For thousands of years, people used activated charcoal. Active and ordinary charcoal is more or less the same. The difference between these two is that active charcoal is a product for medical purposes. Activated charcoal attaches other ingredients to its exterior.
You can find activated charcoal in a form of capsules (ordinary capsule containing activated charcoal powder) or as a powder and tablets.
It is relatively inexpensive, safe to use, and can solve many of your problems in a simple and natural way. Here are some reasons why you should have it in your home.
5 Uses Of Activated Charcoal
- Whitens your teeth
Your teeth can become yellow for many reasons – because of the eating habits or bad habits like smoking. For a bright smile that attracts attention, you can naturally whiten your teeth. There are two options: a treatment at a dental office which is quite expensive, or you can also try to do it yourself with the help of activated charcoal.
What you need to do is put a little bit of active charcoal powder in your toothpaste and brush your teeth as you usually do.
- Cleans your skin and reduce pimple appearance
Since activated carbon destroys poisons in the body, it can also help with acne and other skin problems caused by toxins in the body. It is a great makeup remover. You can make activated carbon skin peeling; just mix the powder from one active charcoal capsule with a teaspoon of aloe gel, a tablespoon of water, and a little bit of sea salt. Blend these ingredients until they combine nicely. Put the mask on your face and massage it in a circular motion. Afterward, wash your face with lukewarm water.
- Reduces or eliminates gases
Active coal is effective for reducing gases, particularly after meals that are known to produce gasses of unpleasant odors. It can also ease stomach nervousness and nausea. In any case, you shouldn’t use active charcoal too often, especially not daily, but only when needed.
- Detoxifies the body
Given that it has an extraordinary effect in acute poisoning, a number of people take it for body detoxification. There are many diverse ways to use activated carbon for purification and detoxification, and it is significant to discover the right dosage for your body. If you use a lot, you can achieve a reverse effect such as constipation. And the opposite will have no effect what so ever.
Pay attention that if you take active charcoal more than a few times for detoxification you need to drink plenty of water, otherwise it will cause constipation.
- Lowers cholesterol levels
Medical charcoal can favorably affect the heart function. Although more research is needed in this field, it has been demonstrated that it has the ability to reduce the level of bad cholesterol when taken once a day. Also, it can prevent blood vessel hardening and arteriosclerosis.
Note: However, you shouldn’t take medical charcoal orally too much or without previous consultation with your doctor. Because, as we said earlier active charcoal attach to every matter and removes it from your body, it can also remove the nutrients that your body needs and cause further complications and various side effects.