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We have posted before about the benefits of charcoal for use as a natural water purifier. But it only recently emerged on the wellness scene as a game changer for its teeth whitening and overall detoxifying and wellness effects. 

A staple in Chinese medicine and ayurvedic ritual dating back over 10,000 years, activated charcoal is best ingested in pill or powder form to eliminate toxins before they harm the body. People have been reaping other major benefits including digestive health- it is known to eliminate gas and bloating.  

The science...

  • Activated charcoal is estimated to reduce absorption of poisonous substances up to 60%.
  • It works by adsorbing chemicals, thus reducing their toxicity (poisonous nature), through the entire length of the stomach and small and large intestines (GI tract).
  • Activated charcoal itself is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
  • Activated charcoal is often given after the stomach is pumped (gastric lavage). Gastric lavage is only effective immediately after swallowing a toxic substance (within about one-half hour) and does not have effects that reach beyond the stomach as activated charcoal does.” Source: Wellness Mama

Take it...

  • When you're eating processed or chemical-laden foods
  • If you have indigestion
  • If you've been feeling fatigued or anxious
  • When drinking alcohol or coffee
  • During pregnancy to bind toxins

    Opening a capsule on your toothbrush a couple times a week can remove stains on teeth.

    Make sure you buy a pure source of activated charcoal and it is suggested to take it only when needed- not daily.



    by Kacey Williams, Shop Zoe Life Collaborator