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Chlorophyllin Vitamin K content?

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 Posted 8/6/2014 4:33:49 PM
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Is there any Vitamin K in Chlorophyllin?  Is it contraindicated for warfarin users?

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 Posted 8/8/2014 11:45:28 AM
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Dear BlueHealer:

Life Extension's Product Development department informed me that the material has not been tested for vitamin K content.

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Thank you for checking.  I will post what I have learned since my first post.

There are two categories of Chlorophyll supplements:  Fats soluble and water soluble.

Several articles claimed that fat soluble Chlorophyll is rich in vitamins, including K while water soluble Chlorophyll has no vitamins at all.  Here is an example of those claims:

http://www.treelite.com/NF/2008/05/The-Two-Types-of-Chlorophyll-and-Chinese-Lung-Support

The most common type of liquid Chlorophyll seems to be "Sodium Copper Chlorophyllins."  Then I noticed that LEF's product is "Sodium Magnesium Chlorophyllin," which I read was another form of liquid Chlorophyll. 

This piece from Linus Pauling Institute discusses Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllin and the difference.  The confusing part is that it claims that the central molecule in Chlorophyll is Magnesium while it specifies Copper as a substitute for Magnesium in the production of Chlorophyllin.  The LEF product seems unique in that it is a Magnesium Chlorophyllin.  

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/chlorophylls/

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin, marketed as "liquid chlorophyll" by several companies is sold as a prescription drug under several brand names.  Derifil is one such product.  In the case of Derifil, it was easier to find reliable sources for drug interactions, particularly with Coumadin or Warfarin, but I could find no such warning.  This gives me a degree of confidence that Copper based liquid Chlorophyll supplements might be save with Coumadin.  But for the moment, we might steer clear of the Sodium Magnesium Chlorophyllin.
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