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What is charcoal?
It is the lightweight black carbon-based material made from heating wood and other materials without oxygen. Activated charcoal, which is the more common version for health and beauty products, has been ‘activated’ to form small, low-volume pores in order to increase the surface area. This ‘activating’ process helps to increase the surface area to mass ratio, making it more absorbent.
How is charcoal made?
One common process to make this is by steam activation. In this process, the coconut shells are heated to create char which is then ‘activated’ at high temperatures via steam and with an absence of oxygen. By using steam activation, it helps to remove volatile compounds and helps to form pores, creating activated version of the same.
Is charcoal good for you?
The activated version can have so many uses as well as potential benefits then if used correctly it can be good for us. For example if you are looking to detox your skin then a black mask of this is very popular and could be great for the skin. If ingesting, it is not recommended not to take in supplement form as these would not have been regulated and carefully measured. However, if using an activated supplement then there are many reasons suggesting that it can be good for us in certain aspects.
Uses and benefits of charcoal
It has many uses in the health, wellbeing and beauty industry. For beauty, it can be used to help whiten teeth and is a popular ingredient in detoxing and cleansing face masks and hair masks. For wellbeing it also has many uses including helping with digestive issues such as bloating and gassiness, helping to detox the body from toxins and some have even used it for hangovers.
Medically it has sometimes been used for alcohol and chemical poisoning.
Where to buy charcoal supplements
At WeightWorld we offer a high-quality supplement that can be great for those looking to discover the benefits of activated charcoal for themselves. Our supplement contains activated powder made from coconut shells and boasts a powerful 1000mg daily strength.