Chlorophyll Side Effects — Detoxification
In the past, many people have complained of chlorophyll side effects, that they felt like they were coming down with a fever after taking it, with all kinds of aches, pains, nausea, headaches and dizziness. What those people don’t realize is that the side effects of chlorophyll are generally the result of the detoxification process, and not directly from the chlorophyll itself. Let me explain what I mean. As you grow older, eating all kinds of things and being exposed to many different types of toxins — preservatives, pesticides, smog, alcohol, heavy metals — your body begins to store them in different places. These toxins often become lodged in place and are very difficult to move from their final resting place.
But then you start taking chlorophyll and all of a sudden, the chlorophyll starts binding to the stored toxins and causing them to release back into your bloodstream to be processed and removed. Even though this is a very good thing, from your body’s standpoint, your bloodstream is now full of toxins. So you start feeling lousy, with aches, pains, fever, headaches, nausea and more. One technical name for this is the Herxheimer Reaction. It describes what happens to a body that’s suddenly loaded with toxins. It’s almost as though you’re suffering from a hangover. It’s a very similar condition. After a night of too much alcohol, your body rebels at the high level of toxins that were in your bloodstream that it had to process and remove. You pay for it by staying in bed the whole next day.
The main chlorophyll side effects comes as the result of detoxification. If you take chlorophyll and start feeling symptoms of fever, aches, headaches, and more, then chances are, it’s working very well. That generally means that your body has a lot of stored toxins that it’s finally getting the chance to deal with. That being said however, it is possible that you might have an allergy to something in the chlorophyll product you’re taking. Chances that you’re actually allergic to chlorophyll itself are very low, since chlorophyll is everywhere in plants and is of a very similar makeup to components in human blood. But just be careful. Each person is different. If your chlorophyll side effects persist, then you might want to stop taking it for awhile or seek medical attention.