Info: Available in a 473 ml Liquid or as 90 (100mg) Capsules
We're probably all accustomed to the notion of applying some sort of powders, lotions, or waxes under our arms to help control body odour, but did you know you could also take a natural food supplement for that, to head it off at the pass? Chlorophyll, the pigment which is found in all plant life to enable them to convert sunlight into energy, can also help human bodies cleans themselves of toxins which lead to odours, thereby acting as an internal deodorant.
You can choose between two stable concentrated types of NOW Chlorophyll, here -- both extracted from alfalfa leaves: capsules, which have added alfalfa powder (which provides calcium and iron and may help lower cholesterol); or a liquid, which has added peppermint oil, which can help freshen the breath, as well.
Concentrated Liquid (UPC 733739826442, Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80053892):
Each 5 ml teaspoon contains:
100 mg Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin (Chlorophyll)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Potassium Sorbate.
Capsules (Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80050842):
Each veg. capsule contains:
100 mg Chlorophyll (as Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin)
250 mg Alfalfa Powder (Medicago sativa) (Leaf)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Veg. Capsule (hypromellose, water) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Both types are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Liquid: Take 1 tsp. (5 ml) 1 or 2 times daily, either taken directly from a spoon, or used to flavour or colour a variety of foods and beverages. The peppermint oil may also be used to help freshen the breath.
Capsules: Adults: Take 1 capsule, 1-2 times daily.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of systemic lupus erythematosus. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners or if you are undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or taking birth control medication. May cause urinary discolouration. If cramps or diarrhea occur, reduce the dosage. If symptoms persist consult a health care practitioner.
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