Altering this feature is what allows chlorophyllin to be taken into the body, and is what gives it its ability to attach to particles that facilitate odor to stop you from smelling.

Chlorophyllin is also known as Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin or Copper Chlorophyllin Complex. 

Milligrams Per Tablet

Another issue to be wary of when buying a supplement is not only the tablet count per bottle, but also the milligrams of chlorophyllin contained in each pill.  This ratio can change from brand to brand so while one may contain 100 tablets, each tablet may hold very little chlorophyllin. 

The reason this is important is that according to most studies, the optimal effective dosage per day ranges from 100mg - 300mg of chlorophyllin.  This quantity has shown to provide long lasting odor reducing for a period of 24 hours.  A similar study on chlorophyllin and odor found that 75mg was insufficient an amount to provide any noticeable deodorant effects. 

Comparing The Options

We've compiled a list of several of the most popular chlorophyll supplement brands.  Included are the amount of pills in each bottle, pricing taken from Amazon.com, and total chlorophyllin per bottle.  Also, we've listed how much each mg of chlorophyllin cost as well as the potency of each individual tablet. 

Brand

Pills

Chlorophyllin Mg

Cost

Potency

Total Chlorophyllin

Cost Per Mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Mint

60

100

14.95

1.6666667

6000

0.002491667

Vitabase   Chlorophyll

90

100

22.99

1.1111111

9000

0.002554444

WORLD   ORGANIC Chlorophyll

100

60

10.24

0.6

6000

0.001706667

Nature's   Way Chlorofrresh

90

50

8.47

0.5555556

4500

0.001882222

ENDS   Chlorophyll

100

10

7.62

0.1

1000

0.00762

Bernard   Jensens Chlorophyll

200

16

11.42

0.08

3200

0.00356875

Nature's   Plus Natural Chlorophlll

90

NA

14.29

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the information above, we  see that Body Mint carries the most effective potency per tablet at 1.67.  This means that on a per tablet basis, you get the most out of 1 pill in comparison to other products.

Looking at cost, the most inexpensive product on a per mg basis is WORLD Organic Chlorophyll at $0.0018.  It is essential to note that these amounts do not include frieght and processing fees.  Shipping does not always apply, but it is still something to keep in mind.  Body Mint for example has a feature called Auto Ship in which products are shipped with no shipping charges incurred.

If you are a current user of chlorophyll supplements or thinking of trying them out, we hope that you've found this post helpful.  Keep in mind the importance of checking the supplement facts list as well as the amount of chlorophyllin per serving size.  Some brands such as Nature's Way for example uses a serving size of 2 and lists their chlorophyllin amount as 100mg.  Naturally that means each tablet holds only 50mg.  Also, don't hesitate to ask people or research on your own about what works best and why.