Activated charcoal has been used in medicine for detox reasons that date back to 1550 BC. It is commonly used to help patients because of it ability to absorb toxins and chemicals that can harm the body. These include aspirin, chlorine, mercury, and alcohol.
Uniquely made up of peat, coal, petroleum, wood, and coconut shell, activated charcoal provides many benefits for your health.
Benefits of Activated Charcoal:
- Helping people who have overdosed on drugs
- Relieving intestinal discomforts
- Naturally detoxifies the body
- Water purification
- Helps boost energy
- Flattens the stomach and reduces bloating
- Cures hangovers
Furthermore, a common way to consume activated charcoal is in capsule form or mixed with water and lemon. Its powerful detoxifying abilities allows toxins in the body to attach to itself.
Additionally, heavy metals, viruses, and other toxins are flushed out of the system. Although activated charcoal will not give you the strong caffeinated energy boost like coffee will, when the body is free of toxins it will automatically give you a more natural boost.
Equally important, if you drink multiple green juices throughout the day, you need to cut back on charcoal drinks. Activated charcoal’s ability to absorb everything becomes harmful if too much is consumed.
Also, timing is very important when drinking activated charcoal. Eating tons of fruits and vegetables throughout the day can help replace lost nutrients that the charcoal absorbs.
Charcoal Lemonade Recipe:
- 16 oz of filtered water
- 1 organic lemon
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal
- 1 pinch of Himalayan salt
- Fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil (optional)
- Squeeze lemon into the water in a measuring cup.
- Add salt and maple syrup.
- Mix it until it dissolves.
- Pour ⅔ of the mix to a mason jar.
- Open the capsules and add the charcoal powder into the remaining water.
- Mix the charcoal and the water.
- Add it to the mason jar with the lemon water.
- Mix it well.
- Add herbs if desired.