The primary uses of activated coconut charcoal are detoxification, alleviation of bloating and gas, and lessening body odor from within.
Detoxifying Charcoal Powder
Coconut shells are a clean and sustainable source of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has millions of tiny pores on the surface. Through the process of adsorption, it helps trap toxins and other chemicals to assist in flushing them out from the body.
Occasional gas and bloating relief
Activated coconut charcoal powder has a long history of use in soothing occasional stomach discomforts such as indigestion, stomach pressure, bloating, and feelings of "cramping".
The highly adsorbent nature of activated charcoal allows it to capture excess gas in the GI tract, leaving you feeling comfortable again.
The Best Activated Charcoal
Enzymedica's formula is the first activated charcoal product to be certified by both the Clean Label Project and NSF Non-GMO.
Clean Label Project uses data and science to reveal the true contents of America's best-selling consumer products. Products are tested in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory for 130 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins.
These certifications demonstrate our commitment to produce the finest quality supplements on the market today.
Charcoal from Coconut Shells
While charcoal can be made from coal, wood, or other substances, activated coconut charcoal is special. It's made by burning coconut shells at a very high heat of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit with steam in the absence of oxygen. This creates millions of tiny pores per gram.
Coconut charcoal is also processed with additional steps from other sources of charcoal to remove impurities and produce finer grains, which is ideal for detoxification,
This activation alters the structure of the charcoal to create a highly adsorbant material, covered with millions of small pores. These pores are the secret to charcoal's many positive benefits for the body.
What is Adsorption?
The adsorption process is a binding process. Through adsorption, particles to a substance surface. Not to be confused with "absorption", in which particles enter into the interior of a substance.
In supplemental use, activated charcoal binds foreign substances within the pores of the charcoal for detoxification.
Usage & Notes
Activated charcoal should not be confused with common cooking charcoal such as those used with grills or fireplaces. This material has not undergone the same super-heating process required for activated charcoal.
Recommended use: Take 1/2 a teaspoon (500mg) twice daily, 3-4 hours before or after meals. Mix with your favorite beverage.
WARNING: Activated charcoal should be taken 1 hour before or after any medication. Consult with a physician prior to use if pregnant or nursing. This product is not intended as a treatment for accidental poisoning.