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    A few years ago I kept hearing chlorophyll this and chlorophyll being a good supplement during pregnancy but now I'm not hearing much. I recently bought some Papaya enzymes to help with reflux & one of the bottles had chlorophyll added to the tablets so I bought it, but now I'm realizing I really don't know much about it! lol This type of chlorophyll is from alfalfa and I've taken alfalfa in the past to help with digestive issues and to help with pp bleeding - I keep getting mixed reviews online about it's saftey and plan on talking with my midwife tomorrow, but thought I'd see if any of you have any input/experience with it?

    ETA: FWIW this is the kind I'm taking - there's not a ton of chlorophyll in it - but I'm chewing several of these a day lol

    http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/ameri...hlorophyll.htm
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    Both of my midwives recommended alfalfa as part of a tea during pregnancy. I would be wary of an isolated supplement such as chlorophyll more than I would be of the whole herb in normal food-quantity amounts. I just did the math on it, and this tea had only 2-3 grams of alfalfa per day. I don't know how much of alfalfa is chlorophyll, but 3 grams of chlorophyll per tablet, multiple tablets per day, seems like an awful lot to me. Unless you're anemic, and then chlorophyll is great. I've only heard of it being used short-term to boost your iron quickly, and then you keep it up with a better overall diet, and not regular long-term use. I'm interested what your midwife says.
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    That's kind of what I was thinking - I've taken alfalfa in the past (in pill form) and nettle in tea but I never really paid much attention to the dosage amount. I've been taking floradix b/c I do get anemic while pregnant, although I'm not taking that right now either. I've held off on taking too many until I get ahold of my midwife, I forgot today but will put a call into her tomorrow. I appreciate your feedback
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    Walmart brand has a papaya enzyme without chlorophyll. I'm sure there are others! Do you use a chewable? I've found they work better when I suck on them instead of chew them...
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    I've been sucking/chewing on papaya for years now lol This is the first time I bought one with an additive other than the usual papaya enzymes - so I'll probalby just go get another plain bottle. The brand that I've been using for a few yrs now is American Health.
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