Activated charcoal is a natural food grade supplement. The recommended one, are made from coconut shells or wood species that have ultra-fine grains, treated. Careful when you buy the powdered form, many products have added artificial sweeteners.
Activated charcoal powder must be stored in a tightly sealed container, because it readily adsorbs impurities from the atmosphere.
But it is best not to take activated charcoal longer than 12 weeks without stopping.
Drinking it daily as a detox method, it is not advised.
Richard C. Kaufman, BS, MS, PhD, (Bio-nutritional Chemistry from the University of Brussels) agrees with Dr. Sears on the benefits of activated charcoal for detoxing. “Detoxification is an on-going biological process that prevents toxins (from infectious agents, food, air, water, and substances that contact the skin) from destroying health. Chronic exposure to toxins produces cellular damage, diverse diseases, allergic like reactions, compromised immunity and premature aging,” he says. Natural Holistic Health
Activated charcoal is that it can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances.
Here are 14 benefits of activated charcoal:
1 – Treat poisonous bites from snakes, spiders, and insects .
2 – Eliminate toxic by-products that cause anemia in cancer patients.
3 – General poisonings, as well as overdoses of aspirin, Tylenol, and other drugs.
4 – Treat some forms of dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, spastic colon, indigestion, and peptic ulcers.
5 – Reduces high cholesterol
6 – Purify the blood.
7 – Filter toxins from the blood in liver and kidney diseases.
8 – Purify blood in transfusions.
9 – Water Filtration and air purification
10 – Mold cleansing
11 – Skin and body health – clarifying and blackheads masks, shampoos, deep cleaning body scrub.
12 – Anti-aging – eliminating all toxins from our body.
13 – Helps eliminate bad breath, because it cleanses both the mouth and the digestive tract,
14 – External use – adsorbs wound secretions, bacteria, and toxins
Sources: Natural Holistic Health, Best Health Magazine
Dr. Josh Axe