Benefits of Activated Charcoal You Need To Know About

As of lately Activated Charcoal has become the latest fad. During my recent visit to a cosmetic store, I discovered a range of skin care products that comprise activated charcoal as their major ingredient, were very much in demand.

The benefits of Charcoal in Toothpastes were very much known to me but the same ingredient in skincare products bothered me quite a bit. I was little skeptical to purchase, so I did a research about it to decide for myself. Here’s a brief about it.

I was thrilled to know how a “not so glamorous” beauty regime can be of such benefit to our skin and hair. People are finding themselves benefited with the results of incorporating Activated Charcoal in their Beauty Regimen. It is used as a treatment to trap toxins and chemicals in the body. This works as a good deep cleanser and detoxifier.

It’s all natural and won’t add the chemical to your skin or hair. Regular shampoos remove surface dirt, whereas Activated Charcoal will put out even more, and doesn’t leave the residue behind which other shampoos do.

Our Hair and skin are equally precious external body parts very much as our internal. Activated Charcoal takes very good care of our body both internally and externally. And when followed regularly it shows good results. Let’s also discuss the benefits which Activated Charcoal has to offer for our body Internally.

Activated Charcoal is similar to Common Charcoal, but the process of it’s making differs from the common charcoal. Normal Charcoal constitutes Coal, Wood, Peat, Coconut Shell, Petroleum. The preparation of Activated Charcoal is done to solve the purpose of treatment. Activated Charcoal is heated in the presence of a gas which causes the charcoal to develop lots of “Pores” required to trap chemicals. The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge which attracts positively charged toxins to bond with it.

Here is a list of uses which Activated Charcoal is known for

Water Filtration

We take so much care while drinking water to avoid any kind of susceptible infection. Across the world, this process is taken into consideration for Water Filtration to trap Impurities in water including solvents, pesticides and other harmful chemicals or impurities giving us pollution free clean water to drink.

Treats Alcohol Poisoning and Prevents Hangovers

Activated Charcoal helps to quickly remove toxins from the body that contribute to poisoning. When taken at the same time as alcohol, it can significantly reduce blood alcohol concentrations.

Teeth Whitening

If you wish to remove stains of tea, coffee, wine or berries from your teeth naturally without having to visit a dentist,  then Activated charcoal is your answer. Activated Charcoal promotes good health, by changing the pH balance in the mouth, helping to prevent cavities bad breath and gum disease.

Wet a Toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal. Pay attention to areas most stained. Sip a bit of water, swish through mouth thoroughly and spit. Rinse well, until spit is clear. Brushing 2-3 times per week will give the best results.

Mold Cleansing

Mold residing in our bodies can cause Depression, Kidney and Liver Failure, decreased Brain Function, Heart Disease, Eye Irritation, Headaches, Vomiting, Impaired Immune  Function, and Severe Respiratory Distress.

Mold thrives in places of bad ventilation, homes with leakage, basements, laundry rooms. Activated charcoal, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and borax can be used to clean mold off hard surfaces and will refrain from growing in the future.

Reduce Gas and bloating

Activated charcoal works by binding the gas causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort. You need to consult your doctor before deciding the dosage. From mild to severe gas problems, the dosage differs.

Emergency Toxic Removal

In the situations of an accidental or purposeful overdose of many pharmaceutical drugs, or over the counter medications. It can be used in cases of food poisoning when nausea and diarrhea are present. It’s essential to consume adequate water when activated charcoal is taken.


With age, our tends to show visible signs of aging-related issues. The toxic overload we get through food, our homes, and the workplace, it’s imperative we get rid of them to prevent ourselves from anti-aging. Activated Charcoal uses helps prevent cellular damage to kidneys and liver and even works in supporting healthy adrenal glands. It is necessary to cleanse toxins and chemicals routinely from the body.

Cleansing our Digestive system

Environmental factors beyond our control like food including pesticide, chemically treated water, exposure to dust and pollution, getting infected with mold around us, create a toxic burden in our bodies.

Helps in Reduction of High Cholesterol Levels

The way prescribed medication work for our body, Activated Charcoal too helps in reducing bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.

Skin and Body Treatment

Along with treating internal issues, Activated Charcoal is beneficial in treating external discomforts too. From insect bites, rashes from poison ivy, or snake bites, acne, body odor, activated charcoal gives the relief through external applications as well.



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