Activated Charcoal Uses
To use: Very important! -If taking internally – It is important to drink plenty of water per day to avoid dehydration and to assist in the detox process.
Whitens Teeth- If you're looking for a cost effective natural way to brighten your smile and make sure your breathe is in check try it! The way it works is by adsorbing plaque and tiny tidbits that are staining your teeth from coffee etc. Kinda funny... it will whiten your teeth but stain your clothes and counter tops so be careful:)
Teeth Whitening: 2-3 x a week- wet your toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal. Brush for a minute, sip. swish, spit until your mouth isn't black anymore ;)
Another recipe is activated charcoal mixed with coconut oil and peppermint oil! I want to try this sometime!
note- If you have veneers it could stain them so avoid.
Alleviates Gas & Bloating
"One activated charcoal use often overlooked is to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort."
"Dosing recommendations to alleviate gas and bloating: Take 100 milligrams one hour prior to a typical gas-producing meal, with a full glass of water. Follow with an additional glass of water immediately thereafter to help get the charcoal into your system, where it can bind with gas-producing elements".
Activated charocal works quickly to remove toxins which many people have found reduces or eliminates hangovers all together.
Skin and Body: External Uses
Its kind of a miracle ingredient huh! There are beauty applications all the way to affective order control, to the treatment of acne, to the relief of insect bites (mosquito bee etc), rashes and irritations.
To treat bites and rashes: Its recommended to mix one capsule (5gm) of activated charcoal with ½ tablespoon of coconut oil, and dab on affected area. Reapply every 30 minutes until itching and discomfort are gone. Cover with bandage to avoid stains.
To treat acne/spots and give your skin some love: mix one capsule of activated charcoal with two teaspoons of aloe vera gel, and smooth over face. Let dry then rinse off completely. The science behind this is that the activated charcoal binds with environmental toxins and dirt then pulls it out.
"Activated charcoal uses help promote a healthy digestive tract by removing toxins that cause allergic reactions, oxidative damage and poor immune system function. By removing the toxins from your system, you can reduce join pain increase energy and increase mental function".
No matter how clean we eat and live, we sometimes need an extra boost to clean house. If only we lived in a perfectly pure world with not pollutants, pesticides etc!
Two day cleanse: To complete a digestive cleanse with activated charcoal, take 10 grams 90 minutes prior to each meal, for two days. Eat clean during this time (no pesticides, lots of water, no sugar, and completely plant based vegan if possible :)
"Activated charcoal uses include helping prevent cellular damage to kidneys and liver, as well as supporting healthy adrenal glands. It’s imperative to cleanse toxins and chemicals routinely from the body.