I recently discovered the trend of Activated charcoal. As you all know one of my favorite YouTubers is Corinne from Thread Banger and she has been doing quite a few videos where she uses activated Charcoal. So after quite some research, I found that there are many, many uses for Activated Charcoal. I went to my local pharmacy, and surprisingly it does not cost an arm or a leg. Naturally one of the first things I started researching is Activated Charcoal and Fertility.
I found this article on the natural-holistic-health website. Fiona Kacz-Boulton mentioned in her article that: “In the quest to create a healthy body that is fertility fit, eliminating and removing toxins is essential. On the plus side, detoxifying the body will also help to restore your health, improve brain function and help you to create the physical body you know you could have”
In a perfect world we would eat only pure, clean organic food, free of chemicals and toxins. However, life doesn’t always work like that. Whether you’re on holiday overseas, or at dinner with friends, there are times where it’s really difficult to eat clean.
She also says that “In these circumstances, rather than create unnecessary stress trying to control the situation, you can use activated charcoal to soak up the toxins you’ve been exposed to. Activated charcoal has been used in Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Ayuredic Medicine for up to 10,000 years as a means to soak up poisons and improve intestinal health.”
Bulletproof Exec and world renowned biohacker Dave Asprey says that he and his family take activated charcoal whenever they eat out at restaurants, noting that “The difference is dramatic. It often prevents you from feeling bloated and tired after eating a big restaurant meal. When I feel unusually moody or suddenly tired, activated charcoal helps me get back in the game within minutes.”
How to Use Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal can be used in the following circumstances:
- When you’re feeling queasy, or as though you may have gastroenteritis
- Take it when you’re going to eat out at a restaurant or when you’ve eaten processed food
- In a medical emergency when you’ve been exposed to a poison
- When drinking alcohol to help prevent the hangover
- If you suddenly feel moody or tired
- It can be helpful for relieving jetlag
- During pregnancy to bind toxins
- You can use it to whiten your teeth by applying some directly to your toothbrush
- And use it as a cleansing face mask.
Now that I know all the ways activated charcoal can be used, I’ll definitely always keep some on hand for emergencies or just for the occasional teeth whitening and face mask.