In a study by R.W. Young and J.S. Beregi, reported in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society in 1980 62 nursing home patients were given chlorophyll in tablet forms. Although tablets are less potent than wheatgrass juice, they were found to be helpful in controlling body and fecal odors. The chlorophyll also eased the severity of chronic constipation and reduced the presence of gas.
In their book Medicine of Chlorophyll, Drs. Keiichi Morishita and Kaneo Hotta, Japanese scientists who have studied the properties of chlorophyll for years, reported they were able to observe its remarkable deodorant properties. In one test, 10 volunteers were given garlic to eat followed by 3 to 12grams of chlorophyll. In 20 minutes, the odor of garlic was not present in eight of the volunteers. The same phenomenon occurred after experimental subjects drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes. Body odor, being a secretion from inside the body that begins to smell offensive after it reacts with bacteria on the skin, is little more difficult to correct. However, in a matter of weeks the secretions that cause the odor can be neutralized