There are many ways to use activated charcoal. It is becoming more popular for its health benefits – think anti-aging, gut health, toxin removal and so much more. But, if you’re new to the trend you may be wondering, ‘where do I begin?’
For five ways to use the popular potent natural treatment like a pro, read on.
Struggling with unsightly tooth stains? Fret not. It can help whiten teeth while changing the pH balance in the mouth, promoting good oral health by preventing gum disease, cavities, and bad breath.
Method: Wet your toothbrush. Dip toothbrush into powdered activated charcoal. Brush teeth as normal, paying close attention to areas stained from your favorite beverage (ahem, coffee). Rinse well, until spit is clear.
For best results, repeat the treatment two-three times per week.
How it works: The activated charcoal brightens your smile by adsorbing plaque and microscopic morsels that create unsightly stains.
Activated Charcoal Alleviates Gas & Bloating Like a Pro
Per a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, scientists found that using activated charcoal, significantly reduced bloating and abdominal cramps following a hearty meal.
Method: To alleviate gas and bloating, take 500 milligrams one hour prior to a hearty meal, with a full glass of water. After the meal, drink an additional glass of water to activate the charcoal, in your system.