I am sure you have heard about Activated Charcoal, but do you know how to use it and why everyone should have it at home? Why the big buzz about it and how it can be used and implemented in our daily life?
Well, Activated Charcoal (also known as activated carbon) is a highly porous substance that cleanses and detoxifies by attracting and absorbing chemicals inside it. This natural treatment is used for everything from flushing toxins from the body to cleaning teeth and even preventing hangovers!
Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with heat to increase its adsorptive properties. It has millions of tiny pores that bind, trap and removes toxins. It can adsorb thousands of times its own weight. Just a gram of activated charcoal can have an effective surface area in excess of 500m2. That’s why just a tiny bit of our ultra fine medicinal grade activated charcoal can go a long way.
Once you know some of the best uses for activated charcoal, then you will want to have some handy to use at home. You should really have a good idea of how the uses for activated charcoal that can change your life. Lots of uses are for your health, but others are for gardening and even making art. Simply make a list of all the use that seem interesting or will be beneficial in your home.
A list of fun and interesting uses for activated charcoal is...
1 - An antidote for poisoning.
Activated charcoal has been described as 'One of the most effective life-saving remedies known to man, inexpensive, free of side-effects, an absorbent par excellence, activated charcoal was 'rediscovered' by medical professionals in the 1960s as a general oral antidote for poisonings and drug overdose.
2 - Treatment of diarrhea and bloating
One activated charcoal use often overlooked is to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the gas-causing by-products in foods that cause discomfort.
3 -Bug bites & other itchy situations
This natural powder has the amazing ability to bind toxins. Those suffering a spider or bug bite might use a paste made of activated charcoal applied to the skin. This can be cleaned off and replaced a few times a day for the first day or two after receiving the bite. After the initial period, the bite can be closely monitored to ensure it is improving. Health experts also recommend consuming activated charcoal capsules to help absorb and export toxins from the body.
4 - Skin detoxifier and rejuvenator
A number of beauty brands are packaging activated charcoal into masks that remove blemish-causing dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin. But you can get the same effect for a lot less money (and have more fun at the same time) by doing it yourself.
To make your own dark, purifying mask, combine 1 teaspoon activated charcoal, 1 teaspoon rose water, 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Mix it until you have an even consistency. Apply the mask to your skin, let rest for 10-15 minutes, rinse off and feel beautiful.
5 - Increase mouth health & whiten your teeth
It may not look too attractive while you’re doing it, but brushing your teeth with a little-activated charcoal added to your toothpaste (preferably chloride free) helps fight tartar buildup and removes stains on your teeth. Swish it all around in your mouth before spitting it out to help get bad-breath-causing bacteria off your tongue and cheeks, too.
6 - Treats Alcohol Poisoning & Helps Prevent Hangovers
While activated charcoal does not absorb alcohol, it does help quickly remove other toxins from the body that contribute to poisoning.
7 - Water purifying
Activated charcoal traps impurities in water including solvents, pesticides, industrial waste and other chemicals. This is why it’s used in water filtration systems throughout the world. However, it doesn’t trap viruses, bacteria and hard-water minerals.
8 - Detox drink - Activated lemonade
This is a hot drink in the juice bars in Los Angeles. Just like it binds to impurities on your face, it also binds to those toxins in your body and helps to flush them out. Perfect for a weekend cleanse or detox.
Are you not convinced yet? Hey if you do not believe try it yourself.
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