There are so many health benefits of activated charcoal.
Of all of the herbal and super food trends and diets that have been in and out of popularity in the contemporary past, one trend in particular has stood the test of time and continues to show real health benefits and positive changes is the use of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is carbon that is processed (super heated) to increase the adhesion of molecules to a surface. This creates a black powder that’s odorless and highly absorbent. It is this absorbent property which makes it very useful for ‘sucking out’ toxins and poisons in the body. In this article, there are seven key health benefits of activated charcoal…
Activated charcoal can be used to help with your health and beauty concerns. The good news is that this is a very inexpensive product and you can easily purchase and use it.
Care for Sensitive Teeth and Gums
All you need to do is mix a teaspoon of charcoal powder with a teaspoon of water to form a black paste. Mix paste well so that it has a similar consistency to toothpaste. Now you can use this black toothpaste to brush your teeth. It will reduce the sensitivity in your teeth and also aids in oral health. Yeah, it will scare the life out of you the first time you do it and see yourself in a mirror. But trust me, it rinses right off leaving only clean whitened teeth.
Helps with IBS
Those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome will understand just how inconvenient and unpredictable this condition is. Some of the symptoms of IBS are flatulence, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, etc. By taking one charcoal pill daily with water, you will help to reduce the inflammation in your gut and also reduce the symptoms of IBS. One charcoal pill is usually the equivalent to 1 teaspoon of charcoal powder.
This is a first aid method that many people are unaware of. If you have a cut or an open wound, mixing a teaspoon of charcoal in a cup of water and gently washing the open wound will help to disinfect it.
This will speed up healing and prevent infection because the charcoal absorbs gunk that may be present in the wound. Be sure to rinse it out after a bit … you don’t want a “scar tatoo”!
Improves Heart Health
This is a wonderful benefit of charcoal and can be used to manage your cholesterol. By consuming 1 charcoal tablet daily, you’ll help to cleanse your bloodstream and detox the body. The low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) levels in your body will drop. (lot of science behind this, inflammation is the BIGGER culprit, but charcoal can help mitigate the risk reducing the risks of stroke, heart disease and other cholesterol-related problems.
Fixes a Hangover
Had a fun night out and now suffering from a bad hangover? A charcoal pill might be just what you need. Brown liquor, like bourbon, tends to cause worse headaches than white liquor, like vodka, because there are more impurities present in brown liquor.
Since charcoal is great at absorbing toxins and impurities, it can be used to treat your hangover. Ideally, you should take the charcoal before you sleep so that it can work throughout the night to cleanse your body.
If you’ve been binge drinking and suffer from alcohol poisoning, charcoal can be used to deal with the usual symptoms like headaches, nausea, fatigue, etc. This treatment is used in hospitals all over the world to treat alcohol poisoning.
Care for Oily Skin
If you’re prone to acne breakouts because you have naturally oily skin, taking charcoal pills orally and use it externally on your face can help treat the problem. Make a paste with a bit of water and slather it all over your face. Gently rinse off with cool water.
Oral consumption will help the body to detox and prevent inflammation. Facial application will help cleanse the skin by absorbing the excess oil and impurities from the pores.
While there are many herbal teas and lemonade diets that claim to detox your body, no one really mentions charcoal as a method to detoxify your body. Yet, it probably does a better job than most of the commercially-sold solutions. It just doesn’t get much hype because it’s inexpensive and companies can’t make an easy buck from it.
By taking one charcoal pill daily or mixing 1 teaspoon of charcoal powder in a cup of water and drinking it, you will detox your body gradually, safely and effectively.
Besides the benefits mentioned above, there are many other ways you can use activated charcoal to benefit your health. It can be used to care for burns, psoriasis, skin irritations, prevent dandruff, whiten teeth, reduce muscle soreness and much more.
Spend some time researching this wonderful product and see how you can apply it in your life. It has been used for centuries to treat ailments and disorders… and is still as effective to this day.