The body has its own inert systems and pathways to detoxify everyday. However, with the fun that comes with holidays and summer, our bodies need a little extra push in the right direction.
Enter activated coconut charcoal, a natural remedy that’s been used for centuries to help settle the tummy and pull toxins from the body. As I have written before, activated coconut charcoal is still used in some hospitals to remedy alcohol and some medication overdoses and has also been used in Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western medicine to pull toxins from the body and help ease tummy complaints.
Activated coconut charcoal works by a process of “adsorption” which means “to bind to”, not absorption.
It doesn’t have a strong taste, despite its appearances and you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it actually tastes good!
Here are some main ways activated coconut charcoal can help you detox in style>>>
1. Trap and bind toxins
The teeny tiny pores in activated coconut charcoal trap and bind toxins in the body, allowing your system to eliminate them. So, if you have been enjoying a few too many party indulgences, the charcoal will trap them, helping to reduce bloating.
2. Heavy metal detoxification
Activated Coconut Charcoal can also be effective in heavy metal detoxification. Jessica Sepel, nutritionist and health blogger, says she can vouch for its powers of detoxification. “I had mercury poisoning and charcoal assisted in the removal of it – it binds to toxins in the body and carries them out. It’s an amazing heavy metal detoxifier!”
3. Bad breath and BO
Do you find you have bad BO or a pongy breath? Often this can be because of a build up of toxins in the body, which have not been effectively eliminated.
4. Calm bloating
Helps calm the bloating and digestive unease that can go hand in hand with eating out and processed foods. I am pretty sensitive to restaurant food and have to stay well away from most Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants because of the hidden MSG and additives. If I have no other choice, I’ll always drink an Imbibe activated coconut charcoal before bed and another in the morning to help flush out the additives. It has made a massive difference!
5. Detox for your skin
It’s great for the skin because it helps pull the impurities out from the surface. You can give your insides a similar treat by drinking the Imbibe activated coconut charcoal water kefir.
Because activated coconut charcoal detoxifies the body and flushes toxins causing free radical damage, your organs overall will be under less stress. The flow on effect of having less chemicals in the body that cause cellular damage will be a natural protection against anti aging.
At Imbibe, I believe that true beauty starts within. That’s why I’m so passionate about including the benefits of living fermented probiotic drinks with potent medicinal ingredients, like activated coconut charcoal.