UnitWise Discusses the Benefits of Using Activated Charcoal

Not too long ago when we heard the word charcoal, the first thing we thought of was barbeques. Such a dark time. Activated charcoal is the superheated and extremely porous version of the stuff your husband uses on the Fourth of July. This alleged miracle black powder has made its way into toothpaste, face masks, supplement pills, and so much more because of its supposed detoxifying superpowers. But what is this miracle product and is this miracle product really all it’s made out to be?

What is Activated Charcoal?

Charcoal is essentially a form of carbon that is treated to make its particles porous. These particles act like magnets for toxins and other potentially harmful substances. They are then absorbed and swept away as the charcoal is washed away. For decades activated charcoal has been used as an antidote for overdoses of some medicines. The charcoal traps certain toxins and will prevent the body from absorbing them.

So, Is It Safe To Use Activated Charcoal?

Simply put, yes but only in limited amounts. Remember a little goes a long way since it is a known absorbent and can absorb 1000 times its own mass in toxins and harmful substances so if used in high amounts can cause redness and skin irritation.

Skin Benefits of Activated Charcoal:

Activated charcoal draws out bacteria, chemicals, dirt, and other toxins from the surface of your skin, helping you achieve a flawless complexion. Charcoal can also be used to treat bug bites and irritation. This is also an excellent natural alternative to using in place of many available facial exfoliators which contain tiny plastic pellets. These plastic pellets wreak havoc upon the environment and aquatic life.

Can Charcoal Be Used As ToothPaste?

As for using activated charcoal as a teeth whitener, I have a few suggestions since I have already made this mistake. Avoid using charcoal toothpaste near bathroom grout, clothes, towels, and anything else you don't want dyed black permanently. The effects are amazing and immediate however there is no proof of long-term benefits.

Activated Charcoal Supplements

While activated charcoal is an amazing antitoxin and can be used for hair, skin, and teeth, there is little to no scientific proof that charcoal supplements remove toxins from your body. Currently, there are no known significant health risks, but it should be remembered that supplements are regulated extremely loosely compared to drug standards by the Food and Drug Administration.

Plus, your body has a built-in filtration system (also known as your kidneys and liver). There is no need to take this internet trend too far and possibly affect your health. Simply drink plenty of water and eat foods high in fiber.

No matter how many new fads come and go we here at UnitWise will always be here to help grow your business. We hope you enjoyed this informative blog on activated charcoal helpful, please share your thoughts below. We hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend. For more beauty blogs visit UnitWise.com.

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