What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal isn't the same as the charcoal that you might use in your fireplace or barbeque. It's a form of charcoal that has been processed to have small, low‑volume pores, increasing the surface area available for absorption, and can bind to chemicals and toxins and flush them from the body. In fact, Activated Charcoal powder is in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines because it is considered a safe and effective medicine to use as an antidote to poison.
The Activation Process
Making Activated Charcoal involves heating carbon-rich materials, such as wood, coconut shells, or sawdust, to very high temperatures. This process reduces the size of the pores in the charcoal, significantly increasing the size of its overall surface area.
Activated Charcoal's microporous texture helps trap toxins, such as the manufactured chemicals in processed food or pesticides on fruit and vegetables, and stops the body from absorbing them. This can improve the digestion of nutrients (such as protein, vitamins and minerals) and help skin health, increase energy and counteract cellular damage.
Because Activated Charcoal helps to remove toxins and chemicals via the digestive tract, this puts less strain on the kidneys. A study carried out in 2006 found that Activated Charcoal improves the adaptive functioning of the kidneys in patients with chronic kidney disease. And in 2011 the European Food Safety Authority released this report stating that there is evidence that Activated Charcoal can reduce excessive gas.
While the body is generally great at self-cleansing from the odd beer or wine, coffee or restaurant meal, if the toxic load is too great, these foreign bodies can’t be handled effectively. Qt Beaū contains Activated Charcoal to support the body in removing toxins along with collagen to maintain skin health, energy, and vitality.