Activated charcoal is the byproduct of burning a carbon source like wood or (better yet) coconut shells. The substance is “activated” by high temperatures, removing all the oxygen and changing its chemical structure to create much smaller particles with more surface area.

Activated charcoal is known for its ability to bind to certain poisons, heavy metals, and other toxins and flush them from your body, making it a wonder substance for acute and general detoxification.

Here are some ways activated charcoal can be used in day-to-day life:

Whitens teeth- It helps to whiten the teeth by changing the pH balance in the mouth and also prevent cavities, bad breath and gum disease. This activated charcoal use is cost-effective and an all-natural solution for a bright smile. For best results, brush your teeth with activated charcoal powder 2–3 times per week.

Helps to prevent hangovers- When activated charcoal is taken at the same time as alcohol, it can significantly reduce blood alcohol concentration.

Water filtration- It helps in the removal of fluoride which is very important for oral health, proper immune system functioning and healthy kidneys and liver.

Digestive Cleanse- It helps to promote a healthy digestive tract by removing toxins that cause allergic reactions and poor immune system function. Eat only organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat and wild fish. Take 10 grams activated charcoal, 90 minutes prior to each meal, for two days.

Anti-aging- It has the potential to be a natural approach to healthy aging. With the reduced toxic load, the body experiences less of the oxidative damage that drives the aging process. This supports better cognitive function. Take two capsules per day after exposure to non-organic foods, heavy meals or after contact to other toxins.

Reduces high cholesterol- Studies around the world shows that it helps in reducing the bad cholesterol and increasing the good cholesterol. It also prevent abnormal hardening (sclerosis) in heart and coronary blood vessels.