Since 1550 BC (maybe even earlier) peeps have been getting down with Activated Charcoal. At The Cleanse Kitchen, we’re kicking it ancient style and using Activated Charcoal for just about everything ~ let us explain a little more.
So what is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal is negatively charged carbon that has been treated with oxygen. The effect is the creation of a magnet for positively charged toxins, absorbing “pesticides or nonorganic veggies, dioxins on fish from contaminated waters, and even neurotoxins from breathing in mould,” – Integrative Physician Jeffery Morrison.
Aside from on the shelves of health food stores and natural beauty bloggers, you’ll also find Activated Charcoal in emergency rooms across the globe for use as an antidote to poisoning as it can absorb toxic chemicals before they harm the body.
Why we drink it…
So lets put 2 and 2 together here: if Activated Charcoal is used to remove toxicity out of the body when it is poisoned, reason says it can also be used to draw out smaller and less serious forms of toxins in the body. You picking up what we are putting down?
Simply put 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal into a delicious Cold Pressed Juice (or into water if you’re feeling super boss), then sip on it! Meanwhile, you’re are creating an environment in your gut that’s not conducive to toxic build-up.
We aren’t doctors, only doctors of raw nutrients in juice form, however we do love to use Activated Charcoal sporadically, on occasions like – in no particular order – during a Juice Cleanse, after a few too many Apple Martini’s or if we’re generally feeling bloated and can’t deal! << insert emoji of choice here >>
Important Note: Charcoal is not known to be toxic, though it should not be taken within two hours of vitamins or medications because it will keep the body from adsorbing them. And as always, speak to a medical professional if you’re in any way suss on our brilliance.
Basically, let’s get activated!
The Cleanse Kitchen xxx
PS. FLASH OFFER: Purchase any Three Day Cleanse and get 3 FREE Activated Charcoal Boosters! (*For the first 15 people only).