Antler Farms Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® ACTIVATED CHARCOAL BETTER THAN THE REST?
✅ 100% Pure - Antler Farms® Activated Charcoal is 100% pure, clean activated charcoal. Vegan, gluten free, odorless and tasteless with no fillers, binders, chemicals, additives, or GMOs.
✅ Organic Coconut - Our activated charcoal is virgin (never used) charcoal made from organic, wild harvested coconut shells. Coconut shells are the cleanest, preferred source of activated charcoal.
✅ Powerful Detox - Antler Farms® Activated Charcoal is a superior broad-spectrum binder. The high adsorption properties acts as a powerful detoxifier to eliminate unwanted substances out of the body.
✅ Steam Activated - Our charcoal is steam-activated in a state of the art, efficient industrial furnace. The heating process removes all impurities, increases the porosity, and boosts its overall effectiveness.
✅ Food Grade - Antler Farms® Activated Charcoal is certified USP food grade, meaning it is completely safe for consumption. Tested for purity, our activated charcoal is milled to be ultra-fine with a smooth, soft texture.
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal, also known as activated carbon, is highly porous form of carbon. It is made by heating natural materials such as coal, hardwood, bamboo or coconut shells to a very high temperature.
When heated, the charcoal “activation” process removes any impurities in the material while at the same time dramatically increases its adsorptive qualities (not to be confused with absorption). Adsorption is the process where molecules of a substance attach to the surface of another.
The surface of activated charcoal is very porous. There are millions of pores and crevices on the surface of charcoal particles. Incredibly, just 3 grams (six capsules) of our activated charcoal powder has about the same surface area as a football field.
The tremendously porous structure of activated charcoal is what makes it capable of trapping toxins and chemicals in the body.
Scientifically, it acts by electrostatically binding molecules together. Positive charged toxins and gases bind to the negative charge of the porous activated charcoal. Because activated charcoal is not absorbed by your body, it carries toxins out of the body as it is excreted.
Activated charcoal is very different from charcoal that you use to grill. Traditional charcoal is not very porous. It does have any adsorption qualities and therefore does not have any medicinal use.
Our activated charcoal is USP (U. S. Pharmacopoeia) food-grade. It is odorless, tasteless and non-toxic, and considered safe for consumption by the Food and Drug Administration. It is generally very well-tolerated with no side effects.
What are the Benefits of Activated Charcoal?
The adsorbent properties of charcoal have been in knowledge since the 18th century. It has been used to prevent poisoning in humans and animals and for air and water filtration. It has also received universal recognition for its clinical benefits. The primary uses of activated coconut charcoal are for detoxification, as a digestive aid and as a topical cleanser.
NATURAL DETOXIFIER: Activated charcoal is used all over the world as a safe way to eliminate unwanted substances out of the body. It works by binding to an incredibly large amount of common toxins such as bacteria, poisons, heavy metals, chemicals and bile acid. Activated charcoal also binds to certain drugs and components of alcohol.
As a broad-spectrum binder, activated charcoal acts as a powerful detoxifier.
Regular use of activated charcoal prevents or reduces the amount of harmful substances from being absorbed into body. Instead, the toxins are trapped by the charcoal and flushed out the body as a waste product, making activated charcoal a great way to cleanse the entire digestive tract.
DIGESTIVE AID FOR GAS AND BLOATING: Activated coconut charcoal can be used as a natural aid for bloating and excessive gas. Excessive gas can be found in the form of stomach bloating, belching, and the passing of gas (flatulence).
Eating too much of certain foods, malabsorption of foods, and overactive bacteria in the colon are all possible causes of excessive gas. There are also many digestive disorders that can cause excess gas.
Activated charcoal works by entering the digestive tract and binding to gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause stomach discomfort and flatulence. It also binds to the acids that cause indigestion, acid reflux, diarrhea and bloating.
Activated charcoal can be used regularly. However, the most ideal times to take activated charcoal are when you drink alcohol, eat processed foods, eat gas-producing foods, eat at restaurants, eat in questionable places such as while traveling, or when you overeat.
WARNING: Do not take activated charcoal with medications. It can prevent the body from absorbing them. Be sure to drink plenty of water when taking activated charcoal.
TOPICAL CLEANSER: The same way that activated charcoal binds to toxins inside the body it also can bind to toxins outside the body. Activated charcoal is one of the best natural pore cleansing ingredients. Acne and other skin conditions are caused by the unhealthy build-up of oil, bacteria, and dirt on the surface of your skin. Activated charcoal can remove these substances from your pores, leaving your skin clean and refreshed.
Activated charcoal also can be used to whiten teeth.
How is Antler Farms® Activated Charcoal Made?
Antler Farms® Activated Charcoal is made from organic, wild harvested coconut shells.
Coconut shells are a clean, preferred source of activated charcoal.
While charcoal can be made from coal, wood or other substances, organic coconut charcoal is the best source. Coconut shell activated charcoal does not contain harmful chemical agents, has a large amount of micro to mesopores (5 nm - 50 nm), and contains a neutral PH. The millions of tiny pores in our ultra-fine charcoal powder makes it a superior binding agent.
Our coconut activated charcoal comes from the wild, sustainable organic coconuts harvested in India. The shells are a byproduct of coconut water and coconut milk that are sold for consumption.
The coconut shells are first thoroughly cleaned so there is no food matter on the husks and fully dried. Next, the shells are burned to create a char. To activate the charcoal, the charred shells are heated for many hours in an industrial furnace. The furnace uses steam to heat the shells to a very high temperature, over 1,700°F degrees. During the steam-activation process, impurities are removed and the pores are enlarged, increasing the effectiveness of the charcoal.
It is important that the heating occurs without the presence of oxygen as this produces the optimum carbonization required for high quality charcoal. The activation process demands attention to all operating conditions including the amount of steam, heating time, temperature, oxygen content, and pressure.
Once the activated charcoal is cooled, it is washed with water to remove the soluble ash content. The activated charcoal is then finely ground and screened before encapsulation.
Antler Farms® Activated Charcoal is 100% pure, clean activated charcoal. Vegan, gluten free, odorless and tasteless with no fillers, binders, chemicals, additives, or GMOs.
How to Make Charcoal Manuka Honey Mask at Home
On the surface of our skin, activated charcoal has the same purifying and detoxifying benefits that it does inside our bodies.
Charcoal acts as a magnet on the skin, attracting dirt, oil, and grime from the surface of your pores. By drawing impurities from the skin, it can stop blemishes from forming. It also works as a gentle exfoliator by removing dead skin cells, leaving the skin visibly brighter.
Creating a charcoal mask is very simple and can be done with just a few ingredients.
Add one tablespoon of Manuka honey to a small dipping bowl. Then open the activated charcoal capsules and put only the powder into the bowl (discard the empty capsule halves). Finally add a drop of lavender oil and stir gently until it forms a smooth paste.
Apply a thin layer on your face avoiding the eyes and lips. Let the mask sit for 10-20 minutes before washing off with warm water.