Gone are the days when there was no air refresher, body odor spray, tooth paste, fridge, water filters etc. how did our grand parents survive that era?  It is important to know right from the get-go that activated charcoal is not the same thing as charcoal for your grill or charred wood from the fire. Please don’t try to substitute or make your own!
Here are some benefits of activated charcoal

Teeth Whitening

Have your teeth become stained from coffee, tea, wine or berries? Activated charcoal helps whiten teeth while promoting good oral health by changing the pH balance in the mouth, helping prevent cavities, bad breath 

To whiten your teeth naturally, wet a toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal. Brush teeth as normal, paying special attention to areas showing the most staining. Sip a bit of water, swish through mouth thoroughly and spit. Rinse well, until spit is clear.

For best results, brush your teeth with activated charcoal two-three times per week.

Note: If you have crowns, caps or porcelain veneers, it’s possible that activated charcoal will stain them. also, if your teeth become sensitive, quit using it.

Odour Prevention And Stain Removal

Activated charcoal is fabulous at absorbing odors, which is one reason it’s used in air filters and even in certain wound care situations where odor becomes an issue. It also serves as stain remover.

Water Filtration

Activated charcoal also helps remove contaminants from water. It is used in the Berkey system that our family used for years and even in most water pitcher systems. The 14-stage filter we have now also uses charcoal to filter water

Poison and Toxin Remedy

Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.When you take activated charcoal, drugs and toxins can bind to it. This helps rid the body of unwanted substances.

When used along with other treatments, activated charcoal may be effective for an acute poisoning. But it is not useful in some cases, including poisoning from:

  • Cyanide
  • Lithium
  • Alcohol
  • Iron tablets

Alleviates Gas & Bloating

One activated charcoal use often overlooked is to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort.


Author: Toney Tengey

This is Toney Tengey. Blogger and the Editor in Chief of LyfeRepublic.com Thrives on fast-paced environments and has a high-energy personality. Toney shares ideas and information working relentlessly to provide accurate content. Her experience with blogging has taught her the importance of being thorough, always emphasizing quality content. Enjoy!  


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