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Activated charcoal: Benefits and Uses

Ajosemaria
By Ajosemaria | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 5 views

Activated charcoal has been known to be a great antidote for poison but nowadays more and more benefits and uses have been proposed even though there are no or little scientific research and evidence to back these claims. Activated charcoal is gotten from carbon-rich materials such as woods, sawdust, coal, coconut shells, bone char or petroleum. For a charcoal to be activated, it has to be burned at a very high temperature.

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal also known as activated carbon is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for absorption. It is now a major ingredient for skin care formulation especially for product such as body and facial scrubs, detoxifying masks and so on

Uses of Activated charcoal

Mostly effective.

Activated charcoal is an antidote for some certain poisons. It works by trapping the poison and preventing the absorption of poison and harmful chemicals. It should be given within 1 hour after a poison has been ingested latter then that may not be very effective.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness.

1. Helps in teeth whitening: Activated charcoal can remove teeth stains, whiten the teeth and prevent cavities. This claim has not been a hundred percent proven by science.

2. Reduce gas and prevent bloating: Activated charcoal has the ability to bind all the gas causing element and prevent accumulation and formation of intestinal gases.

3. Formulation of skincare products:Activated charcoal can be used as body and facial scrubs, soaps, facial masks and so on when combined with other ingredients. It helps to detoxify the skin and absorb excess oil on the skin.

4. Lowers cholesterol level in the body.

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