Benefits Of Activated Charcoal

Benefits Of Activated Charcoal

Over the past few years activated charcoal seems to have taken the health and beauty world by storm. In case you were wondering, no it is not the charcoal that you use in your barbeque grill. Activated charcoal can come from natural sources like coal, wood, or other substances. At Plantlife we use activated charcoal from bamboo. It is highly absorbent and naturally traps toxins, dirt, and chemicals from the surface of the skin, making it great for detoxing the skin and body.

Top 4 benefits:


1. Detoxifies skin

Activated charcoal is a skincare powerhouse known for its ability to extract impurities, gently exfoliate and calm troubled skin. It’s an excellent choice for oily and acne prone skin. Here at Plantlife we created a wonderful Black Soap that is a customer favorite no matter the season. Learn more about it here:

2. Whitens teeth

A natural way to whiten your teeth is to use activated charcoal. Although this method can be messy, studies show that it does work. It whitens the teeth by bonding with the plaque and microscopic items that stain the teeth. You will be able to say goodbye to those chemical ridden teeth whitening systems that tend to leave your gums sore!

3. Water filtration

Around the world activated charcoal plays a large part in water filtration systems. It traps the solvents, pesticides, and other harsh chemicals. According to a study published by Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, activated charcoal removes some traces of fluoride as well.

4. Digestive Cleanse

Activated charcoal works to remove toxins from the body. By removing toxins it can reduce joint pain, give you a boost of energy and mental function. We expose ourselves to toxins on a daily from the foods we eat to the water we drink.  As toxins are freed up, they will go throughout the body and can cause discomfort or flu-like symptoms. So, it is important to cleanse for your overall health and wellness.
Have you used activated charcoal before? If so, what is your favorite usage for it? Let us know in the comments below.
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