The activated charcoal has many properties. He is known to effectively fight against diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, bad breath and some forms of intoxication. What is less known is that it is also very effective for whitening teeth.
How does the charcoal?
The activated carbon is obtained from a wide variety of wood, such as pine, poplar or willow. It is in the form of powder, granules or capsules, and sometimes in combination with probiotics.
This black powder cleanses the body, is a very effective detoxifier against drug overdoses or light heavy metal poisoning. It regulates intestinal transit, calming diarrhea, gastroenteritis or constipation.
Dr. Al Sears uses charcoal to detoxify. According to the doctor, can consume up to 50 grams of coal per day. However, it recommends a dose of 20 g per day divided in three doses. This treatment is to be followed for 12 days.
Once absorbed, coal triggers a phenomenon called adsorption (not absorption), that is to say, it attracts toxins which will bind to the surface of the coal particles. The body does not absorb the coal, so it passes through the intestine with all the toxins on its surface.This is why the stool color is black. Dr. Al Sears advises taking coal before meals to immediately detect toxins and prevents the body from digestive disorders.
However, the fixed and inactive charcoal activated certain medications, like birth control pills. For pregnant women, the elderly or children, it should be used for short periods. So it is advisable to see a specialist before eating.
The charcoal to whiten teeth
Because of its properties, some scientists believe that this product can also be used as toothpaste to act against plaque, stains and bacteria in the mouth.
Indeed, this powder has cleansing and bleaching properties very effective. You can use it as toothpaste once a day to whiten your teeth. Its antibacterial properties also will eliminate bad breath. However, if you notice that your teeth become more sensitive, reduce its use once or twice a week.
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