Why make activated charcoal part of your daily routine?
Jan 4th 2019 by Viva Doria Admin
Known as nature’s great purifier, activated charcoal boasts a long list of benefits from calming gas and bloating and improving skin quality to removing odors in the home. Even our ancestors knew about activated charcoal, using it as early as 400 BC to treat diseases like epilepsy and anthrax.
The ultimate toxin-tamer.
Every day we’re exposed to countless toxins, chemicals and bacteria in the air we breathe and in the foods we eat — think air conditioning, tap water, mold, and pesticides. While occasional exposure can lead to things including poor skin and hair quality, chronic exposure causes damage on a cellular level. And that can lead to food and airborne allergies, a compromised immune system, digestion issues, and premature aging, just to name a few.
You can’t avoid toxins, but you can protect yourself. That’s where activated charcoal comes in.
What makes this must-have ingredient so magical?
Activated charcoal works through a chemical process called adsorption. Essentially that means that when ingested or used topically, activated charcoal binds to and traps the toxins and bacteria we’re exposed to every day, and eliminates them from the body.
8 ways to use activated charcoal on a daily basis.
Take it internally to:
- Alleviate gas and bloating
- Improve digestion
- Keep your immune system strong
- Prevent the cellular damage that causes aging
A note of caution.
Activated charcoal is a powerful natural ingredient, so it’s important to mention that in addition to binding and trapping toxins, it can interfere with the absorption of nutrients, other supplements, over-the-counter meds and most importantly with prescription medications when taken internally.
Be sure to take activated charcoal 90 minutes to 2 hours away from food and medications. And drink more water than you typically do to help flush the toxins from your body — a general rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of filtered water per day.
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