Hi, hi, hi.
Heard of charcoal pills?
Chances are you haven’t, or you have & you’re super obsessed.
If you haven’t, let’s talk.
First things first: WHAT THE HELL ARE CHARCOAL PILLS?
Well they’re exactly that: pills that are charcoal.
Wait, hold up. WHAT?
Yesssss. Bear with me.
I first found out about charcoal from my friend, Annie of Suja Juice. I asked her some tips for feeling better when I was SICK AS A DOG. She recommended charcoal to eliminate toxins AKA sick-ass germs.
♥ Contains many small chambers & cavities that capture/bind-up unwanted materials & gas
♥ Safely carries unwanted materials and gas out of the digestive system
♥ One of the finest natural adsorbent agents
♥ Provides fast detoxing for better digestion & rejuvenation
&…don’t tell your mom The Skinny Confidential told you this BUT it’s kind of the best hangover cure ever.
It’s like a Dementor from Harry Potter: it sucks the hangover from your soul.
A little more charcoal research for ya because you guys know I LOVE MY F-ING RESEARCH!!
According to this source the powered version of charcoal is AWESOME for whitening teeth ( need to try this ASAP ): “while you might not think that a black powder could actually whiten teeth, you’d be surprised – all you have to do is sprinkle charcoal onto a toothpaste-ladened toothbrush, and brush away. Your mouth may look really bizarre when you brush with charcoal, but if you do this daily, you’ll notice a difference within a couple of weeks. Activated charcoal is odorless and tasteless, so aside from having temporarily black teeth, you won’t be able to tell you’ve got charcoal in your mouth. Keep in mind that activated charcoal is a fine black powder. Although it won’t stain your skin, it can be messy to use, so keep a wet paper towel on hand for a quick clean-up in case you spill” ( HAS ANYONE DONE THIS? IF YOU HAVE, PLEASE SHARE!! ).
As far as ingesting charcoal in pill form, “activated charcoal is a highly absorbent material with millions of tiny pores that can capture, bind, and remove up to 100 times the charcoal’s weight in toxins. The porous surface has a negative electric charge that attracts positively charged toxins and gas to be carried easily out of the body.
Toxins from low quality, processed food, and environmental pollution are a real problem. It is important to help your body eliminate them to promote a healthy digestive system and brain. Chronic exposure to toxins produces cellular damage, allergic reactions, compromised immunity, and more rapid aging. Regular use of activated charcoal is easy on the colon and can remove unwanted toxins from your body, leaving you feeling renewed and more vibrant, often in minutes. Try it even once and you’ll feel a difference!”
AKA if you need to have a bowel movement, try charcoal as an all-natural, healthy option. Laxatives were supposedly cool circa 1995 when Cher met Dee. I was never a fan— OUCH!
All natural options are the way to go ( literally though? ). & since we are on the subject of poo, if you need a healthier bowel movement: DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR CHIA SEEDS after popping your charcoal pill.
So, it honestly doesn’t matter which brand you buy as long as the only ingredient is charcoal. I have this kind ( it’s $12 bucks!! ) in my medi cabinet & it works great. There’s also one by BulletProof which is fun because it contains coconut oil too..but it’s more pricey.
Anyone else as obsessed with charcoal as I am??!
+ as always, consult a doctor before taking any kind of pill.