What Is Activated Charcoal?
According to an article I read on https://draxe.com/activated-charcoal-uses/, “Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It’s made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources. One of the most popular activated charcoal uses is for the safe and effective treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses. It’s used in emergency trauma centers across the world. In addition, it’s used to reduce bloating and gas, lower cholesterol, treat bile flow problems safely during pregnancy, and even prevent hangovers.“
How Does It Work?
It works by trapping the toxins and chemicals in its million tiny pores working to absorb the impurities and extract it. It’s important to note that activated charcoal is not charcoal used in your barbecue grill! Barbecue charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals, and should never be consumed.
Beauty and Activated Charcoal
To whiten your teeth naturally, wet a toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal, brush your teeth as you normally would. Sip some water, gargle and spit… do this until your mouth is totally clear.It works to whiten teeth by adsorbing plaque and microscopic tidbits that stain teeth. This activated charcoal use is cost-effective and an all-natural solution for a bright smile. It is important to note that If you have crowns, caps or porcelain veneers, it’s possible that activated charcoal will stain them.
- Reduces Gas and Bloating:
It works by binding the gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort.
This is the recommended dosage according to https://draxe.com/activated-charcoal-uses/
“Dosing recommendations to alleviate gas and bloating: Take 500 milligrams one hour prior to a typical gas-producing meal, with a full glass of water. Follow with an additional glass of water immediately thereafter to help get the charcoal into your system, where it can bind with gas-producing elements.”
“Studies show activated charcoal prevents many cellular changes associated with aging, adrenal gland, and kidney function. Activated charcoal slows the rate at which the brain becomes increasingly sensitive to toxins as you age, which makes for better cognitive functioning. It also builds a better defense mechanism by improving the adaptive functioning of essential organs like the liver, kidneys, and adrenals.”
Dosage: For this activated charcoal use, take two capsules per day after exposure to nonorganic foods, heavy meals or after contact to other toxins. This supports better cognitive function, a reduction in brain fog, healthier kidney and liver function, and a healthier digestive tract.
4. Treat Acne
You can mix 2-3 capsules with aloe vera gel to treat acne and fade acne scars. I would suggest you do this 3-4 times a month for significant results.
5. Lighten Hyper-pigmentation
We all dread those darker areas on our skin, areas such as your underarms, elbows, and knee caps. You can lighten those areas by mixing 2 capsules of activated charcoal with organic honey and applying it to those areas, leave it on for 10-15 mins and rinse off. Do this as often as needed til you see the results that you desire.
How Do I Purchase?
You can purchase activated charcoal pills on http://www.amazon.com or at your local organic food store eg. wholefoods