Healing properties of activated charcoal

Healing properties of activated charcoal

  • The healing properties of activated charcoal.
  • It is a natural substance that is carbon based. It has been used for its health benefits of healing properties for over three millenniums. Activated carbon is a type of charcoal that has the ability to bind harmful substances from water and remove them.
  • It is composed from wood and vegetables amongst other materials, and is known for its ability to filter toxins from the human body.
  • To understand how activated charcoal works, it is important to know the difference between “adsorb” and “absorb”. Sponges absorb liquids, and they can be squeezed out. Charcoal adsorbs liquids, and binds to toxic chemicals so that they cannot escape.
  • Healing  properties of activated charcoal:
  • Detox: By binding with organic chemicals from pesticides, plastics, and other pollutants.
  • Detox: By binding with viruses and bacteria.
  • Gentle on the colon and does not damage the mucus lining of the intestines.
  • De- bloats by binding to gases.
  • Facilitates digestion.
  • May help lower cholesterol, triglycerides and lipids found in the blood.
  • Helps relieve constipation.
  • Helps with acne.
  • Kills parasites like Candida.
  • Removes the toxins in the human body. (The toxins are eliminated through feces).
  • Helps with food poisoning
  • Important guidelines for using activated charcoal:
  • Best when taken at least 3 hours after dinner and before bedtime.
  • Do not ever take activated charcoal at the same time as other supplements. Give at least 2 hours between use.
  • Activated charcoal should be combined with a good fiber source such to push the charcoal through the colon.
  • Drink a lot of water when using activated charcoal.
  • Charcoal should not be used in children under three years of age to treat diarrhea or gas.
    Activated charcoal should be kept out of reach of children.
    Activated charcoal may cause the stool to turn black. This side effect is to be expected.
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
  • 1. Jockers, David, MD. “Benefit from the Detoxification Power of Charcoal.” NaturalNews. NaturalNews, 18 Mar. 2011. Web. 09 Sept. 2013.



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