The Many Healthy Uses of Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is a very potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and stop them from being absorbed into the body. It is made from a variety of sources it’s best to select one made from coconut shells.
Activated charcoal is the number one go to treatment for drug and alcohol overdoses. It’s widely used in trauma centers across the world. In additions it is used for reducing bloating, gas, lower cholesterol and it can even prevent a hangover.
How Does it Work?
Good to Have it on Hand.
When traveling it is one of the best things you can have in your bag.
Activated charcoal works by trapping the toxins or chemicals in its tiny pores. There are however certain types of poisonings it does not work for such as petroleum, alcohol, or other acidic type poisonings.
It doesn’t absorb the toxins. It works through a chemical process of adsorption. Adsorption is the chemical reactions where elements bind to a surface.
Activated charcoal has a negative charge to it that causes positively charged toxins and gas to bond to it. It is important to mention that activated charcoal is not the same charcoal you use on your barbeque grill. Barbeque charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals and should never be ingested.
Uses for Activated Charcoal
Why use chemical bleaches when activated charcoal works great to whiten teeth.
Whitens Teeth - If your teeth have become stained from coffee, tea, wine or berries, activated charcoal is an excellent way to clean them up. Not only does it whiten your teeth it also changes the PH balance of your mouth, helping to prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.
Bloating and Gas - Activated charcoal works by binding the gas-causing by-products in foods that cause discomfort.
Mold Cleansing - Not many people know about mold living in their bodies, but it can. Mold exposure can cause depression, kidney and liver failure, decreased brain function, and severe respiratory distress.
Act quickly and use activated charcoal to counter act an alcohol or drug overdose.
Alcohol or Drug Poisoning - Activated charcoal doesn’t absorb the drug or alcohol it quickly helps remove the toxins from the body. If it is taken with the drug or alcohol consumption it can significantly reduce blood alcohol concentrations.