Mythbusting These TikTok Health Trends

TikTok is the realm of literally everything and anything under the sun. If you’re on health-tok (frequently seeing health related TikToks), you have definitely watched videos encouraging you to buy, do, or eat certain things that are supposedly good for you. At ThirdLeaf NW, we know a thing or two about health, but before you try any of these at home, let’s do some research on what the experts have to say.

  1. Liquid Chlorophyll

TikTok influencers are advocating for you to put chlorophyll in your water for odorless body sweat and perfect skin. This is true! Drinking liquid chlorophyll has been proven to have many long-lasting benefits for your body. It has even been linked to cancer prevention and weight loss.

2. Sea Moss Gel

Yep, it is literally sea moss. But don’t worry! The gel you’ll find in stores has been soaked and cleaned thoroughly for your consumption. Sea moss gel is full of vitamins and antioxidants. Research shows that it is also great for balancing gut bacteria and can improve digestion. However, you should not ingest more than the recommended amount, since sea moss gel contains high levels of iodine, and too much can lead to iodine toxicity.

3. Aloe Vera Juice

Apparently aloe vera does more than just ease the pain of sunburns, you can drink it too (in juice form)! TikTok-ers swear by their aloe vera juice for curing acne and fixing their gut health. And guess what? The experts agree! Aloe vera juice has anti-inflammatory properties (hence the sunburn healing), so acne and blemishes are not much different. However, researchers suggest applying aloe to your skin topically, as not much research supports oral supplements.

4. Ginger shots

Ginger shots among other health shots are not new, but making your own might be. The TikTok health community has come up with many recipes for homemade ginger shots which may include coconut water, lemons, oranges, limes, or other pure ingredients. Ginger shots are proven to fight inflammation, boost your immune system, and aid digestion, so go ahead and add ginger root to your grocery list for the week!