Activated charcoal is an amazing mineral and there are many benefits associated with activated charcoal. It is known to adsorb more poisons than any other substance known. Years ago, and even today a customer from India told me about a natural way to whiten teeth. His suggestion? Whiten teeth with activated charcoal!
Activated charcoal is a natural way to remove tartar and plaque its uses can date back to over 3000 years, long before we had toothpaste to brush our teeth. It has a number of medical uses such as removing poison and toxins from our body ,whitening teeth getting rid of bad breath and removing tartar.
It’s effective in stain removal from teeth, but doesn’t have enamel eroding effects. As a bonus, it contributes to an alkaline environment in the mouth.
Benefits of activated charcoal and what it can do for you?
It can adsorb lead acetate, strychnine, DDT, many drugs (including cocaine, iodine, penicillin, aspirin, phenobarbital), and inorganic substances (chlorine, lead, and mercury).
Activated charcoal powder can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals; thus it renders them ineffective and harmless. As this absorption ability is one of the major benefits of activated charcoal, this substance is routinely used in hospitals and by physicians.
Activated charcoal powder has the ability to attract other substances to the surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not absorption).
History of the Uses of Activated Charcoal Powder:
Activated charcoal, also known as carbon has been around for thousands of years and has been used traditionally for its purifying medicinal uses. It is known as a truly remarkable detoxifier that can adsorb thousands times more of its weight in poisons, heavy metals and chemicals while rendering them harmless and ineffective.
The British medical journal, Lancet, discusses the amazing ability of the human skin to allow transfer of liquids, gases, and even micro-particles through its permeable membrane and pores, by the application of a moist, activated charcoal poultice and compress which actually draws bacteria and poisons through the skin and into the poultice or compress! This is why it’s important to use it in your mouth!
Even the Greek philosopher Hippocrates used it. Opa! Activated charcoal is known as being unlike any other tooth brightener out there. Being alkaline, carbon works to remove acidic plaque from the teeth making for an ultimate mouth purifier.
More benefits include:
- 1981 a research study found that activated charcoal powder reduces the amount of gas produced by eating gas-forming foods.
- It helps eliminate bad breath by cleaning both the mouth and the digestive tract.
- It is used in water purification, air purification, and for removing undesirable odors and impurities in food.
- Charcoal is the most-used remedy when many different types of poisons may have been swallowed.
- People all over the world are using it to brighten and clean their teeth.
The most effective type of charcoal is activated charcoal. The process renders it 2 to 3 times as effective as regular charcoal. First, the charcoal is ground very fine; then it is placed in a steam chamber. This opens up the charcoal and exposes more of its surfaces, so it can adsorb much more.
Modern medical science recognizes the many benefits of activated charcoal and the uses activated charcoal.