Charcoal becomes ‘activated’ when high temperatures combine with gas or an activating agent to expand its surface area. Activated charcoal is made for many sources, however for the most natural healing and benefits it should be created from coconut shells or other natural forms.
You may have heard of activated charcoal as the wonderful ingredient which helps to alleviate stains on teeth as well as brighten and clean them. However, did you know that activated charcoal also serves to help treat a drug overdose or poisoning due to its ability to bind unwanted substances to it? This is just one of the many uses for activated charcoal.
Read on to find out more!
1. Whiten teeth:
Your daily hazelnut, extra-shot latte might taste amazing but it will certainly be damaging your teeth. Drinking an excess amount of tea, coffee, red wine will all be causing extra staining on your teeth. Activated charcoal helps whiten teeth promoting a better mouth health by altering the pH balance to prevent bad breath, gum disease and staining by absorbing plaque and microscopic bacteria that stain teeth. It is an all natural and healthy way to whiten your teeth. Try LiveCoco
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2. Preventing a hangover:
You might be surprised to find out that activated charcoal can also help you reduce the chances of experiencing a horrific hangover after those jagerbombs your best friend thought would be a good idea! Do not start using activated charcoal as a means of drinking more though because it’s doesn’t absorb alcohol. What it does do though is help to remove other toxins from the body that
contribute to the poisoning. This is your mixers which are full of sugar and sweeteners. The activated charcoal helps to remove these toxins.
3. Reduce gas or bloating:
One of the most useful ways activated charcoal can help in daily life is to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the by-products which cause the extra gas and bloating and reducing the discomfort in the process. If you know you have certain reactions to particular foods it would be wise to take an activated charcoal tablet with your meal to reduce the chances of uncomfortable symptoms.
4. External skin problems:
It has been said that activated charcoal can also help with external problems. For example it has been know that treating body odour, acne, insect bites, rashes and even snake bites with activated charcoal. If you get bitten by mosquito bite, mix one capsule of activated charcoal with ½ tablespoon of coconut oil, and dab on affected area. Reapply every 30 minutes until itching and discomfort are gone. As activated charcoal stains nearly everything it touches, wrap with a bandage.
Ageing is a part of life, but we know our lifestyles and environment have a huge impact on the way and pace we age. The toxins we are exposed to through food, our homes and workplaces, and our environment, all contribute to pre-mature ageing and activated charcoal can help with some of this. Take two capsules per day after exposure to non-organic 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.