Posted by: godswaytohealth | August 1, 2014


Activated Charcoal GWTH

Activated charcoal is a carbon based substance that has been used for health and healing purposes for over 3000 years.  Activated carbon is a form of charcoal that is extremely porous and able to attract and strongly bind many harmful substances in various aqueous based environments. Charcoal is most often made from burning wood or coconut husk in very high heat without the presence of oxygen.  This `activated` process creates millions of little pores within the charcoal material. These pores take in and hold large amounts of liquid and toxic debris.

Charcoal’s Remarkable Absorbency:

Activated charcoal is said to adsorb foreign materials rather than absorb them.  

Activated charcoal absorbtion

Sponges absorb liquids but do not bind them and therefore they can be squeezed right out.  On the flip side, substances like charcoal that adsorb actually bind the toxins so they cannot escape.  When toxins and other impurities interact with charcoal they are bound tightly at a molecular level and cannot escape.

Activated Charcoal Reduces the Toxic Load:

chemicals) that are commonly found in pesticides, herbicides, plastics, and other industry and environmental pollutants. Additionally, charcoal has been shown to be effective at binding to chlorine, viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic byproducts and toxic excretions.  

Stop the poison

It is estimated that daily use of activated charcoal reduces the toxic load in the human body by over 60%. The activated carbon itself is not reabsorbed in the gut but is eliminated in the feces.

Activated charcoal is very mild on the colon and does not interfere with the natural mucus lining of the intestines.  It is wonderful for cleansing the intestines. It is great at binding to toxic gases, Candida, parasites and other physical impurities and renders them harmless. Bloating, flatulence and constipation are relieved.  Charcoal supplementation is best when bound with fibers such as psyllium powder or celery seed powder and good levels of hydration.


Here are several incredible things activated charcoal can do for you…

 Bites and Activiated Charcoal

Cuts and Wounds: Activated charcoal, when applied topically to a wound, has been shown to neutralize many types of pathogens which can directly or indirectly promote infection.

Internal Poisoning: In instances of ingestion of drugs, poison or household chemicals, activated charcoal works well to draw out harmful toxins preventing them from entering the bloodstream. Add one teaspoon of activated charcoal to a glass of water and drink the full glass.

IMPORTANT: You must seek medical advice should you ingest any dangerous substances. 


Spider and Snake Bites: An activated charcoal poultice can be applied topically to spider bites (including Brown Recluse and Black Widow bites) and snake bites to draw out toxins – usually within an hour.

 Whiter teeth

Teeth Whitening: Add activated charcoal onto your toothbrush and brush. It will whiten your smile fast. 

Gas: Activated charcoal, when taken internally, can help to reduce the amount of gas produced by some foods. 

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Odor Control: Activated charcoal is an extremely effective odor eliminator as it adsorbs and traps bad odors. 


1. Never take activated charcoal at the same time of day as other supplements.  Give yourself at least 2 hrs between use.

2. Because activated charcoal will bind to certain medications please advise your doctor before using this if you are taking medications.

3. Be sure to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water while using activated charcoal.

4. Activated charcoal should be combined with a good fiber source such as psyllium powder or celery seed powder that will effectively push the charcoal through the intestines and out in the feces.

5. Take before bed & 3-4 hours after eating dinner

 activated-charcoal powder




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