Drinking Expired Chlorophyll: What will Happen?

Short Answer: If you accidentally drink expired chlorophyll, you may have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea due to the magnesium content or possible contamination.

Chlorophyll is a pigment in plants that gives them their green color and helps them to absorb energy from light.

Chlorophyll is also available as a dietary supplement in liquid or capsule form.

Some people take chlorophyll for its potential health benefits, such as skin healing, cancer protection, and weight loss.

If you accidentally drink expired chlorophyll, you may experience some side effects on your stomach or intestines, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

This is because chlorophyll contains magnesium, which can act as a laxative or cause digestive upset in some people.

Magnesium can also have positive effects on your health, such as lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, and regulating blood sugar levels.

However, these benefits may not outweigh the risks of drinking expired chlorophyll, which may have lost its potency or become contaminated with bacteria or mold.

It is quite uncommon to drink expired chlorophyll, as most people store it in a cool, dark place and check the expiration date before using it.

You can prevent accidental ingestion of expired chlorophyll by disposing of it properly and keeping it out of reach of children and pets.

If you drink expired chlorophyll and have any symptoms of stomach or intestinal distress, you should drink plenty of water and seek medical attention if the symptoms persist or worsen.

You may also want to consult your doctor before taking chlorophyll supplements, especially if you have any medical conditions or allergies.

To avoid drinking expired chlorophyll, you should always check the label for the expiration date and the storage instructions.

You should also buy chlorophyll from reputable sources and follow the recommended dosage.

Finally, remember, chlorophyll is a natural substance that can have both benefits and risks for your health.

You should use it with caution and consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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