Activated charcoal has in the last couple of years have gained popularity. It is an odourless black powder produced by superheating natural sources like carbon, wood, coconut’s shell, and sawdust. The activation process strips the charcoal of previously absorbed molecules and frees up binding sites again. The uses of activated charcoal have shown immense popularity over the years. Here are a few benefits of activated charcoal:
Many skin specialists have reported that activated charcoal works wonders for your skin. It helps you to purify skin pores, taking out all the dust, chemicals, toxins and bacteria from the surface of the skin, making it clean and clear. Many beauty companies have incorporated activated charcoals in their products and claim that they purify your skin from within.
Many traditional medical practitioners use activated charcoal to treat skin infections. The charcoal made by coconut shells is used to treat soft tissue conditions like a skin infection. It has an anti-bacterial effect that absorbs harmful microbes from wounds and helps to heal those wounds.
Activated charcoal is effective in removing toxins produced by urea (the main byproduct of protein digestion). It helps the kidney, by filtering out undigested toxins and drugs. It also reduces inflammation and intestinal damage which is caused by chronic kidney disease.
- TEETH WHITENING AND ORAL HEALTH:
Activated charcoal is claimed to have toxin-absorbing properties that help in teeth whitening. As it is full of antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, it helps in the regulation of oral health as well.
- USED IN WATER FILTRATION:
Activated charcoal absorbs a range of toxins, drugs and viruses from water and filters water naturally. In many factories and commercial houses, water is filtered through activated charcoal. Using this is an age-old technique to purify water naturally.
- HELPS TO GET RID OF INTESTINAL GAS:
It disrupts intestinal gas. Liquids and gases which are trapped in intestines can easily pass through tiny holes present in activated charcoal, this process helps it neutralize. So it helps you fight all the gastric problems as well.
OVER TO YOU:
Activated charcoal has lots of medical and commercial uses as well. It is used by doctors to aid any overdose of a poisonous substance. It is present in many deodorants as it absorbs bad odours. It is also claimed that activated charcoal absorbs excess moisture and controls humidity levels too. Till date, it has shown no adverse reactions, but these may interfere with the absorption of other things that we intake. However, activated charcoal should only be used under the surveillance of a medical expert.