Activated charcoal is used as an emergency decontaminant used in people who have accidentally swallowed a toxic substance. It has also plenty of health benefits, including boosting liver, adrenal gland and kidney functions.What is the effect of activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a non-toxic, odorless powder which has the ability to reduce the absorption of toxins, and absorb chemicals and “kill” their toxicity.
What is it made from?
Making activated charcoal involves heating carbon-rich materials, such as coal, coconut shell, petroleum, wood and peat, to very high temperatures. The gas used in this process is supposed to develop internal pores which give charcoal its ability to “trap” toxins, and remove them from the body.
Health benefits of Activated charcoal:
- Absorb toxins in both liver and kidneys
- Prevent flatulence, and relieve crams and bloating caused by intestinal gas
- Low-protein diet and activated charcoal can treat kidney disease
- Absorb bad cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract
- Reduce nitrogen waste