Try Activated Charcoal

Have you ever looked around and wondered how you ended up somewhere? That’s exactly how I felt in 2004 as Ms. Johnson’s caregiver. When I got there, I opened the door to the apocalypse. Heaps of boxes, newspapers, clothes, dirty dishes, and trash filled the apartment, which had become a huge storage bin. The space was almost unlivable as she had to kick her way through clutter to get from one room to the next.

Three times a week, I cleaned her apartment, but it didn’t matter. It looked the same way every time I came back. Ms. Johnson was a pain in the butt; however,  she tried her best to be health conscientious and pass that knowledge on to me. In no way was she a healthcare professional, just brave enough to take control of her health. I took mental notes on everything she shared.

Last year, I got bit by a spider, which I didn’t see as a big deal—until it’s poison ravaged my body. Huge mounds popped out on my arms and legs. I rushed to the store to buy ointment, anti-itch cream, alcohol, and peroxide. I even took a needle and pierced the bite to let the poison out. But, nothing worked.

I decided to go to the hospital worried that I might die. But then, I remembered a piece of advice that Ms. Johnson gave me. She warned that if I was ever bitten by something poisonous to take Activated Charcoal because it’ll suck the toxins right out of your body through adsorption. I took the supplement and in 24 hours the bites were gone.

You must be careful orally taking Activated Charcoal because it will dehydrate you. Drink plenty of water while taking this supplement. You also can’t eat 3 to 4 hours before of after taking this product. Activated Charcoal will stain any surface it touches (including crowns or porcelain veneers), excluding natural teeth. Always consult a physician prior to taking any artificial or herbal product that may adversely affect medication or chronic illnesses.

Activated Charcoal can also be used to whiten teeth, prevent hangovers, reduces cholesterol, and helps treat acne.

I’ve used Activated Charcoal to whiten my teeth and wanted to see if my skin would benefit. Although I no longer suffer from regular breakouts due to acne, occasionally I break out from food allergies. That wouldn’t be such a  problem if I didn’t have hyperpigmentation, which is an overproduction of melanin. The tiniest bump or scratch blemishes my skin.

I decided to try Say Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask. You can take your pick from  a long list of crazed lunatics I resembled.

If you aren’t familiar with Yes To products, they have a natural ingredient standard. Ninety-five percent of their ingredients are made with renewable resources.  They don’t use harmful ingredients like parabens and are a cruelty-free company.

I noticed immediate results from using this product. Within seconds of putting on the mask, you feel a tingling sensation that let’s you know it’s working. The biggest improvement was in my skin’s texture. The mask seemed to dull my blemishes and decrease my pores. My skin felt clean and looked more vibrant. The only con is that the product is heavily fragranced. My skin is typically sensitive to fragrances, but I haven’t had any problems.

I chose to use the mask versus the actual charcoal powder because it can get a little messy. Both give good results.

The great thing about herbal plants and their derivatives is that many of them are multi-functional. Why buy chemically enhanced whitening toothpaste, cholesterol pills, and acne cream when only one product will do?

Live. Bless. Prosper.

 

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