Activated charcoal has been popping up all over wellness boards as a new trusted resource to many health benefits. We may be just learning about this supplement today, but the ancient Egyptians were aware of its healing power dating all the way back 1550 B.C.
What is Activated Charcoal used for?
- Treat Poisoning
- Teeth Whitening
- Beauty Treatments (face masks, scrubs, body wash)
- Prevent gas
- Reduce high cholesterol
- Mixed into smoothies & soft drinks
What is Activated Charcoal?
The difference between charcoal we use to cook up steaks on a hot summer day and activated charcoal is that activated charcoal is made to be extremely absorbent. It’s created to bind unwanted toxins and help remove them from the body. The making of activated charcoal involves heating carbon-rich materials, such as wood, peat, coconut shells, or sawdust, to very high temperatures (Wikipedia).
Before I started using activated charcoal one of my first questions was “Is it safe?”. The good thing is YES it’s safe to ingest (in moderation) and apply topically. Of course whenever trying anything new asking your primary care doctor is always a good idea in case of concern.
How does Crys use Activated Charcoal?
Personally, I’ve always struggled with stomach issues due to hypothyroidism & hormone imbalance (bloating, food sensitivity, irregularity). When traveling my symptoms worsen and sometimes become unbearable. This brought on the habit of packing a bottle of charcoal capsules wherever I roam. Once my tummy starts feeling uncomfortable I either take one or break it open in a nice cold glass of water.
My life is also full of working with children & recently I caught a rotating stomach virus from the kiddos. It was not fun, to say the least, but thank God I knew just what to do! A few drops of young living Digize essential oil mixed with activated charcoal and the nausea subsided leaving me feeling better quicker than expected.
Besides using activated charcoal to relieve gut problems, you can find it regularly in my beauty washes, toothpaste and I even include it as one of the main ingredients in my handmade soaps. The benefits of adding activated charcoal into your medicine cabinet are endless, I would totally recommend trying it.
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