Activated Charcoal Powder
Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. Its toxin-absorbing properties have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses. Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from coconut shells.
Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. Its toxin-absorbing properties have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses. Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from coconut shells. The charcoal is activated by processing it at extremely high temperatures. These extreme temperatures change its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increasing its surface area. This results in a charcoal that is more porous than regular charcoal.
Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the gut, preventing their absorption. The charcoal’s porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules, such as toxins and gases. This helps it trap toxins and chemicals in the gut. Because activated charcoal is not absorbed by your body, it can carry the toxins bound to its surface out of your body in feces.
Activated charcoal can bind a variety of drugs and toxins, preventing their absorption into the body. It is often used as an anti-poison treatment or to treat drug overdoses.
- Gas reduction: Activated charcoal may help reduce gas production.
- Water filtration: Activated charcoal is a popular way to reduce heavy metal and fluoride content in water.
- Tooth whitening: Using activated charcoal to brush your teeth is said to whiten them. It is said to do so by absorbing plaque and other teeth-staining compounds.
- Hangover prevention: Activated charcoal is sometimes used as a hangover cure. While consuming it with alcohol may reduce blood alcohol levels.
- Skin treatment: Applying this charcoal to the skin is an effective treatment for acne and insect or snake bites.