What Is Internal Deodorant?

S. Gonzales
S. Gonzales
Chlorophyll, which is found in wheatgrass juice, is sometimes used to help treat body odor.
Chlorophyll, which is found in wheatgrass juice, is sometimes used to help treat body odor.

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 derived from alfalfa, for example, can help neutralize bad odors.
Chlorophyll derived from alfalfa, for example, can help neutralize bad odors.

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 deodorant supplements are typically chlorophyll pills.
Internal deodorant supplements are typically chlorophyll pills.

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.

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.

Barley can be used in an internal deodorant.
Barley can be used in an internal deodorant.

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.

Is Internal Deodorant Safe

Yes, internal deodorant is safe to consume. Developed with natural ingredients, it provides the body way to reduce gas and odor using products present from the earth. The deodorant offers the necessary amount to reduce aroma.

Internal deodorant can neutralize body odor from a person's underarm area.
Internal deodorant can neutralize body odor from a person's underarm area.

Most internal deodorants consist of at least one of the following two main products: chlorophyll or bismuth. The first is a natural compound found in many food products, such as vibrant, leafy vegetables. People find chlorophyll with plants such as spinach and kale. In addition, broccoli, turnip greens and peas supply the mineral too. It is the substance that creates the beautiful green color. However, it can be challenging to eat enough daily to relieve awkward gas and body odor.

Gargling liquid chlorophyll may soothe a sore throat.
Gargling liquid chlorophyll may soothe a sore throat.

Furthermore, chlorophyll weakens quickly when not in a natural state. Its magnesium is fragile, breaking down very quickly. Therefore, companies often use a more durable, synthetic version of chlorophyll known as chlorophyllin. This supplement is made by adding sodium and copper to replace the lost magnesium levels. Both versions of these are deemed safe and have been used for centuries.

Bismuth is a delicate white metal often found in crystal form. It is probably best known for alleviating stomach troubles. It is often found in pink over-the-counter tablets for diarrhea and indigestion. Studies show that the source impacts fluid movement, slowing down the loss of water and electrolytes. It can also help eliminate harmful bacteria within the digestive tract. Some internal deodorants pair it with chlorophyll to enhance efficacy. The Food and Drug Administration has deemed products with these ingredients suitable for internal consumption.

As with any medicine, consider stopping intake if a reaction begins. Consumers should halt the supplement if they start to experience bouts of diarrhea, observe discoloration or bleeding in bowel movements or develop severe cramps.

Can You Drink Internal Deodorant

Many buyers dislike pills because they struggle with the act of swallowing. Liquid sources may prove more viable, offering a simple solution to the concern. People may drink an internal deodorant without worry. However, it is crucial to remain within the recommended guidelines of 100 to 300 milligrams a day. No one should be going over a few tablespoons or so.

A perk of liquid deodorant is that the body soaks up fluid faster than a tablet, taking minutes rather than hours to function. Because it doesn't need to break down, the supplement absorbs into the bloodstream sooner. Some studies even indicate it has better effectiveness and causes few stomach issues. For instance, it must disintegrate first when processed into a tablet form. Then, the body must pull the nutrient from the tablet's ingredients. Liquid delivers the supplement directly.

In addition, since each product is crafted uniquely, it's best to follow the guidelines on the labels. When in doubt, consumers should set up a meeting with a medical professional to ensure they understand the proper amount.

Some contains come in vial form, permitting users to drop in the appropriate amount. It makes it easy for the day's activities.

Liquid form proves beneficial for people who enjoy adding supplements to other foods. Some have a flavoring, while others may be milder in taste. Add it to other beverages such as juices or smoothies to receive the added benefits without taking it straight in teaspoon form. Drop it into a glass of water and enjoy it with a day's hydration intake. 

What Does Internal Deodorant Do

Body's emit odors in various ways. People pass gas, they sweat and they develop scents in sensitive regions. These processes occur in different body locations, in spots that traditional deodorants do not contain. The smells become problematic, perhaps preventing everyday actions and association. As a result, consumers turn to something that doesn't work outside but rather from within.

The smell is there for a particular reason. The human system reacts to heat and stress. When pushed to the limit, it emits sweat to lower temperature levels. The moisture does not cause the stink. That state occurs when the sweat contacts bacteria. During this phase, the unpleasant aroma begins. Thus, internal deodorants must attack the microbes themselves.

Internal deodorants do just that. They actively work from the inside out to attack the bacterial levels and avoid odor issues. Active ingredients such as chlorophyll or chlorophyllin enter the body through pills, tablets, powder or liquid. Once in the stomach and bloodstream, the product pulls the toxins from the stomach, digestive tract and skin. In doing so, little is left to establish a smell because bacteria exist in fewer amounts. The impact leads to several benefits such as less acne, improved digestion and, of course, less stench.

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Discussion Comments

anon958618

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

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

@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

@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

Are there internal deodorants for pets?

anon130191

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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      By: MSPhotographic
      Chlorophyll, which is found in wheatgrass juice, is sometimes used to help treat body odor.
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      Internal deodorant supplements are typically chlorophyll pills.
    • Barley can be used in an internal deodorant.
      Barley can be used in an internal deodorant.
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      Internal deodorant can neutralize body odor from a person's underarm area.
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      Gargling liquid chlorophyll may soothe a sore throat.