Pure Coconut Charcoal To Detox, Cleanse, And Relieve
Activated charcoal is a natural remedy that’s been in use since the Ancient Egyptians dating back to almost 4000 BC. In those times, pure charcoal was used… but modern manufacturing practices have led to many charcoal products today that are:
1. Packed with binders, fillers, and bulking agents that interfere with their effectiveness.
2. Sourced from undesirable or unsustainable ingredients, such as wood, bamboo, or peat
In contrast, Pure Health Activated Coconut Charcoal is sourced entirely from sustainably grown, non-GMO coconut shells. This means you get 100% pure charcoal that only contains what you need to detox, cleanse, and relieve any distress you may be feeling.
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What Exactly Is Activated Coconut Charcoal?
You already know what charcoal is - simply the by-product of burning anything carbon based, like wood or even coconut shells! The “activated” part comes from the super-high temperatures the carbon gets subjected to. This creates incredibly fine charcoal powder with microscopic pores which have the ability to bind to toxins, heavy metals, and other substances that disrupt our body’s functioning. This is what makes it so effective against food poisoning, diarrhoea, and other nasties, as it simply cleans out what’s causing the problem.
De-stress Digestion… Trap Toxins… Deepen A Detox…
While it’s been used for millennia, charcoal’s found new popularity as a supplement - and a lot of that comes down to modern day diets and the prevalence of processed foods. The kinds of foods many eat today can cause bloating, digestive issues, gas, or worse - and charcoal can be an effective answer to all of those. Plus, activated charcoal helps eliminate toxins to provide badly-needed relief if you’ve over-indulged or simply made a poor meal choice.
Activated Coconut Charcoal isn’t necessarily something you take daily, though it’s handy to have available. Here are 4 reasons in particular where Activated Charcoal can make a big difference:
- Overindulgence - It’s easy to occasionally overindulge, whether it’s at the Christmas dinner table, “grazing” at a party, or tucking into a Friday night take-away. But a big or greasy meal might not always sit happily in your gastrointestinal tract. Activated Coconut Charcoal can help with the resulting gas, bloating and uncomfortable tummy.
- Eating out - When eating out, we often come across foods that aren’t part of our daily diets, and sometimes they have ingredients we wouldn’t choose ourselves. With Activated Coconut Charcoal, you’re prepared to prevent intestinal gas and bloating from ruining your evening.
- Drinking alcohol - Charcoal binds to toxins, and the body considers alcohol to be a toxin. This means taking Activated Charcoal can be beneficial when you’re having (or after) a big night out.
- Eating processed foods - Some processed foods are a struggle to digest, which can unleash a host of side effects on our unsuspecting bodies. Activated Coconut Charcoal can help ease unwanted side effects when taken before or even after you’ve eaten.
There’s one time you won’t want to be using Activated Coconut Charcoal: whenever you’re taking other medications, vitamins, or supplements. This is because charcoal binds to a wide range of substances - some of which may be in whatever you’re taking.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take Activated Coconut Charcoal at all if you use other supplements or medications. Simply wait until the minerals, vitamins, or nutrients you take are absorbed by your digestive system before taking Activated Charcoal so it doesn’t inadvertently bind to them.
Each capsule is filled with 334mg of Pure Health Activated Coconut Charcoal. We recommend taking a high-strength 2000mg dose to get the full effectiveness from it.
Please note that when you take Activated Coconut Charcoal, you might see black bowel movements. This is perfectly normal, especially if you’ve just started taking charcoal! If you take too much, you may experience constipation. If this happens, drink plenty of water, increase consumption of high fibre foods to keep your digestive system moving, and don’t take the supplement until everything has returned to normal.
4 Advantages To Activated Coconut Charcoal
Depending on what we eat or in what state our digestive system’s in, gas can be a real problem. Activated Charcoal can be a way to reduce excess gas - and that’s been endorsed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)¹.
Gas can be caused by liquids and gases trapped in the intestine. But thanks to the millions of tiny holes in Activated Charcoal, these trapped substances can easily pass through those holes, thereby neutralising them. One study² found people who took 140 mg Activated Charcoal three times a day saw a 50% reduction in the gas they experienced.
When you have gas, bloating is often another symptom you have to deal with. Research³ has shown Activated Charcoal can be a solution for bloating. Pure Health Activated Charcoal is created by heating charcoal from coconut shells at super-high temperatures. This process forms microscopic “spaces” in the charcoal’s structure, which trap gas molecules in your digestive system and reduce bloating and the gas behind it.
Ease Food Poisoning Symptoms
Food poisoning can range from anywhere between uncomfortable to serious. Fortunately, Activated Charcoal can be used to ease the symptoms of food poisoning or even prevent the unpleasant effects of eating certain types of foods.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) actually lists⁴ Activated Charcoal as an essential medicine for this very reason - a poisoning antidote. Plus, since it prevents the body absorbing toxic substances, you can use it to reduce symptoms such as stomach cramps or nausea. A 2017⁵ review noted that Activated Charcoal might trap diarrhea-causing bacteria and thus reduce its effects.
Prevent A Hangover
There’s a common belief that Activated Charcoal can help reduce a hangover. Alcohol - as pleasurable as it sometimes can be - is still a toxin, and Activated Charcoal absorbs and cleans up toxins. Whilst this has yet to be thoroughly investigated, one study⁶ showed that consuming Activated Charcoal at the same time as alcohol prevented blood alcohol levels rising.
1. European Food Safety Authority., 2006, Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to activated charcoal and reduction of excessive intestinal gas accumulation (ID 1938) and reduction of bloating (ID 1938) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2049
2. Melchior, C. et al., 2017, Efficacy of antibiotherapy for treating flatus incontinence associated with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0180835
3. Mann, S. & Cheung, E., 2003, Activated Charcoal Reduces Lactulose-Induced Breath Hydrogen in Patients with Excessive Gas and in Controls https://ucdavis.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/activated-charcoal-reduces-lactulose-induced-breath-hydrogen-in-p
4. World Health Organicsation., 2021, WHO model list of essential medicines - 22nd List https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-MHP-HPS-EML-2021.02
5. Senderovich, H. & Vierhout, M., 2017, Is there a role for charcoal in palliative diarrhoea management? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03007995.2017.1416345
6. Hulten, B. et al., 1986 Does alcohol absorb to activated charcoal? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3710499/