People are drinking chlorophyll or “plant blood” as a health food.
Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their distinct green color, and some studies have found that it might help with weight loss, detoxing, reducing the risk of liver cancer, and improving the quality of red blood cells. Some people also think drinking it can make you smell better and that it can help treat wounds.
You can take chlorophyll as a supplement, or in capsule/liquid form. The taste of liquid chlorophyll has been described as refreshing and like peppermint ice cream mixed with chlorine and cucumbers. But there are some side effects to taking chlorophyll — it can turn your fecal matter green and discolor your tongue.
Chlorophyll is naturally present in dark greens, and leafy vegetables like spinach, parsley, green beans, and arugula. The recommended dosage is between 100mg and 300mg a day and it has actually been a popular supplement since the 1960s. However, more research needs to be done to prove its health benefits. You should talk to a doctor before starting any supplements, and pay attention to how your body reacts. Chlorophyll seems to work well for some but it might not be for everyone.