Activated charcoal is a powerful natural detoxifier that promotes an array of health benefits, in particular a healthy digestive tract. It is made from coconut shells or other natural sources, that is used to trap toxins and chemicals within the body. Exposure to toxins, such as pesticides, mercury, fertiliser, bleach, etc… can cause stress in the body in the form of allergic reactions, oxidative damage and poor immune system function. Activated charcoal works by binding to these toxins, allowing for quicker elimination and prevent the body from reabsorbing them. By removing toxins from your body, you can reduce joint pain, increase energy, promote proper metabolism and healthy liver function, as well as increase mental function.
Some other major benefits of using activated charcoal include:
Alleviates Gas and Bloating
Mold Cleansing and Cleaning
Promotes Healthy Skin and Body Health
One of the most amazing and FUN ways to use Activated Charcoal is by brushing your teeth with it. It is an inexpensive natural remedy that has been shown to promote oral health and even whiten teeth! It also helps balance the pH level in the mouth, prevents cavities, bad breathe and gum disease. Commercial toothpaste can be full of harmful and unnecessary substances that "claim” to whiten teeth and promote healthy oral hygiene. We like to take it back to basics and use the ingredients mother nature was so intelligent and kind to provide for us… Introducing: Activated Charcoal Toothpaste!
How to clean your teeth with Activated Charcoal:
Wet a toothbrush with coconut or olive oil, dip into powdered activated charcoal, and brush. Rinse mouth well, until spit is clear.
RECIPE: Make your own Activated Charcoal toothpaste at home:
(Thanks to thecoconutmama.com)
½ Teaspoon Activated Charcoal
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1-2 Drops of Essential Oils (Optional)
Melt the coconut oil in a small sauce pan or in a double boiler.
Once melted, pour into a small bowl and mix in the activated charcoal, baking soda and essential oils.
Pour the mixture into a small container and store in a cool dry place.