What is Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. It’s made by heating common charcoal in the presence of gas. This causes the charcoal to develop internal spaces that trap chemicals.
What is Activated Charcoal Used For
Because of the internal spaces / ability to trap chemicals, it’s used to remove toxins from the body before they can cause any harm. It’s also used for a variety of other reasons.
1) Teeth Whitening:
Adding a small amount of Activated Charcoal to your toothpaste before brushing your teeth can help remove stains and make them whiter over time.
2) Face Care – Acne Treatment and Blackhead Removal:
You can create your own face mask by mixing the powder from 2 Activated Charcoal capsules with Aloe Vera gel. Rub liberally over your face and then wash off. Adding this to your daily face care can help reduce the appearance of acne and blackheads.
3) Get Rid of Gas and Bloating:
It can bind to the gas causing by-products of food that cause discomfort. The recommended dose for this is 500mg one hour before a gassy meal – beans are renowned for making you gassy along with Brussel Sprouts.
4) Treating Alcohol Poisoning and Preventing Hangovers:
Although it doesn’t remove the alcohol from your system it can remove other toxins from the body that contribute to the poisoning. There is also some research to show that, if taken at the same time as alcohol, it could help reduce the blood alcohol levels. So could be a good Hangover Cure.
5) Relieve Discomfort From Insect Bites:
Mix one capsule of Activated Charcoal with ½ tablespoon of Coconut Oil, and spread on the affected area. Reapply every 30 minutes until itching and discomfort are gone.
These are only a few benefits and there are many more including anti-aging, digestive cleansing and reducing high cholesterol.
Where to get Activated Charcoal
Luckily for you we have Activated Charcoal Capsules as part of our range of Vitamins and Supplements. It’s not recommended to take it everyday but only when required (for example to help with a hangover or to prevent gas after a meal).
The capsules provide a clean method of storage and they can be easily broken for use in face masks or teeth whitening.
Our capsules are naturally steam activated from coconut shell – which means more impurities are removed from the charcoal during the process of making the Activated Charcoal.