According to this source, Activated charcoal is a strong natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out and prevent the body from absorbing them. It’s made from different sources but it is recommended that the best source of activated charcoal is that of coconut shells or other natural sources. Not those from the charcoal grill.
It is most commonly used in the event of poisoning or alcohol intoxication but it is most important to know beforehand how to use this product- bearing in mind that anyone who consumes alcohol can get intoxicated, and anyone that eats food can get poisoned. So knowledge of this can be a key feature for survival as well as be a great contribution to a healthier lifestyle.
Benefits Of Activated Charcoal
What exactly is activated charcoal? Also called activated carbon. This is charcoal which was refined and taken through a process of being mixed with other substances, processed at high temperatures to help make its particles more porous and absorbable.
Charcoal: This is a form of carbon made when the wood is burnt in the absence of oxygen, it is porous, black in color and does not have a definite shape.
Where may this be available? After you learn about this you will want to have some at hand or even start using this wonderful product as soon as possible. You will find it at local Health Food Stores, Pharmacies and in most stores that sell herbal medicines. Or you can just look it up online. Lots of online stores have it. It is available in Powdered, Liquid and Pill forms.
Warning: Be very careful when using Activated charcoal as it can be very messy and can stain your beautiful bathroom surfaces. Not to worry though, it is easily washed off from certain surfaces with liquid soap.
Now for the benefits
1. Whitens Teeth
If you Happen to have stains on your teeth from food, coffee, or strong colored fruits such as berries, or any other substances that may cause discoloration of your beautiful white teeth; this is one of the best solutions. Make a paste of half teaspoon activated charcoal powder, two teaspoons coconut oil and one teaspoon baking soda. Use to brush teeth and enjoy a sparkling white like no other. Use three times per week for at least a month for effective results. You may increase the ingredients and store in a cute jar to use as needed- ingredients will not spoil easily.
2. Deep clean and purify your skin
Just add Powered or liquid charcoal to a regular face scrub, rub on face and let stay for twenty minutes, rinse as required. For hands and body use half cup shower gel with 1 teaspoon of powdered activated charcoal. Rub on to the skin and wash off in five to ten minutes.
3. Hair and Scalp
Wet hair first, then; Use one cup of the shampoo of your choice to one tablespoon of powdered activated charcoal, wash hair and scalp and let stay in for at least ten minutes. Rinse Hair thoroughly to remove all charcoal residue.
4. Alleviates Gas & Bloating
Activated charcoal works by binding the gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort.
For the ingestion of any form of a substance of this nature, it is best to get necessary advice from a professional. The Medical Doctor may or not have a good enough knowledge of this product,(but do not tell them that you know this, they will be mad at you) so it is best to consult a herbal Doctor or a specialist in herbal medicine on this subject. However, the use of this product has no serious side effects to consider when used in small quantities for an adult. This means one to two capsules at any given time. Not to be taken daily. When taken, drink lots of water because it absorbs moisture which is in a way, how it affects bloating. It should not be taken with citrus, alcoholic beverages or whilst on other medications.
5. Treats Alcohol Poisoning & Helps Prevent Hangovers
According to some studies activated charcoal assists in reducing the alcohol concentration in the bloodstream. It is of better help in this way if taken at the same time when alcohol is consumed.
6. Mold Cleansing
Mold May well be living in our bodies and we have not the least clue, Toxic mold can cause depression, kidney failure, liver failure, decreased brain functions, heart diseases, headaches and much more including severe distress to the respiratory system.
The places in homes that mold can grow even if not visible are; poorly ventilated areas of basements, under kitchen sinks, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. Mold can also grow behind dry walls.
To get rid of mold- use a pair of gloves and apply any of the following; baking soda, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil or borax. The gloves are very important in protecting your skin from being exposed to the mold.
7. Water Filtration
Activated charcoal traps impurities in water including solvents, pesticides, industrial waste, and other chemicals. This is why it’s used in water filtration systems throughout the world. However, it does not trap smaller micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria, and hard-water minerals.
Drinking water is essential to good health; however, typical top water is toxic and laden with chemicals, toxins, and fluoride. Ingestion should be limited whenever possible. Doctors highly recommend drinking eight-10 glasses of pure water per day to help soothe the digestive tract, fight fatigue, keep organs operating, and provide lubrication for joints and tissues.
8. Emergency Toxin Removal
One of the most common uses of activated charcoal is to remove toxin and chemicals in the event of ingestion. Most organic compounds, pesticides, mercury, fertilizer and bleach bind to activated charcoal’s surface, allowing for quicker elimination, while preventing the absorption in the body.
Activated charcoal binds with toxins in the stomach and helps to eliminate them, rather than those toxins being absorbed and causing harm to the body. So it is recommended to have some around especially if food poisoning should occur.
In the event of poisoning, call 911 immediately. Proper dosing is imperative. According to the University of Michigan Health System, 50 to 100 grams is used in cases of poisoning in adults and 10 to 25 grams for children.
9. Digestive Cleanse
We sometimes eat a lot of food that contains toxins which are very harmful to our bodies. One of the better ways to treat ourselves to a good and clean digestive system is to take activated charcoal. This is sometimes taken in by adding the activated charcoal to green juices or smoothies. Cleanse your digestive system and feel alive again.
Because our liver is primarily responsible for removing toxins from the food we eat, it may come under pressure and sometimes get damaged depending on the number of bad foods we consume or the amount of alcohol we put in our system. Activated charcoal helps to prevent cellular damage to the liver and kidney, as well as supporting healthy adrenal glands.
In addition, it helps other major organs to be more healthy by relieving them of the toxins.
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