As the story goes, after drinking a lethal dose of strychnine in 1831, Professor Touery survived. It greatly surprised everyone. He simply mixed the poison with activated charcoal. Why? Because activated charcoal is the most effective substance in case of poisoning from any toxic substance. It greatly reduces the absorption of poisonous substances by 60%.
Since the 19th century, activated charcoal has been used for medicinal purposes. Beneficial properties of activated charcoal are due to the massive number of pores making it a highly absorbent substance with catalytic properties.
In fact, just one teaspoon of activated charcoal (here) has a surface area of around 10 000 square feet. Activated charcoal absorbs and eliminates heavy metals, toxins, chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs from your body.
Benefits of Activated Charcoal and Its Uses:
Heavy metal poisoning
Detoxes the body
Helps with indigestion
Body odor and bad breath
Different skin ailments
Helps lower cholesterol
In his book Activated Charcoal, David O. Cooney stated, “Charcoal added to the diet of sheep for six months did not cause a loss of nutrients, as compared with sheep not receiving charcoal. … 5 % of the total diet was charcoal. It did not affect the blood or urinary levels of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, inorganic phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, total protein or urine pH.”
How to take Activated Charcoal
Taking activated charcoal on a daily basis is a great way to help your body stay free of toxins. The best time to take activated charcoal is between meals and a few hours after taking any supplements or medication, as it may interfere with their absorption. You can find it various forms such as powder form, liquid form and chewable tablets like these