Activated Charcoal: Not Often Thought About – But Safe Way to Detox, White Teeth & Clean the Shower! 

Activated Charcoal: Not Often Thought About – But Safe Way to Detox, White Teeth & Clean the Shower!

Activated Charcoal: A Strange – But Safe Way to Detox Inspired By: DAVE ASPREY…September 5, 2013 (Inspired by)..

Activated charcoal has been used for more than 10,000 years from Chinese Medicine healers to Ayurvedic practitioners to some Western medicine doctors. 

The Main Reason to Detox is ‘To rid the body of poisons – toxins.”

Make lifestyle changes to avoid the “Stresses” that make you weak.

WHY USE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?

Some Western medicine primarily uses Activated Charcoal to “soak up” poisons or other toxins in a hospital setting. It works through a process called “adsorption” which means ‘TO BIND TO’ – rather than ‘to absorb’.

But Activated Charcoal is so much more than an antidote for drugs and poisons. 

IT IS A GLOBAL REMEDY FOR GENERAL DETOXIFICATION – Digestive health, Gas, Bloating, Heart health & Anti-aging.

In fact, unscrupulous industrial CATTLE MILLS – Intentionally alter “spoiled” feed with activated charcoal – knowing it will allow them to INCREASE PROFITS – without killing the animals.

Also USEFUL

**AS DENTAL WHITENERS,

**DEODORANTS WITH BAKING SODA, ARROWROOT, KAPOLITE POWER OR AZTEK CLAY…

** SHOWER SCUM REMOVER! AT TO CASTILE SOAP, SCRUB SHOWER & ALLOW TO STAND FOR A FEW HOURS!

HOW ACTIVATED CHARCOAL WORKS…

Ancient physicians used Inactivated Charcoal for a variety of medical purposes –

Why use activated charcoal?

But Activated Charcoal is so much more than an antidote for drugs and poisons – IT IS A GLOBAL REMEDY FOR GENERAL DETOXIFICATION – Digestive health, Gas, Bloating, Heart health & Anti-aging.

How Activated Charcoal works

Ancient physicians used Inactivated Charcoal for a variety of medical purposes – Including treating epilepsy and anthrax.

In the early 20th century, the Charcoal Activation process sparked many medical journals to publish research revealing activated charcoal as an “antidote for poisons” a way to improve “intestinal disorders”…

Current research not only ‘LEGITIMIZES’ these earlier practices of Activated Charcoal – but also adds beneficial new ways of using it.

Ways that Activated Charcoal works….

General detoxification

AVOID – CAFO-GMO!!

‘Energy-sapping’ processed Franken – Foods (For Shelf Life)

The Forgotten Protein – Plant Protein

Read More on Disease-Causing CAFO-GMO UNCLEAN Processing!

to support the CNS & Prefrontal Brain (the Thinking Brain!)

Unaltered whole Ancient Grains & Seafood Protein!!

** Ban GMO – It is Not SAFE!

** While it Magnifies the food (To Feed the world)

**ALSO MAGNIFIES are the (‘Seed Lock’ in each ‘magnifies Kernel)- Celiac disease rampant!!

**Also Magnifies are the Lectins in the Peel- Bitter to ‘ward off Predators’ (Obesity)!!

These ‘Naturally occurring ‘non-nutrients” – Easily removed by SOAKING (with medium) & RINSING AWAY before cooking!

** CAFO-GMO ‘processing’ SKIPS this vital step & the Disease-Causing-non-nutrients’are Ground into the flour (Whole Wheat (UNCLEAN) & Over-Milled (removing the Plant Protein)

** and ‘Heat Altered’ ** CAFO-GMO Meat & Dairy

(3 STRIKES against Modern Dairy (not Pasture Raised):

  1. Contain ‘Dead Bacteria’ from Pasteurization,

2. Fed GMO Alfalfa, Soy or Corn.

(Research is showing forms Alzheimer’s Plaques in brain)!

3. Cortisol from inhumane stressful farming conditions.

** Ban Roasting-of Raw Nuts, Seeds & Ancient Grains – Allergy Causing & Omega 3 changes to Inflammatory – Omega 6 (Dead ‘Body only’ food) – CANCER CAUSING – Free Radicals (INFLAMMATORY)

BUT SOAKING & RINSING – makes ‘CLEAN’ by removing the seed lock & lectins.

** Ban Over-Milled Ancient Grains (Unaltered source of Plant Protein)-

** Cheap (HIGH PROFIT)] –

Fast ‘Over-Processed ‘DISEASE-CAUSING’ Convenience’ foods

** We can do better WITH Prevention & Reversing DISEASE (& HOMELESSNESS) armed with SCIENCE & COMPASSION!

Instead of ‘KICKING-THE-HOMELESS’ Can–‘Down-the-Road!’

HOMELESS & DISEASE WILL END – WHEN ‘GMO IS BANNED IN USA’ –

** (CAFO Will Implode) & Global Warming will drastically slow -Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO₂) equivalent, up 13 percent over 1990 – When Genetic Modified was allowed in the US.

CAFO-GMO Agriculture is the third largest contributor to global emissions by sector, following the burning of fossil fuels for power and heat, and transportation.

“Activated Charcoal” is known for its ability to BIND to certain POISONS – ‘Free Radicals’ – From both (healthy or unhealthy) foods eaten in EXCESS – From heavy metals & other environmental & other toxins & FLUSH THEM FROM THE BODY…

It is “THIS QUALITY” that makes it a “wonder substance”- For acute and general detoxification -The Body is a closed system & knows how to be “VERY CREATIVE IN FINDING “STORAGE PLACES”-

Especially…When there is “No Room Left at the Inn” – THE BIBLE WARNED about Gluttony…

All EXCESS of both – NATURAL As well as“man-made” (CAFO-GMO, OVER Heated or Milled) can “sap your energy” & contribute to everything from brain fog to digestive issues. 

Chronic exposure to FREE RADICALS-(toxins) produces – Cellular damage, Allergic reactions, Compromised immunity & Rapid aging. 

Regular use of Activated Charcoal can REMOVE Unwanted FREE RADICALS & toxins from the body…

Leaving MORE ENERGY – Often in minutes!

8 Detox Methods TO CONSIDER: By: BULLETPROOF STAFF…March 29, 2016

Detox diets are so popular – They promise to give you more energy! They may help in weight loss & clear up your skin, among other things.

The substance is “activated” by high temperatures…

removing “all the oxygen & changing its chemical structure”

To create “much smaller particles with more surface area”.[1]

The result is a HIGHLY ABSORBENT MATERIAL

with “MILLIONS of tiny pores”…

That CAPTURE, BIND & REMOVE POISONS –

FREE RADICALS & NO LONGER BIOAVAILABLE SUBSTRATES

(From GMO & other SAD Industrial Farming Processing Methods

(as well as heavy metals, chemicals & intestinal gases)…

Just 2 Grams of “Activated Charcoal” powder

(4 capsules of Upgraded Coconut Charcoal) …

To Prevent

It is Always best to AVOID CAFO-GMO “Dead” Franken Foods

Fast until late morning – The Ubiquitin System will have more time to ‘haul out trash’ – FLUIDS NEEDED for Trash Removal – Begin each Day with a Master Cleanse tea or Kombucha Tea – (Google) – (Yerba Mate, Peppermint, Tulsi, Green Tea-in Combination with Maple syrup, Raw Sugar (Cane or Coconut) – Lemon Zest & Lemon Juice & CAYENNE!!

What are toxins?

How do we know if we are consuming these Free Radical toxins?

Avoid all CAFO-GMO Industrial Farmed Foods (Especially CAFO MEAT & DAIRY – All are now likely fed with GMO Alfalfa, Soy or Corn –

We think were are not eating GMO – but when fed to the animals we eat -It has even more likely a MORE DAMAGING EFFECT! ALL CAFO-GMO FEED IS ‘DEAD’ & NO LONGER BIOAVAILABLE – ONLY GOOD FOR STORAGE!

Car exhaust, secondhand smoke, flame retardants, plastic packaging, heavy metals, pesticides, exogenous hormones in conventional meat and dairy, BPA-coated receipts…

Benefits of detox

No one is immune from the toxic load of modern life. From the air you breathe to the food you eat (yes, even when you’re Bulletproof!), supporting your natural detox pathways can lead to some major benefits.[1]

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Clear skin[2]
  • Fewer cravings
  • Reduce Inflammation[3]
  • Better digestion
  • Weight loss[4]

** Activated Charcoal to bind toxins….

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that has massive surface area and a strong negative charge. It’s been around for “thousands of years” & it’s still used in emergency rooms today to treat poisoning…

** Calcium-D Glucarate for liver support

Calcium D-Glucarate converts to glucaric acid in your body, supporting a crucial detoxification pathway in your liver. Glucaric acid scavenges your body to bind and eliminate unavoidable toxins that would otherwise wreak havoc on your health and performance.

Calcium D’Glucarate – Assists in the detoxification of excessive estrogenic activity in the body and has been considered an alternative to tamoxifen by nutritionists.

It is found in Non-GMO – (Not Altered) Natural foods…

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Oranges and Grapefruit, Cherries, Non-GMO apples spinach (these foods contain glucaric acid).Jun 4, 2005

ww.brighterdayfoods.com/…/9/9GAC92Q1JEMF8M12M80KXA339R8T00AC.PDF

*** Sauna for detox

Sweating does more than cool you off. It also helps you get rid of both heavy metals and xenobiotics – foreign compounds like plastics and petrochemicals – in small but significant amounts. A 2012 review of 50 studies found that sweating can remove lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury, especially in people with high heavy metal toxicity.[5] Another study put participants in both traditional and infrared saunas and found similar results[6]. Sweating also eliminates hormone-disrupting BPA, which accumulates in your fat cells.[7]

** Glutathione to protect your cells…

10 Natural Ways to Increase Your Glutathione Levels

  • Consume Sulfur-Rich Foods.
  • Sulfur is an important mineral that occurs naturally in some plant protein foods. …
  • Increase Your Vitamin C Intake. …Fresh Non-GMO fruits & vegetables (heirloom)
  • Add Selenium-Rich Foods to Your Diet. …Importance of Selenium for the Body:

Listed below are the functions of selenium that makes it an important mineral.

  1. Antioxidant: Selenium is an antioxidant. Thus, it helps remove free radicals from our body which can cause many health issues like cancer, heart problems, premature ageing etc.
  2. Immune system: Selenium plays an important role in the healthy functioning of the immune system. It helps in developing T cells of WBCs. Deficiency of selenium can lead to dysfunction of the antibodies.
  3. Thyroid gland: Selenium is essential for thyroid gland functioning after iodine. Without selenium, the thyroid hormone does not activate or work properly. If selenium is not there in required amount, excess iodine may damage the thyroid gland.
  • Eat Foods Naturally Rich in Glutathione. …
  • Supplement With Non-GMO fed cows) from Raw Dairy…Whey Protein. …
  • Consider Milk Thistle. …
  • Try Turmeric with Curcumin. Extract. …
  • Sleep & Meditation….(13 hours of “down time” for the Prefrontal to Unload)

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-increase-glutathione

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects both

INTERNALLY produced “Franken-Food” Substates-FREE RADICALS (cancer causing …

& Externally produced toxins…such as smog, cigarette smoke & heavy metal damage, according to studies in both human and rat cells.[16][17][18][19].

This powerful antioxidant also supports liver enzymes – that “break down “MOLD” toxins as well as heavy metals – Relieves digestive issues, gas, and bloating – After digesting foods like beans, the decomposition process from bacteria in your body creates byproducts like gas or diarrhea. Activated charcoal enters the digestive tract and counteracts this process by binding to byproducts and alleviating these digestive issues.[3]

Activated charcoal adsorbs most organic chemicals, many inorganic chemicals, drugs, pesticides, mercury, and even lead before they harm your body.[4] If you’re poisoned, go to the emergency room! But, there’s no reason you shouldn’t start binding a poison right away. A Bulletproof reader recently inadvertently took a huge dose of Tylenol (the capsules were in the wrong bottle), which is highly toxic to the liver. He realized his mistake, took a handful of activated charcoal capsules, and went to the emergency room. His liver was undamaged, and he credits biohacking.

Rid bad breath, body odor, and skin ailments

You can use activated charcoal topically to help relieve insect stings, mushroom poisoning, poison ivy, cholera, bites, and inflammation. Body odor and bad breath are usually a result of toxins leaving the body, which is why taking activated charcoal and using it in topical products like deodorant are really helpful.

Anti-aging

Studies show activated charcoal prevents many cellular changes associated with aging, adrenal gland, and kidney function. Famous Gerontologists discovered its powerful anti-aging properties in a study showing activated charcoal to increase the average lifespan of older test animals by approximately 34 percent.[5] Activated charcoal slows the rate at which the brain becomes increasingly sensitive to toxins as you age, which makes for better cognitive functioning. It also builds a better defense mechanism by improving the adaptive functioning of essential organs like the liver, kidneys, and adrenals.

Better heart health

In a recent study, patients with high cholesterol who took activated charcoal three times a day showed a 25% reduction in total cholesterol. They also doubled their HDL/LDL cholesterol ratio. Studies examining microscopic tissues show a daily dose of activated charcoal may prevent abnormal hardening (sclerosis) in heart and coronary blood vessels.[6]

When to take Activated Charcoal

As a biohacker and general health nerd, I quickly realized that it doesn’t matter how clean I eat – our environment is saturated with high levels of toxicity. This is even more of a problem when you have to eat out or are traveling. One commercial flight exposes you to high levels of toxic jet fuel and other airborne contaminants.[7] And that’s not even counting the additives from the crappy airplane food!

Activated charcoal can help clear your body of unwanted toxins, which can make you tired, weak, and trigger everything from food cravings to headaches.

Activated charcoal always saves the day when I overindulge on food or I’m on long trips. And it does wonders when my kids suddenly drop into uncharacteristic fits of whining or tantrums, especially after snacks at a friends house. Activated charcoal always brings them back to normal within about 10 minutes. It is amazing to watch.

Take activated charcoal when:

  • You eat out at restaurants or eat low-quality CAFO-GMO foods like processed junk foods
  • You drink bad quality coffee
  • When you’re drinking any alcohol
  • When you feel moody or tired
  • You’re traveling, especially air travel (activated charcoal is part of my no-jetlag protocol)

Activated charcaol isn’t just for acute situations.

Taking activated coconut charcoal on a daily basis is a great way to help you thrive in an overly toxin-filled environment. It is best to take it between meals and a few hours after using any vitamin or mineral supplements, as it may interfere with the absorption of these into your body. Be sure to take it away from prescription, which won’t enter your body when they bind to charcoal.

How to take Activated Charcoal

Everyone responds differently to different doses, so always consult a doctor before using any supplement or binding agent like charcoal.

Dosing: Take two or more capsules when consuming food of unknown quality or alcohol.

When to avoid taking charcoal: Never take activated charcoal with prescription medications or with other supplements. Charcoal binds a lot of substances – even the good stuff like prescription medications, vitamins, and minerals. Wait 2-3 hours after taking charcoal to take other supplements or meds and talk to your doctor about the details.

Drink plenty of water:

Excessive charcoal consumption, especially without magnesium, can result in constipation. Take 300-400 mg magnesium glycate about 3 hours after taking charcoal and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.

Where to find activated coconut charcoal..Google!

Charcoal is effective for people with acne-prone skin as it gently exfoliates & draws out free radicals, oil & makeup that can clog pores.

Adding tea tree oil adds natural anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.

There are a ton of varieties for bases – (plain glycerin, olive oil, goats milk, honey, oatmeal, etc.) that may be used to make herbal/citrus soap and even chocolate soap.

DIY: Detox Charcoal + Tea Tree Soap Recipe

prep 20 mins total 20 mins

author Stephanie Gerber

Ingredients

• 1/2 pound melt & pour shea butter soap base (available here)

• 5 activated charcoal capsules (if you can’t find at a pharmacy you can buy online) or 1-3 teaspoon of powder

oatmeal for exfoliation…

• 15-20 drops tea tree (lemon grass or geranium or lavender) essential oil

Instructions

1 Cut the soap base into small chunks and melt over a double boiler.

2 Remove a small amount of soap into a cup, cool slightly & mix in charcoal, then add back into the rest of the melted soap base.

3 Add the tea tree oil. If you don’t like the smell of tea tree, add peppermint essential oil to hide the scent.

4 Pour into mold (I used a muffin tin) and let cool.

Here are the best ways to use activated charcoal for the health of your skin and hair.

  • Make pores smaller and cleaner. …
  • Take care of oily skin. …
  • Treat acne. …
  • Deep clean your skin. …
  • Soothe and heal bites, cuts and skin irritations. …
  • Rid your hair of toxins. …
  • Add volume to your hair. …
  • Remedy scalp conditions.

How Activated Charcoal Can Improve Your Skin and Hair

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/…/detox-and-beautify-your-skin-and-hair-with-activated-charcoal…

Benefits of detox

No one is immune from the toxic load of modern life. From the air you breathe to the food you eat (yes, even when you’re Bulletproof!), supporting your natural detox pathways can lead to some major benefits.[1]

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Clear skin[2]
  • Fewer cravings
  • Reduce Inflammation[3]
  • Better digestion
  • Weight loss[4]

** Activated Charcoal to bind toxins….

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that has massive surface area and a strong negative charge. It’s been around for “thousands of years”

& it’s still used in emergency rooms today to treat poisoning…

Charcoal binds to chemicals whose molecules have positive charges, including aflatoxin and other polar mycotoxins,[13] BPA,[14] and common pesticides.[15] Once the chemicals attach to the charcoal you can pass them normally (i.e. poop them out).

Charcoal can bind to the good stuff, too (i.e. vitamins and essential minerals) so I don’t recommend taking it within an hour of other supplements. Try taking a couple charcoal pills along with exercise or have a sauna session. They should absorb many of the toxins you release into your gut and GI tract.

** Exercise to flush toxins

Regular exercise is another way to flush toxins from your body, and through more than just making you sweat. Exercise increases lipolysis (the breakdown of fat tissue), releasing toxins stored in your fat tissue. Lipolysis is especially effective when you combine it with liver and kidney support or adsorbents that can suck up the released toxins. This article focuses on all of the above.

Studies show that people who exercise and lose body fat end up with higher levels of circulating hormone disruptors.[11] Increasing lipolysis through diet does the same thing.[12]

Mobilizing toxins isn’t necessarily a good thing, particularly if you’re unequipped to get rid of them. You want to be sure you’re getting rid of toxins, not just moving them to a different part of your body. Working out addresses the issue to a degree: it improves circulation, providing more oxygen to your liver and kidneys so they can better filter out toxins. You can also give your system even more support and pull out bad stuff with the next two detox tools: activated charcoal and glutathione…

** Calcium-D Glucarate for liver support

Calcium D-Glucarate converts to glucaric acid in your body, supporting a crucial detoxification pathway in your liver. Glucaric acid scavenges your body to bind and eliminate unavoidable toxins that would otherwise wreak havoc on your health and performance.

Calcium D’Glucarate – Assists in the detoxification of excessive estrogenic activity in the body and has been considered an alternative to tamoxifen by nutritionists.

It is found in Non-GMO – (Not Altered) Natural foods…

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Oranges and Grapefruit, Cherries, Non-GMO apples spinach (these foods contain glucaric acid).Jun 4, 2005

ww.brighterdayfoods.com/…/9/9GAC92Q1JEMF8M12M80KXA339R8T00AC.PDF

*** Sauna for detox

Sweating does more than cool you off. It also helps you get rid of both heavy metals and xenobiotics – foreign compounds like plastics and petrochemicals – in small but significant amounts. A 2012 review of 50 studies found that sweating can remove lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury, especially in people with high heavy metal toxicity.[5] Another study put participants in both traditional and infrared saunas and found similar results[6]. Sweating also eliminates hormone-disrupting BPA, which accumulates in your fat cells.[7]

What kind sauna is best for detox?

There’s debate about the best kind of sauna for detox. A couple studies have shown that infrared saunas are the most effective for detoxing, but the research was funded by infrared sauna companies, so take the results with a grain of salt. Both traditional and infrared saunas are effective for detoxing.[8] That said, I prefer infrared saunas for a few reasons:

Benefits of infrared saunas:

  • They don’t get as hot. Traditional saunas heat the air around you, while infrared light penetrates and heats your tissue directly. You sweat in an infrared sauna at around 130-150 degrees instead of at 180-200 degrees so you can stay in for longer without feeling like you’re going to pass out. I’ve done 2-hour infrared sauna sessions (drinking salt water the whole time to replenish electrolytes and fluids, of course).
  • They’re easier on your electric bill. Again, infrared saunas require less energy, especially if you get a sauna that reflects infrared light back on you. This one, for example, costs about 15 cents an hour to run.
  • Infrared saunas are usually cheaper. Not only are the generally cheaper than standard saunas, there are tons of different sizes and price points when it comes to infrared saunas.

Keep in mind that sweating pulls electrolytes and trace minerals from your body, so it’s important to drink a lot of fluids and get plenty of salt (preferably Himalayan pink salt or another mineral-rich natural salt) if you’re going to use a sauna to detox.[10]

** Glutathione to protect your cells…

READ MORE;

10 Natural Ways to Increase Your Glutathione Levels

  • Consume Sulfur-Rich Foods.
  • Sulfur is an important mineral that occurs naturally in some plant protein foods. …
  • Increase Your Vitamin C Intake. …Fresh Non-GMO fruits & vegetables (heirloom)
  • Add Selenium-Rich Foods to Your Diet. …Importance of Selenium for the Body:

Listed below are the functions of selenium that makes it an important mineral.

  1. Antioxidant: Selenium is an antioxidant. Thus, it helps remove free radicals from our body which can cause many health issues like cancer, heart problems, premature ageing etc.
  2. Immune system: Selenium plays an important role in the healthy functioning of the immune system. It helps in developing T cells of WBCs. Deficiency of selenium can lead to dysfunction of the antibodies.
  3. Thyroid gland: Selenium is essential for thyroid gland functioning after iodine. Without selenium, the thyroid hormone does not activate or work properly. If selenium is not there in required amount, excess iodine may damage the thyroid gland.
  • Eat Foods Naturally Rich in Glutathione. …
  • Supplement With Non-GMO fed cows) from Raw Dairy…Whey Protein. …
  • Consider Milk Thistle. …
  • Try Turmeric with Curcumin. Extract. …
  • Sleep & Meditation….(13 hours of “down time” for the Prefrontal to Unload)

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-increase-glutathione

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects both

INTERNALLY produced “Franken-Food” Substates-FREE RADICALS (cancer causing …

& Externally produced toxins…such as smog, cigarette smoke & heavy metal damage, according to studies in both human and rat cells.[16][17][18][19].

This powerful antioxidant also supports liver enzymes ….

that “break down “MOLD” toxins …as well as heavy metals.

Relieves digestive issues, gas, and bloating

After digesting foods like beans, the decomposition process from bacteria in your body creates byproducts like gas or diarrhea. Activated charcoal enters the digestive tract and counteracts this process by binding to byproducts and alleviating these digestive issues.[3]

Binds drugs, chemicals & poisons (natural internal & external)..

Activated charcoal adsorbs most organic chemicals, many inorganic chemicals, drugs, pesticides, mercury, and even lead before they harm your body.[4] If you’re poisoned, go to the emergency room! But, there’s no reason you shouldn’t start binding a poison right away. A Bulletproof reader recently inadvertently took a huge dose of Tylenol (the capsules were in the wrong bottle), which is highly toxic to the liver. He realized his mistake, took a handful of activated charcoal capsules, and went to the emergency room. His liver was undamaged, and he credits biohacking.

Rid bad breath, body odor, and skin ailments

You can use activated charcoal topically to help relieve insect stings, mushroom poisoning, poison ivy, cholera, bites, and inflammation. Body odor and bad breath are usually a result of toxins leaving the body, which is why taking activated charcoal and using it in topical products like deodorant are really helpful.

Anti-aging

Studies show activated charcoal prevents many cellular changes associated with aging, adrenal gland, and kidney function. Famous Gerontologists discovered its powerful anti-aging properties in a study showing activated charcoal to increase the average lifespan of older test animals by approximately 34 percent.[5] Activated charcoal slows the rate at which the brain becomes increasingly sensitive to toxins as you age, which makes for better cognitive functioning. It also builds a better defense mechanism by improving the adaptive functioning of essential organs like the liver, kidneys, and adrenals.

Better heart health

In a recent study, patients with high cholesterol who took activated charcoal three times a day showed a 25% reduction in total cholesterol. They also doubled their HDL/LDL cholesterol ratio. Studies examining microscopic tissues show a daily dose of activated charcoal may prevent abnormal hardening (sclerosis) in heart and coronary blood vessels.[6]

When to take Activated Charcoal

As a biohacker and general health nerd, I quickly realized that it doesn’t matter how clean I eat – our environment is saturated with high levels of toxicity. This is even more of a problem when you have to eat out or are traveling. One commercial flight exposes you to high levels of toxic jet fuel and other airborne contaminants.[7] And that’s not even counting the additives from the crappy airplane food!

Activated charcoal can help clear your body of unwanted toxins, which can make you tired, weak, and trigger everything from food cravings to headaches.

Activated charcoal always saves the day when I overindulge on food or I’m on long trips. And it does wonders when my kids suddenly drop into uncharacteristic fits of whining or tantrums, especially after snacks at a friends house. Activated charcoal always brings them back to normal within about 10 minutes. It is amazing to watch.

Take activated charcoal when:

  • You eat out at restaurants or eat low-quality foods like processed junk foods
  • You drink bad quality coffee
  • When you’re drinking any alcohol
  • When you feel moody or tired
  • You’re traveling, especially air travel (activated charcoal is part of my no-jetlag protocol)

Activated charcaol isn’t just for acute situations. Taking activated coconut charcoal on a daily basis is a great way to help you thrive in an overly toxin-filled environment. It is best to take it between meals and a few hours after using any vitamin or mineral supplements, as it may interfere with the absorption of these into your body. Be sure to take it away from prescription, which won’t enter your body when they bind to charcoal.

How to take Activated Charcoal

Everyone responds differently to different doses, so always consult a doctor before using any supplement or binding agent like charcoal.

Dosing: Take two or more capsules when consuming food of unknown quality or alcohol.

When to avoid taking charcoal: Never take activated charcoal with prescription medications or with other supplements. Charcoal binds a lot of substances – even the good stuff like prescription medications, vitamins, and minerals. Wait 2-3 hours after taking charcoal to take other supplements or meds and talk to your doctor about the details.

Drink plenty of water:

Excessive charcoal consumption, especially without magnesium, can result in constipation. Take 300-400 mg magnesium glycate about 3 hours after taking charcoal and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.

Where to find activated coconut charcoal..Google!

Charcoal is effective for people with acne-prone skin as it gently exfoliates & draws out free radicals, oil & makeup that can clog pores.

Adding tea tree oil adds natural anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.

There are a ton of varieties for bases

(plain glycerin, olive oil, goats milk, honey, oatmeal, etc.) that may be used to make herbal/citrus soap and even chocolate soap.

DIY: Detox Charcoal + Tea Tree Soap Recipe

prep 20 mins total 20 mins

author Stephanie Gerber

Ingredients

• 1/2 pound melt & pour shea butter soap base (available here)

• 5 activated charcoal capsules (if you can’t find at a pharmacy you can buy online) or 1-3 teaspoon of powder

oatmeal for exfoliation…

• 15-20 drops tea tree (lemon grass or geranium or lavender) essential oil

Instructions

1 Cut the soap base into small chunks and melt over a double boiler.

2 Remove a small amount of soap into a cup, cool slightly & mix in charcoal, then add back into the rest of the melted soap base.

3 Add the tea tree oil. If you don’t like the smell of tea tree, add peppermint essential oil to hide the scent.

4 Pour into mold (I used a muffin tin) and let cool.

Here are the best ways to use activated charcoal for the health of your skin and hair.

  • Make pores smaller and cleaner. …
  • Take care of oily skin. …
  • Treat acne. …
  • Deep clean your skin. …
  • Soothe and heal bites, cuts and skin irritations. …
  • Rid your hair of toxins. …
  • Add volume to your hair. …
  • Remedy scalp conditions.

How Activated Charcoal Can Improve Your Skin and Hair

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/…/detox-and-beautify-your-skin-and-hair-with-activated-charcoal…

What isActivated Charcoal?

Activated Charcoal is the byproduct of burning a “carbon source”…

like wood or (better yet) coconut shells… 

Has about the “same surface area as a football field”…

The porous surface has a “negative electric charge”…

That attracts “positively charged” Free Radicals & other no longer Bioavailable …

Unwanted toxins and gas….

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