The world of nutrition is ever growing and these days the word on the street is "charcoal". I am curious, so even though I do not adhere to all trends, I like to explore them to see how they could benefit my health. Nothing is a cure-all however every little helps.
I came across activated charcoal via Instagram. Before you can say "coal?" I was online looking at the benefits. From skin & teeth whitening, to total detox cleanse, face mask and the list goes on; charcoal is something else!
Recently we started selling The Clay Cure Company Activated Charcoal Powder and their description of the benefits and wonders of activated charcoal is spot on:
Activated charcoal is a carbon based substance that has been used for health and healing purposes for over 3000 years. Activated carbon is a form of charcoal that is extremely porous and able to attract and strongly bind many harmful substances in various aqueous based environments. Activated carbon is made from wood, vegetables, and other materials and is known for its ability to filter toxins out of the water and human body.
- 500ml purified water
- Juice of one large lemon or 2 limes
- Pinch of Stevia
- 1 teaspoon of The Clay Cure activated charcoal or 2 Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal capsules, broken)
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Sprig of fresh mint (optional)
- Put all the ingredients in a blender (minus the fresh mint) and blend until all mixed up.
Enjoy** Please do your own research and if you are taking any medication please talk to your health care practitioner before taking activated charcoal. Do not use charcoal every day, it may cause constipation. If you take supplements wait 2 hours before drinking.