Everything You Need to Know About Activated Charcoal
If you haven’t made activated charcoal part of your diet, or beauty regimen you’re seriously missing out! After watching all of the greatest super heros come together to save the world in Avenger’s End Game- I couldn’t help but think about how so many super powers exist in one of my favorite health & wellness tools, and how it seriously saves me in so many sticky situations.
Activated charcoal is not the same substance as that you throw under the grill, or find in burnt pieces of food. In fact, I want to make this very clear. You can NOT consume and should not use grill charcoal for any of the below covered education. The manufacturing process of activated charcoal is something completely different. It makes the charcoal extremely adsorbent, allowing it to bind to molecules, ions, or atoms. This 'activation' process strips the charcoal of previously absorbed molecules and frees up bonding sites again.
Although this activated charcoal is a fine, odorless black powder, many might wonder why it has become incredibly mainstream in recent years. Did you know? It’s been used in emergency rooms for over 30 years to treat overdoses because of its detoxifying abilities. The black powder stops toxins from being absorbed in the stomach by binding to them. The body is unable to absorb charcoal, and so the toxins that bind to the charcoal leave the body in the feces. The toxin-absorbing properties of activated charcoal have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses that can benefit everyone, from reducing bloating to whitening teeth and helping with acne.
Activate Mind Powers!
Because charcoal has toxin-clearing properties, it may help delay the rate at which toxins affect your brain function as you age. This study found that giving activated charcoal to mice increased their lifespan and slowed down the onset of age-related structural changes in their organs and tissues.
Activate Body Powers!
Charcoal has numerous body benefits, including alleviating stomach aches and improving heart health. In a clinical trial, activated charcoal significantly reduced gas, bloating, and abdominal cramps. It has even been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Activate Beauty Powers!
Micro-particles such as dirt, chemicals, bacteria, and other toxins can seep deep beneath the surface of your skin. Charcoal can help bring these pore-clogging particles to the surface, making them easier to remove, which can lead to cleaner skin, smaller pores, and fewer breakouts. It can also help whiten teeth, thanks to its ability to bind to plaque and other teeth-staining compounds.
Here are a few of my favorite Activated Charcoal Products!
This detoxifying, purifying soap is cooked to the point of charcoal, which is what gives it its natural black color. I swear by this soap, and have used it for mild acne for years
HIGH ABSORBENCY TO REMOVE UNWANTED MATERIALS: Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent material with millions of tiny pores that can capture, bind, and remove unwanted materials. The porous surface has a negative electric charge that attracts positively charged toxins and gas to be carried easily out of the body.
PROMOTES A HEALTHY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: Toxins from low , processed food, and environmental pollution are a real problem. It is important to help your body eliminate them to promote a healthy digestive system and brain.
Made from 100% activated bamboo charcoal, our air freshener charcoal bags are the most convenient, most practical and safest solution to free your home from all kinds of unpleasant smell. Besides being effective odor eliminator charcoal packets, our natural air purifying bags also protect your family from mold, mildew and air-borne pathogens that cause allergies and common diseases.
Charcoal also has odor-neutralizing properties, which is why it’s one of the main ingredients in this paraben- and phthalate-free deodorant.
Suitable for all skin types, this gentle mask both purifies and nourishes the skin.
My absolute favorite toxic free oral care brand. The Ultimate Teeth Whitening Kit comes with everything you need to kick your toxic free oral hygiene into high gear
This thoughtfully designed floss rocks xylitol and activated charcoal from sustainable bamboo to remove plaque and detoxify. The textured floss gently and easily glides between teeth, removed plaque, contains xylitol and is made with natural vegan way. Non-GMO and no shred, this charcoal floss has a natural peppermint flavor to make you smile wide.