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 for natural healing, it’s important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources.
So, how does activated charcoal work? Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. It doesn’t absorb the toxins, however. Instead it works through the chemical process of adsorption. In the body, absorption is the reaction of elements, including nutrients, chemicals and toxins, soaked up and assimilated into the blood stream. Adsorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface.
The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive-charged toxins and gas to bond with it. The nooks and crannies in activated charcoal are the result of a heating process.
It’s also important to note that activated charcoal is not charcoal used in your barbecue grill!
Benefits of activated charcoal
General detoxification. Toxins from low-quality, processed food, and environmental pollution sap your energy and contribute to brain fog and digestive issues.
Relieves digestive issues, gas, and bloating.
Binds drugs, chemicals, and poisons.
Better heart health.
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