Activated charcoal is found under different forms: capsules, liquid, powder. The main purpose of activated charcoal is medicinal, but you can also use it to improve your appearance. Here is the list of reasons why you should use this ingredient.
- It cures gout
If you’re having problems with gout, you can use activated charcoal because it has the ability to absorb uric acid. Blend water with ½ cup of activated charcoal until you obtain a paste, then you put the paste into the bathtub with warm water. Bathe in this solution for 30 minutes and then take a shower.
- It boosts the kidney’s health
Activated charcoal eliminates chemicals and toxins from the organism, thus preventing cellular damage. The specialists from a study made in 2010 and published in the “Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation” concluded that a diet with few proteins combined with taking activated charcoal orally can reduce the creatinine levels and the urea in the blood, thus controlling uremic symptoms in the persons who have an end-stage renal illness.
- It prevents hangovers
Another benefit of activated charcoal is that it can prevent hangovers. Activated charcoal helps in eliminating harming toxins from your organism. The combination of alcohol and activated charcoal from your body can decrease the blood alcohol concentration.
- It cleans the digestive tract
Some of the drinks and foods that we are serving contain chemicals and toxins, and that’s why it’s essential to cleanse the digestive tract. Due to its ability to absorb toxins, activated charcoal can be used to cleanse your digestive tract. It’s indicated to take 10 grams of activated charcoal 90 minutes before you eat. Follow this treatment for 2 days and drink more water.
- It reduces bad cholesterol
Activated charcoal has the ability to reduce the levels of low-density lipoproteins (the bad cholesterol). There was a study made in 1986 in which the patients with high cholesterol were given 8 grams of activated charcoal 3 times a day for 4 days. The levels of bad cholesterol were reduced by 25% and the levels of good cholesterol were improved by 8%.
- It cures poisoning
If you want to treat poisoning, it’s indicated to take 25-100 grams (adults) and 25-50 grams (children).
- Alleviates bloating and gas
If you want to treat stomach bloating, take two or three pills of activated charcoal three times per day. If you want to treat your gas problems, take one pill of activated charcoal and drink one glass of water one hour before you eat.
- It eases the pain produced by bee stings and insect bites
Mix coconut oil with activated charcoal powder and put this solution on the bites. Use a material to cover the area and then rinse. Use this solution whenever it’s necessary.
You can use activated charcoal to treat acne (mix two teaspoons of Aloe Vera gel with one pill of activated charcoal) or to whiten your teeth (put activated charcoal powder on a wet toothbrush).