What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal can be produced from any source of carbon, including; coconut husks, bamboo, and wood. Ours is sourced from coconut, a much preferred method of production. Coconut charcoal is heated at extreme temperatures in the presence of gases such as argon or nitrogen. This process then causes the charcoal to expand significantly, vastly increasing the surface area.
It is this large surface area, alongside its ability to bind to chemicals and toxins, that make carbon so useful in its health benefits. It can bind to unwanted heavy metals, pesticides and gases in the digestive tract. This effectively neutralises them and allows them to pass through the body with ease.
Similarly activated charcoal is also used to whiten teeth due to these similar properties.
Why is Activated Coconut Charcoal Preferred?
Charcoal that is produced from coconut husks is seen to many as the most effective form of activated charcoal. This is due to a much higher concentration of micropores; this high level of micropores means that the activated carbon has an even greater surface area, allowing for even stronger levels of toxic binding.
Furthermore, activated coconut charcoal is renewable. It is produced as a byproduct of the coconut industry. This makes it a far more sustainable source of activated carbon in comparison to other alternatives.
How Can Activated Coconut Carbon Charcoal Benefit Me?
How Much Should I Take?
When supplementing activated charcoal, approximately 4-10 g per day is required. This is usually mixed with water or juice to hide the chalky texture of the charcoal. It's important to also make sure that adequate water is consumed (2 litres/day) when supplementing activated charcoal.
For teeth whitening effects, apply a small amount of activated charcoal to the surface of a toothbrush and gently brush the teeth for 2-4 minutes before rinsing thoroughly
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