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Activated Charcoal Benefits

We’ve been asked a lot lately in store about activated charcoal benefits so we thought we’d list some of the most popular uses here for your perusal.

Alleviate Bloating & Flatulence

Activated charcoal is often used to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the gas-causing by-products produced by some of the foods we eat and that can lead to digestive discomfort. Its ability to mop up any excess gas means it can prevent that uncomfortably full feeling and therefore can alleviate some IBS type symptoms.

Digestive Cleanse

Activated charcoal has been used to promote a healthy digestive tract. It does so by helping remove toxins that can cause digestive irritation, oxidative damage and poor immune system function. Charcoal can be used to maintain healthy bowel function and regulate bowel motility. It’s important to routinely cleanse the digestive tract to support overall health and wellness.


Activated charcoal uses extend beyond internal applications.

Teeth Whitening

Lately we are hearing lots of reports of activated charcoal being used to whiten teeth as well as promoting good oral health by changing the pH balance in the mouth, helping prevent cavities, bad breath and gum disease.

It works to whiten teeth by adsorbing plaque and microscopic food particles that can stain teeth. This activated charcoal use is cost-effective and an all-natural solution for a bright smile.

What you need to do:

To whiten your teeth naturally; wet a toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal – the activated charcoal usually comes in an easy to open capsule. Brush your teeth with the charcoal paste, paying attention to areas showing the most staining.  Sip a bit of water, swish through mouth thoroughly and spit. Rinse well, until spit is clear.

You can use this activated charcoal to brush your teeth two-three times per week, we would not recommend any more than that.

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