• Question: is it true that some scientists tried to extract the pigments from chlorophyll and inject it into human bodies

    Asked by cupcakes777 to Anna, Jane, Iain, Nick on 19 Mar 2014. This question was also asked by candyboo14.
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      Nick Goldman answered on 19 Mar 2014:

      I never heard of this, but I googled it and here’s what I think: some people claim chlorophyll is good for you, but they are all people trying to sell you something. All the reports from scientists that I could find say that there is no evidence that it does you any good.

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      Jane Charlesworth answered on 19 Mar 2014:

      I’ve never heard of this, but I did read a science fiction book where people did that. Some people do believe that eating green veggies means the chlorophyll from them goes on photosynthesising inside your guts, but that is utter rubbish, because there’s no sunlight inside your body.

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      Anna Middleton answered on 19 Mar 2014:

      Hi cupcakes777
      I’m with Nick and Jane on this one. There is a lot of fake information out there particularly in relation to the ‘alternative medicine’ field. That’s why it is so important to look at the evidence and work out for yourself if something makes sense or not.

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      Iain Moal answered on 19 Mar 2014:

      Yup. The others are correct. The idea that chlorophyll has health benfits for humans has been ruled out a long time ago. There are loads of good things in green vegetables, but chlorophyll isn’t one of them.