Benefits and Uses of Activated Charcoal

Benefits and Uses of Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal has been used for over 3000 years as a natural health supplement. It is best known for its amazing ability to eliminate toxins from the human body.

If you’re skeptical, then look no further than China for proof. In 2008, there as an accidental explosion that led to huge amounts of the toxic chemical benzene to spill into the Songhua River. The government used activated charcoal to filter out the chemical from the ricer, which provides over 10 million people with drinking water. Needless to say, the technique was a success and saved many people from fatalities.

Activated charcoal is made from controlled charring of different material, such as Willow Bark, and takes the charcoal from it after it has been subjected to an oxidizing gas at high temperatures. The high temperature helps to enhance the power of charcoal by creating an internal network of fine pores.

This supplement is 100% alkaline and attracts a positive ionic charge (such as toxins and poisons) which is what causes them to bind and take them out of the body via the intestines.

Detoxify Your Colon

Activated charcoal can absorb foreign materials from the body, making it a perfect substance to eliminate impurities and toxins. When these toxins come into contact with activated charcoal, they molecularly bind with them and are not allowed to escape. This supplement is very effective in binding to toxins such as viruses, bacteria, toxic excretions and chlorine. If you ingest activated charcoal daily, it can help you eliminate up to 60% of your toxic load.

The activated charcoal then gets eliminated through the colon. It is mild and does not harm the intestinal lining. Not only does it help clean your colon, but it can help to eliminate Candida, parasites, constipation and excessive flatulence.

Some tips when taking activated charcoal:
-Don’t take it along with other supplements, even the same day.

-Make sure to consult your doctor, as activated charcoal may bind to certain types of medications.

- Drink at least half your body weight in water when using activated charcoal.

-Make sure you wait at least 2 hours between use.

-The optimal time to take it is 3-4 hours after dinner, or right before bed.

Removing Plaque and Whitening Teeth

Believe it or not using activated charcoal can help brighten your smile. It is a great way to clean your teeth without using any harmful substances, such as sodium fluoride (which can be found in rat poison!), saccharin, and harmful petroleum based dyes, which is found in normal commercial toothpaste.

If you like to drink coffee or black tea, don’t worry, as activated charcoal can remove stains from your teeth.

Counteracting Poisons

If you happen to accidentally ingest drugs (of any kind, use your imagination), poison, or household chemicals, take carbon. All you need to do is add a teaspoon of activated charcoal to a glass of water, mix well and drink the glass in its entirety.
It’s even safe for children, so it might be helpful to keep some around the house in case anything happens.

Activated charcoal has many uses. With so many benefits to using it, why aren't you headed to the store to purchase some now?
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