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The Activated charcoal we are talking about here is different from the normal charcoal we use at home for cooking. Activated charcoal was considered the universal antidote, nowadays it continues to be promoted as a potent natural treatment. Both cooking charcoal and Activated charcoal are derived from carbon, but what makes activated charcoal different is that it has many more applications than regular charcoal because it is more porous.…CONTINUE READING

Activated charcoal’s larger surface area allows it to filter out more and more toxins than regular charcoal we know or use for cooking.

Activated charcoal is known to be an odorless black powder made from carbon-based compounds, such as sawdust, coconut shells, or peat that have been ‘activated,’ or heated at high temperatures to make them more porous.

It is mostly used to detoxify the human body-meaning the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic or unwanted substances from a living organism, which is mainly carried out by the liver.

Aside from doing a great job in the body, activated charcoal doesn’t cost much and can easily be obtained from so many herbal shops across the country. Another thing is when ingested, activated charcoal can trap toxic substances in the gut, and thus prevent their absorption into the body.

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Many Health personnel has got to realize the efficacy of activated charcoal in modern times and for this reason, it’s being added to detox drinks, toothpaste, skin-care products, and even cocktails and ice cream in foreign countries.

Now let dive into some of its benefits.

1. Support Kidney function

There are so many times people experience kidney failure or their kidneys are probably under a lot of ‘pressure’, activated charcoal is one of the best and right medicine for you. It may help eliminate waste products like urea from the kidneys, and thus benefit people with chronic kidney disease, who can’t remove these waste products as effectively as people with healthy kidneys.

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Additionally, older people with end-stage renal disease saw a significant decrease in blood urea and creatinine levels after taking 30 g of activated charcoal per day in combination with a low-protein diet for 10 months.

2. Treats wounds

Activated charcoal is one of the substances that have the ability to heal wounds when it is used in wound dressings. Activated charcoal and silver helped purge harmful fluids and toxins from chronic venous leg ulcers, helping them heal.

3. Reduces Gas

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Research suggests activated charcoal may offer relief from excessive gas. A small study published in the International Medical Journal found that activated charcoal effectively reduced gas and bloating in men with and without excessive gas. A panel of the European Food Safety Authority ruled that there’s enough evidence to support the use of activated charcoal for excessive gas, and recommends taking at least 1 g about 30 minutes before a meal, as well as 1 g after the meal.

4. May help prevent diarrhoea

Because activated charcoal traps toxins in the gut, it may work to prevent diarrhea-causing bacteria and drugs from being absorbed into the body.

It can deal with poison and drug overdose

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The ingredient in activated charcoal has the ability to trap toxins in the gut, it can be useful in emergencies to treat drug overdoses and poisonings. According to my research to back this writeup, many people don’t show symptoms until at least two hours after ingesting a toxin, which means most of the toxin has likely already been absorbed or moved into the intestine.

5. It can deal with poison and drug overdose

The ingredient in activated charcoal has the ability to trap toxins in the gut, it can be useful in emergencies to treat drug overdoses and poisonings. According to my research to back this writeup, many people don’t show symptoms until at least two hours after ingesting a toxin, which means most of the toxin has likely already been absorbed or moved into the intestine.

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