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What Is Internal Deodorant?

Internal deodorant supplements are typically chlorophyll pills.
Internal deodorant can neutralize body odor from a person's underarm area.
Chlorophyll derived from alfalfa, for example, can help neutralize bad odors.
Chlorophyll, which is found in wheatgrass juice, is sometimes used to help treat body odor.
Barley can be used in an internal deodorant.
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An internal deodorant is a substance that is ingested to help neutralize odors emanating from the body. These deodorants generally come in the form of pills, which often come coated so that they are easy to swallow. In most cases, they are made of chlorophyll, and they can be used by both men and women.

Using an internal deodorant can help stave off bad odors coming from the body, including the feet, mouth, and underarm area. Flatulence, perspiration, and urinary, vaginal, and menstrual odors also can be neutralized by using this product. Besides combating embarrassing body odors, these deodorants can have the practical use of helping hunters mask their natural, human scents. This can make hunting easier because hunters can remain undetected by their prey.

Chlorophyll is the ingredient that works to neutralize bad odors, usually in the form of chlorophyll copper. This type of chlorophyll can be categorized as being at least partially synthetic or manufactured. Should consumers desire products with all-natural ingredients, they should look for a deodorant that contains chlorophyll derived from alfalfa, spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass, or other plants.

Internal deodorants also come in liquid form, which can be more useful for those who have trouble swallowing pills. Liquid chlorophyll also can be gargled as a way to relieve throat irritations. It can come with extra flavorings to make it palatable.

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Ingesting chlorophyll can have many other benefits aside from odor neutralization. Chlorophyll can help the body boost its immunity, improve energy, aid in digestion, remove toxins, and prevent anemia. It also can keep the correct alkaline and acid ratio in the body; an overload of acid can lead to an increase of bacteria, viruses and degenerative diseases.

This product, in either pill form or liquid form, can be found in health food stores or online. Those searching the Internet for this type of deodorant can often find it on websites where other natural, healthy products are sold.

Internal deodorants are more effective when they are taken daily. Usually, users will be directed to take one pill in the morning and one at night, though consumers can take up to three pills a day if needed. Users should take only the number of pills necessary to control body odor, and they can take as many as 14 days to work. Consumers should discontinue using the pills if cramps or diarrhea develop.

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anon958618
Post 6

Chlorophyll is not the only option for internal deodorants.

Bismuth subgallate is another popular internal deodorizer. Products such as Devrom, that contain bismuth subgallate are recognized by the FDA to be an effective internal deodorizer. Devrom is available in capsule or chewable as well. Devrom and related products are used as an internal deodorant for patients with ostomies, spine damage, or incontinence.

anon342960
Post 5

I drink five servings of wheat grass juice a day (1 serving is 35 calories from Amazing Grass Wheat grass) and my underarms stink just as much as they always have. I've been doing this for months. I drink so much wheat grass I get nausea some days from it.

So do I need a special pill to get this benefit? Why isn't straight wheat grass (and lots of it) helping to stop my underarm stench? Truth be told, I don't really care that I smell, but society does. We are a culture addicted to deodorant. Two days a week I don't shower or use deodorant. I think it's a good idea to give my body a break from the chemicals periodically.

fBoyle
Post 4

@anon130191-- Have you used Devrom? Is it effective?

I had colon surgery several months ago and have been looking for an internal deodorant since then. I've heard contradictory reviews about bismuth subgallate. I know there are various other options out there like charcoal tablets. I've even heard that Pepto Bismol which also contains bismuth subgallate could be used.

But I'm not sure how safe all of these are. Can they be used long-term?

discographer
Post 3

@ZipLine-- Chlorophyll products work for odor problems in pets as well. Chlorophyll tablets can be used for this. But I think the best internal deodorant for animals is chlorophyll in its natural form, so barley or wheat grass.

My cat eats some wheat grass everyday. We grow it in pots in the house and she looks for it every morning. I know its good for her stomach and for preventing hairballs but she may be doing natural odor control instinctively as well.

Dogs eat grass too, so wheat or barley grass can be grown at home for dogs as well.

ZipLine
Post 2

Are there internal deodorants for pets?

anon130191
Post 1

You forgot to mention one of the most popular internal deodorants, Devrom (bismuth subgallate). It's only been popular for 49 years.

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