Very few people are aware of how beneficial activated charcoal can be. If you are one of those people and would like to know its benefits then you came to the right place! Activated charcoal is very useful and safe to use too. Some of its many health benefits are:
Reduces skin irritations
Activated charcoal can be used to treat bites from mosquitoes, snakes and dangerous spiders, like Brown Recluse or Black Widow! Of course if you have a severe allergic reaction to bees, do not use charcoal. Follow the recommendations of your health care provider and seek immediate medical attention!
Activated charcoal also fights against premature aging by detoxing the body of chemicals that cause cellular damage and oxidation which contributes to the aging process. Flushing out these toxins benefits all of the kidney and liver. It also helps keep your adrenal glands healthy, which naturally improves energy levels.
Cleanses tap water
If you don’t already, you should really consider using an activated charcoal filtration system for your water! Activated charcoal traps all sorts of nasty stuff that is put into our tap water, including pesticides, industrial waste, solvents and even some fluoride! There are many different types of systems out there, you can get a whole house filtration system, or one that sits on your counter top.
Detoxes your skin
This one is my favorite use!!! There are a couple of ways to use charcoal for your skin and I use it every single day! You may not think about using black, sooty stuff on your face usually, but in this case, you should!
Reduces high cholesterol
In medical studies, activated charcoal has been proven effective in reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL) as much as many prescription medications. In one study, within four weeks, participants saw a total decrease of 25 % of their total cholesterol, while their LDL decreased by a whooping 41% and HDL increased by 8%. (Source: actualfood.com).