Activated charcoal also known as activated carbon is a highly porous, negatively charged substance with an enormous surface area comparative to its apparent size. It is a powerful detoxifier attracting, adsorbing and removing chemicals, gases, toxins, poisons, drugs or pollutants, from the body. Positively charged ‘free radicals’ are attracted to the surface of the negatively charged charcoal. Due to micropores not visible to the naked eye the surface area of the Activated Carbon is immensely greater than what it appears. The greater the surface area the greater the absorbency. One teaspoon of activated charcoal powder has about the same surface area as a football field meaning it can adsorb a huge amount of toxins.
Imported from Sri Lanka, Everpure Health Activated Charcoal is a super-fine powder made from organic coconut shells, steam activated and meticulously formulated as both Food (FCC certified food grade) and Pharmaceutical grades (USP, EUP and BP United States, European Unions and British pharmaceutical) the purest Activated Charcoal available.
GMO free, Gluten free, not tested on animals, suitable for vegans. It has no additives, no free-flow, no anti-cake, colours or flavours. It’s simply 100% Activated Carbon. Although there is a Best before on the labelling it really has an indefinite shelf life - does not age or spoil if properly stored.
Before taking Activated Charcoal orally, consider its high adsorption properties may impede the absorption of vitamins, supplements or medications you may be taking. It is suggested timing the use of Activated Charcoal so it is taken 1.5hrs away from vitamins, supplements or medications. Please do consult your healthcare professional prior to using Activated Charcoal if you have any concerns.
When using Activated Charcoal it will most likely produce black stools. This is normal and not a need for concern. Activated Charcoal will draw water from the body so be sure to drink plenty of water when taking Activated Charcoal to avoid possible constipation.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL USES
Detox for body - Activated Charcoal attracts, binds and removes toxins and free radicals that cause oxidative stress and overload the immune system. To support the immune system and revitalises vital flush organs such as the liver and kidneys blend 1-2 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal with water or juice. Best to follow through with an additional glass of water to ensure you are well hydrated.
To alleviate gas & bloating - Blend 1-2 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal with water or juice. Drink additional water to ensure you are well hydrated.
Skin revitalising – face masks and scrubs - Activated charcoal is an extraordinary exfoliant, drawing dirt, bacteria and impurities that lie deep within the pores of the skin resulting in a wonderful youthful complexion and an answer to skin conditions such as acne also.
Detox Face Mask - Mix 2 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal with enough water to the consistency of a paste. Apply all over the face with a face brush being sure to apply evenly. It will then start to dry. After it dries it can be rinsed off, leaving your skin feeling wonderfully refreshed.
Whitens teeth and a mouth tonic - corrects pH, is anti-inflammatory, removes plaque, removes stains on teeth, deodorises the mouth and subsequently promotes good breath and strong and healthy gums and teeth. Use your toothbrush to mix charcoal, then brush your teeth. We recommend to spit out after brushing, not swallow.
Water filtration - Activated Charcoal is present in the most basic of water filters to high tech water filters where it traps all sorts of impurities and chemicals to provide clean ‘toxin and chemical free’ drinking water.
Slows aging - Studies show that activated charcoal can help to prevent cellular damage to our vital organs such as the kidneys & liver, supports the adrenal glands and even the brain as it aids in the disposal of toxins and chemicals stored in the body that would otherwise impede health, vitality and cognitive function eventually leading to premature aging.
Bites & Stings - For relief from bites and stings, mix Activated Charcoal with water or an oil such as Coconut or Olive oil to the consistency of a paste and apply to the affected area. Cover and seal the area with band aids or dressing. Depending on the severity and toxicity, you may need to seek medical advice or assistance.
Treatment for alcohol poisoning and helps prevent hangovers - Blend 1-2 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal with water or juice. Follow with additional glasses of clean pure water.
Food poisoning, Wounds, Poison and Toxins - The adsorption properties of Activated Charcoal can help to alleviate the nauseating symptoms of food poisoning. Blend 1-2 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal with water or juice. Follow with additional glasses of clean pure water.
It can be applied to wounds to draw toxins and prevent infections. It will adsorb and bind some ingested poisons / drugs / toxins and is used in emergencies where poisoning has occurred. We are not endorsing the use of Activated Charcoal to the neglect of sound medical attention.
Air Purifier- Since Charcoal is negatively charged it attracts positive ions in the air and so is used in many air purifiers to adsorb dust, chemicals and odours in the air.
Cancer and Healthy Breast Protocol - Activated Charcoal has been used by some to successfully reduce the effects of cancer. For information on the use of Activated Charcoal and cancer, make sure to do your own research on activated charcoal and cancer.
For the heart - There are reports of regular high dose use of Activated Charcoal lowering cholesterol considerably and prevent hardening of the arteries. For further information google Activated Charcoal cholesterol OR Activated Charcoal blood pressure.
How to use
If using Activated Charcoal as a body flush to bind toxins, poisons and free radicals, it is recommended to use it daily for a week or two only. When using it as a maintenance protocol use it once or twice per week. If taken on an ongoing basis without breaks it may impede the adsorption of minerals, vitamins or medications. There is no actual guideline as to how much once should take. Some report taking from 1 - 2 grams per day. It is always best with any new vitamin, mineral or tonic to start small and assess how you feel and build up slowly. Important to drink plenty of water when detoxing. Take away from food and away from vitamins, minerals and medication.