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- Apr 05 2018
Six benefits of Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is a natural remedy for many things and has been in use for a long period of time historically. It works on the principle of adsorption i.e. it adsorbs many chemicals and toxins on thousands of pores present on its surface. Here are 6 benefits of activated charcoal:
1.Treatment of alcohol or drug overdose:
Activated charcoal does not adsorb alcohol molecules directly, but alcohol is not taken in its pure form either and so activated charcoal adsorbs many other harmful toxins and chemicals associated with alcohol or drug poisoning. It is for the same reason that it is widely used in emergency rooms to prevent overdose or poisoning. Besides, it also helps prevent hangovers.
2. Teeth whitening:
Activated charcoal has been used as a natural treatment for oral health for centuries now. It helps prevent staining of teeth, maintaining pH of mouth, also prevents formation of cavities and bad breath.
3. As a skin friendly cleanser:
Though it may look bizarre when you apply it to your face, but after washing, it leaves your face and skin very smooth and clean. It also helps in treating body acne, insect bites, helps fight body odour. It can also be used in shampoos as it helps remove dirt and impurities from the hair.
4. Water purifier:
Activated charcoal is a great way to purify water, making it clean enough to be fit for drinking. It is very commonly used in water purifiers at home, and even when trekking or travelling in an unknown terrain, do not forget to carry some of it with you.
5. Air cleanser:
It also helps remove odour, pollutants, toxic chemicals and SPMs from the air. It is therefore, a very common ingredient in air purifying products.
6. Digestive cleanser:
Activated charcoal cleanses the digestive tract when consumed, and removes all the suspended toxins along its path. This reduces the risk of formation of gas or bloating, and also reduces the risk of allergic reaction.
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