This black powder may look scary, but activated charcoal does wonders for the body. The reason why activated charcoal comes with the Full Body Cleanse is because it helps to trap heavy metal toxins and chemicals in the body and draw them out. It helps to lower cholesterol, reduce bloating, and help bile flow problems during pregnancy. Most commonly, activated charcoal is used to help treat drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning.
How Does It Work?
The short answer is that it flushes toxins from the body. This happens via the process of absorption. The charcoal doesn’t actually absorb the toxins; rather, it traps toxins in its tiny pores. It is also negatively charged, which attracts positively charged toxins, just like a magnet. One thing to note is that activated charcoal is not the charcoal you use in your barbecues.
While there are many different uses for activated charcoal, here are five uses that we love!
Similar to how charcoal traps toxins and chemicals in the body, it also traps solvents, pesticides, or waste in water. It is commonly used in many water filtration systems worldwide, but it cannot trap viruses or bacteria. Clean water is integral for optimal health, so using a filter with activated charcoal is great to have in your home!
Many videos of people brushing their teeth with charcoal products have surfaced around the web lately. Activated charcoal helps to promote great oral hygiene by balancing the pH levels in your mouth. It also helps to whiten your teeth, removing coffee, tea, or berry stains. Be careful not to brush with activated charcoal too much because it can be a bit abrasive to your gums and enamel.
While aging is a natural part of life, some people like to do what they can to remain youthful. Activated charcoal helps to support the adrenal glands and prevent cellular damage in the kidneys and liver. Taking activated charcoal also helps to keep your toxic load down, which helps you stay younger. It can also reduce your risk of cognitive decline!
Activated charcoal is great for your digestive system. It helps to remove toxins, which can lead to a weakened immune system, allergies, oxidative damage, and digestive diseases. Most of the food in the Standard American Diet is laden with toxins and chemicals, so taking charcoal, in conjunction with eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, can help cleanse the digestives system.
Relieves Gas And Bloating
Depending on how your body reacts to food, gas or bloating are very common digestive symptoms. Activated charcoal helps to relieve gas and bloating by binding to the gas-causing products in foods and flushing them from your system. Mix ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal powder in 8 ounces of alkaline water and drink it at night to relieve bloating symptoms.