This precious ingredient is very often ignored when it comes to building a medical aid kit. It is probably the safest method of treating accidental poisoning around, and it does wonders for your teeth…
Activated Charcoal contains many small chambers and cavities that catch or bind up unwanted materials and gases, and carry it safely through the digestive system. It is a highly absorbent substance that will remove toxins without them being absorbed into the body.
Activated Charcoal should be taken within 30 minutes of an accidental poisoning, For this reason it is a fantastic first treatment for any kind of poisoning, but should not be taken within hours of medication, not even vitamins that you do want to be absorbed.
There is even some evidence that Activated Charcoal is helpful both before and after alcohol consumption to lesson the amount that is absorbed by the body.
Should you or your family experience accidental poisoning use the activated charcoal as soon as possible and go to an emergency centre.
If you have suffered an insect bite or spider bite, Activated Charcoal is a very effective poultice.
A surprising piece of information that most people are not aware of, is that Activated Charcoal is a wonderful tooth whitener, YES it is!
In cleaning your teeth care most be taken not to get the charcoal on surfaces that are porous, but although it leaves the mouth temporally black it does wash out. It pulls out toxins from the mouth and removes stains beautifully. Not only does it clean teeth, but is extremely helpful in changing the pH and health of the mouth. It also very effective in preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria present in tooth decay and gingivitis.
How do you use it:
Dip a clean, wet toothbrush into the powder charcoal? Lean over the basin and quickly place toothbrush into your mouth. Brush in small circular movements for plus minus 2 minutes, spit carefully into basin and rinse really well!
This protocol can be used as often as you like and will leave the mouth fresh and clean.
This amazing product acts as a magnet towards staining compounds and is a very safe method of whitening your teeth.
So there you have it. Activated charcoal is an incredible product that has many uses, both in health and cosmetics. Most incredible of all, however, is how unknown these benefits are.