A far cry from the burnt char of sausages at a family BBQ, Activated Charcoal is the latest in a stream of new super-food, super-potent wellness discoveries taking the health world by storm. Typically created through heating carbon-rich materials like wood, coal and coconut shells at high temperatures – this new wonder drug is super porous, meaning it binds to heavy and toxic chemicals to prevent them being absorbed by the body. A huge help if you get food poisoning, or need some serious - and prescribed - detoxifying. But that’s not all Activated Charcoal is good for, in fact here are 5 More Amazing Benefits…
Did you know that activated charcoal is a potent and effective water cleanser? That’s right, fluoride and the other heavy metals are effectively removed with the help of activated charcoal filters. However it is important to remember that it is not effective in removing viruses or bacteria from water, which is why most water purifiers use other filters in conjunction with activated charcoal.
Various researchers have found that activated charcoal can help draw dirt, dust, bacteria and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin, making it far easier to remove them. This means that as a result, we can enjoy cleaner, clearer, blemish free skin.
Skin Damage Or Infection
Traditional medicine practitioners all around the world have long used activated charcoal powder made from coconut shells to treat soft tissue conditions, such as skin infections. This is because they believe activated charcoal has potent antibacterial effects - absorbing harmful microbes from wounds.
Having been found to absorb excess moisture and control humidity on the surface of the skin, activated charcoal makes for an effective and natural deodorant. That’s not to mention that charcoal also absorbs odour and harmful gases…how handy is that?
Perhaps the most commonly known use for activated charcoal is teeth whitening. This is because brushing your teeth with activated charcoal is such an effective whitening tool, able to remedy some of the damage done by long-term consumption of tea, coffee, or wine. Activated charcoal can also help whiten the teeth by absorbing any plaque or microscopic particles in the mouth that could cause staining of the teeth. That’s not to mention it can also change the PH balance in the mouth, preventing cavities, bad breath and gum disease.
While there are few brands of activated charcoal for teeth whitening on the market, there are even fewer with natural and organic ingredients. This is why we love and decided to feature Love Beauty Foods’ Teeth Whitener in our Summer Box. Their 100% natural and organic mixture of Activated Coconut Charcoal and Calcium Bentonite Clay absorbs toxins, removes external stains, naturally whitens and polishes teeth, strengthens enamel and remineralises your mouth - all in one!
If there was ever a time to make the switch to a natural remedy for teeth whitening and improved oral hygiene, now is it. Simply brushing your teeth with an activated charcoal toothpaste or teeth whitening kit daily, or twice weekly, will not only effect the look and feel of your teeth but also the overall health and wellbeing of your mouth and body.
You can check out Love Beauty Food's range of natural beauty remedies here: www.lovebeautyfoods.com.
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