Activated charcoal has been a remedy for ages. I was curious about how it is being produced….after it is burned, it is treated with oxygen to open millions of pores in its atomic structure. Up to this day, it is still the go-to substance when it comes to preventing the majority of poisons from being absorbed into the bloodstream. It also eases gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach cramps, gas, and indigestion, because it absorbs excess gas in the gastrointestinal tract. It also prevents hangover. Because the body does not digest charcoal, particles of toxins will cling to it and exit the body.
It sounds unlikely, but charcoal is an effective way to cleanse dirt and debris from the skin and body overall. The porous surface of charcoal has a negative electric charge that attracts positively charged unwanted toxins and gas.
When I feel unusually moody or suddenly tired, full from a heavy restaurant meal, activated charcoal often helps me get back in the game within minutes. I tried it on my child who had a tantrum after she ate sweet snacks. Activated charcoal calmed her down within about 10 minutes – sounds unlikely – try it out. Further, activated charcoal is often used in body detox products. It greatly helps alleviate body odor and bad breath – hurray!
And here comes the sell! Anti-aging properties – studies have shown activated charcoal prevents many cellular changes associated with aging, adrenal gland, and kidney function. Famous gerontologists discovered its powerful anti-aging properties in a study showing activated charcoal to increase the average lifespan of older test animals by approximately 34 percent.
Take it or leave it. It made me feel better in the following situations. When...
- eating out at restaurants or consuming junk foods
- drinking alcohol
- when I feel tired or unsettled
- I dip my toothbrush into the powder about 3x a week and it does amazing whitening my teeth
- also its my magic remedy for jet lag
Try it! You will most likely feel an immediate effect within a few minutes of consumption. It can be taken as a supplement every day to eliminate toxins of your system. It is recommended to take it between meals and not to combine it with the intake of vitamins, as it may interfere with the absorption of such.
The source of the charcoal counts. Fine grain material, e.g., wood or coconut shells, works well. You should know that it might stain the stool, which is normal. Activated charcoal is readily available in capsule form. The normal intake is two capsules a day. I take it after the above-mentioned bullet point. I make sure to drink a glass of water after the intake.
It is important to note that activated charcoal is not charcoal from your barbecue. Barbecue charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals, and it should never be consumed!
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