What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a medicinal grade powder made from either wood or coconut shells. Used to this day in hospitals to treat poisoning and drug overdose, activated charcoal has many other health and beauty benefits.
Some examples are:
- Charcoal can be used to cleanse the digestive tract, reduce gas, prevent food poisoning and disinfect wounds
- Brushing with charcoal will whiten the teeth and help prevent bad breath
- As a face mask, activated charcoal can balance oily skin, clear up acne and exfoliate dead skin cells