Why You Need To Be Taking Activated Coconut Charcoal
Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been heated to very high temperatures, (removing all of the oxygen and changing its chemical structure) to create millions of tiny pores, which gives it a large surface area and allows it to bind toxins really well. If you can imagine that only 2 grams of activated charcoal powder has about the same surface area as a football field, this gives you a very good idea of how effective it is.
It has been used for thousands of years by traditional healers, so it is nothing new, however, it is gaining popularity again.
It works from adsorption rather than absorption, because it is full of negatively charged ions that work like a magnet to attract positively charged toxins and gases that then bind to the activated charcoal getting trapped in the tiny pores and then pulled out of your system. So “adsorption means “to bind to”, not absorb.
Primary uses of coconut charcoal are detoxification (including heavy metals like lead and mercury), alleviation of bloating and gas and lessening body odor from within. It is also able to bind bile acids and expel then from the body.
What Toxins are removed from the body?
We are talking about toxins associated with low quality processed foods and environmental pollution (causing brain fog and digestion issues).
Constant exposure to these types of toxins can cause damage to cells, create allergic reactions, affect your immune system and accelerate aging.
By detoxing with activated charcoal you are cleansing your internal body and combined with eating clean organic food, your energy levels will improve out of sight.
By binding to byproducts and toxic matter in your digestive tract, activated charcoal will ease digestive issues you may be experiencing.
Anti Aging Properties
Activated coconut charcoal has very powerful anti aging properties with studies demonstrating that it prevents cellular changes that are associated with aging. Because it also slows the rate at which the brain becomes sensitive to toxins (as you age), activated charcoal can improve your cognitive function as well.
It can also have these beneficial effects:
- Cleanse the blood – filters the toxins out
- Alleviate allergies – purges impurities restoring metabolic, hormonal and cardiovascular system functions.
- Naturally relieve pain – by purging inflammatory compounds from the body
- Boosts antifungal protection
- Treats acne
- Whitens teeth
- Promotes nutrient absorption
It also improves the adaptive function of the liver, kidneys and adrenals, which are our essential organs and may also lower cholesterol. In a study where patients were administered 8 grams of activated charcoal 3 times a day, there was a 25% reduction in total cholesterol. LDL (bad) cholesterol was lowered by 41% and HDL (Good) cholesterol improved by 8%.
Be sure to drink plenty of water when you are taking activated charcoal as it can promote dehydration and constipation.
It should be taken on an empty stomach 60 to 90 minutes before a meal or taking supplements.
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