Activated Carbon – Made from Coconut Shell from Indonesia
Activated Carbon (Activated Charcoal). 100 grams in plastic tub with screw top lid.
- Food Grade
- Sourced from 100% coconut shell husks from Indonesia
- Processed in China to a particle size of 200 mesh or less
- Many uses including teeth whitening and detoxification
Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent material with millions of tiny pores that can capture, bind, and remove up to 100 times the charcoal’s weight in toxins.
This very high surface area enables activated carbon to adsorb and pull out toxic molecules from your skin, teeth, and body, very effectively.
Activated charcoal, or activated carbon, is used as a medication to treat poisonings following excessive oral ingestion of certain medications or poisons. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
1. Use it to get better skin
Trying everything you can to achieve perfect skin? If this is the one thing you’ve yet to try, you may be in luck. Activated charcoal is used in many beauty products, such as soaps, masks, cleansers, exfoliants and face masks. The idea behind it: oil, dirt and toxins that are on and under the skin are absorbed by the charcoal’wash away the charcoal and these all get washed away with it. Several brands sell products containing activated charcoal.
2. Use it to deep clean your hair
Similar to the way activated charcoal works on your skin, it can also rid your hair of impurities without adding chemicals in the process. It can also offer relief from scalp conditions like dandruff and scalp psoriasis. Activated charcoal can be used on your hair in shampoos, dry shampoos and shampoo bars (though the dry shampoos are most suited to dark hair.) Bonus: activated charcoal adds volume to your hair. You don’t even need to buy an extra product for volume boosting, the shampoo does this on its own.
3. Use it to make your teeth shine
Adding a black powder to your tooth-brushing regimen to make your teeth whiter may seem counter-intuitive. But, there’s some logic to it: because activated charcoal can absorb toxins, it will do that in your mouth. After using it’either by mixing activated charcoal powder with water or adding it to your toothpaste’your teeth will feel less grimy and extra clean. Each time you use it, the charcoal will absorb more, removing stains in the process.
4. Use it to heal wounds and stings
There’s nothing pleasant about a bee (or wasp or hornet) sting, but there is relief. Make a paste of activated charcoal and water and apply it to the sting. It should relieve both the pain and swelling. Activated charcoal binds to the toxin used by these insects and helps remove it from your system. You might want to pack some in your camping bag or picnic basket. (You can use this technique to heal mildly infected wounds as well; make sure to cover the area with gauze after. As always, ask your doctor what to do for more substantial infections; do not treat them yourself.)
5. Use it to relieve gas pain and bloating
You can use activated charcoal at home if it’s the average discomfort from gas or bloating you’re feeling. You’ll want to take it as a supplement in pill form or added to a non-acidic juice. Be careful not to overdo it, though, as too much activated charcoal can cause constipation. Activated charcoal doesn’t burn fat, but a less bloated belly often appears flatter.
Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.
When you take activated charcoal, drugs and toxins can bind to it. This helps rid the body of unwanted substances.
Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances. It becomes “activated charcoal” when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.
When used along with other treatments, activated charcoal may be effective for an acute poisoning.
NOT USED FOR:
But it is not useful in some cases, including poisoning from:
It also is not used to treat poisons such as strong acids or bases.
With a poisoning, don’t guess about the right thing to do. Call your local poison control center immediately. And get to an emergency room. You need to use activated charcoal as soon as possible if it is recommended.
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