The use of activated charcoal has been known by people since ancient times, and it has been used as a powerful water cleansing product. Today we are more familiar with it as a powerful natural treatment that can eliminate any toxins and chemicals from the body.
This great potency of an antidote for poisoning has been revealed by scientists in the 18th and 19th centuries and because of that it has been widely used in medical emergencies. After this discovery, its use has been varied for many other medical conditions. First of all, its main efficacy is in the treatment of body poisoning and drug overdoses, and then it can become an effective treatment against high cholesterol, gas, bloating, bile flow issues while pregnancy, and even against hangovers.
It has great ability to trap the tiny spores of chemicals and toxins without absorbing them. It acts via the chemical process of absorption, and thanks to its porous surface it releases a negative electric charge that causes positive charged toxins and gas to bond with it.
This powerful detox agent can as well as act as a deodorizing and disinfecting agent, and in many other ways.
Take 2 capsules on daily basis if you have been exposed to nonorganic foods, heavy metals or other toxins.
Although highly beneficial activated charcoal can easily dehydrate the body and because of that while taking it, make certain to drink 12 to 16 glasses of water a day. Let us emphasize activated charcoal is not the same as the toxic barbecue briquettes.
Here it is what the renowned Dr. Mercola states regarding its use:
“Bear in mind that activated charcoal is not the same as the toxic briquettes often used for grilling foods. Instead, it is a byproduct of wood, peat or coconut shells, and is made after being heated along with a gas that assists with opening various “pores” in the coal.
The finished product is a tasteless and odorless powder that may have either positive or negative charges, depending on the pH level of the solution used to create the powder. The activated charcoal powder is very porous, and once activated, the porosity rises, allowing it to efficiently absorb more substances.”
In addition to this, The Guardian warns:
“That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to nab a barbecue briquette from the shed and sprinkle it on your salad. Activated, food-grade charcoal is a modified form of the stuff, which means its surface area has been maximized to make it more porous. It’s popular in powdered or capsule form in many natural food stores, and is usually made from coconut shells or bamboo.”
Other Uses of Activated Charcoal
- Reduces High Cholesterol
Activated charcoal reduces bad LDL cholesterol and elevates good HDL cholesterol as effectively as some prescribed drugs.
- Deals with Alcohol Poisoning and Prevents Hangovers
Thanks to its ability to remove the toxins from the body, it can as well as prevent alcohol poisoning and the negative symptoms of hangovers.
- Anti-Aging Agent
The build-up of toxins in the body stimulates the aging process. On the other hand, the use of activated charcoal can prevent premature aging as it will effectively cleanse the body from the toxins and chemicals.