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Activated charcoal wonder drug: what makes it so indispensable?

Activated charcoal is one of the oldest known medicines. The black powder was already used by the Egyptians and is still considered one of the most important products to cleanse the body. Activated charcoal is not only used for gastrointestinal problems and detox cures, but is also used in cosmetic products. You can find all information about the popular activated carbon here.

What is the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal?

Coal is formed, similar to petroleum, when plant remains are deposited and compressed in the ground over millions of years. Mostly it is brown or hard coal, which is mined and burned with huge machines. Activated charcoal is biochar that is produced under special circumstances.

What is activated carbon?

It is carbon that is obtained from vegetable raw materials. The material is largely porous and open-pored. This means that this material is comparable to a sponge and thus absorbs toxins and detoxifies the body. An effect that has been used in classical medicine for years, but recently also for cosmetic purposes and to support detoxification cures.

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The black powder is 100% of vegetable origin. Coconut shells are used for the activated carbon, which is used for cosmetic products.

How is activated carbon made?

At the very beginning there is, for example, the coconut or the coconut shell. This is first charred and then activated with steam. Hence “active” carbon.
In the subsequent activation, a distinction is made between gas activation and chemical activation.

Gas activation

A very hot gas stream (700-1000 ° C) of water vapor, carbon dioxide and air converts part of the material into carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which escape as gas. In the end, the porous, active carbon remains.

Chemical activation

Not quite as hot ("only" 400-800 ° C), but with a lot of chemicals, porous activated carbon is also created here, directly from the uncarburized raw material. The chemicals are recovered and reused.

➡️ You can find more information about the production and effects of activated carbon here.

Where is activated carbon used?

Activated carbon is important for medicine. It neutralizes toxins in the body and thus prevents toxins from entering the bloodstream and is therefore administered in the event of poisoning. It is also used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Due to the detox effect of activated charcoal, this substance is no longer only administered in hospitals, but also used by many people for daily detoxification.

Another, ever growing area in which activated carbon is used is the cosmetics industry. Their effect is particularly suitable for thorough cleaning and is used for this purpose in various cosmetics, for example in toothpastes with a lightening effect, but above all in deep cleansing skin masks. Beneva Black offers various products for skin cleansing, which contain activated carbon. This includes peeling, soap with activated charcoal and the well-known black mask. In addition, your teeth will be noticeably whiter with the after just a few applications Beneva Black Powder.

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What does activated charcoal do for the body?

Activated charcoal not only helps with gastrointestinal diseases, but also with minor stomach ailments. For example, the feeling of fullness can be alleviated, it helps against gas and diarrhea and can even serve as a natural laxative for digestive problems. It also has a detoxifying effect on the body, which is why it is also used for detox cures.

Side effects when taking activated charcoal

The medicinal activated charcoal works in a purely physical way in the body. This means that it is eliminated unchanged. Hence also exist few side effectsIt should be noted, however, that activated charcoal not only binds toxins, but also other nutrients. Therefore it would be possible, for example, that the effect of drugs is neutralized.

What does activated charcoal do for appearance?

In the beauty industry, activated charcoal is celebrated as a miracle cure. It is especially found in products for skin cleansing because it removes dirt and pollutants from the skin and hair. The pores are opened and, similar to a magnet, it pulls all dirt particles, fine dust, make-up residues and fat particles out of the skin, which prevents impurities and blackheads and clearly clarifies the complexion. In order to maintain the natural balance of the skin, treatments containing activated carbon should not be used more than once or twice a week. From Beneva Black you get all the products with activated charcoal that you need for a pure complexion. The Black Mask binds toxins and pulls out your blackheads, for finer pores. The Black peeling your skin renews that Black soap purifies them. Toothpaste is also sometimes mixed with activated charcoal. With their help, plaque and discoloration can be removed, making the teeth significantly whiter. The Beneva Black Powder Even for shiny white teeth after just a few applications.

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