The Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal

If you Google “activated charcoal,” you’ll find pages and pages of search results exalting its amazing detoxifying properties. You’ll see the dozens of beneficial treatments it can provide, including that it can preventing hangovers, or detoxifying your body from radiation poisoning after undergoing a CT scan!

Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It’s made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources. It becomes “activated charcoal” when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.

Activated Charcoal comes in a powder form and it’s used medicinally as well as in air purifiers and water purifiers. Its recorded use dates back to 1550 BC and in modern times is most widely used medicinally as a detoxifier and poison antidote. I always keep it on hand for spider bites, or accidental ingestion of toxins or stomach bugs.

One of the most popular activated charcoal uses is for the safe and effective treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses. It’s used in emergency trauma centers across the world. In addition, it’s used to reduce bloating and gas, lower cholesterol, treat bile flow problems safely during pregnancy, and even prevent hangovers.

Other health benefits of Activated Charcoal include:

  • Whitens Teeth
  • Alleviates Gas & Bloating
  • Treats Alcohol Poisoning & Helps Prevent Hangovers
  • Mold Cleansing
  • Water Filtration
  • Emergency Toxin Removal
  • Digestive Cleansing
  • Anti-Aging
  • Reduces High Cholesterol