Activated Charcoal is made from woody plant materials such as coconut husks and is “activated” by being baked to an extremely high temperature to remove all compounds except the structural carbon of the wood itself. Thus activated charcoal is a matrix with an incredibly high surface area and many recesses that attract and hold toxins, heavy metals, environmental contaminants, Candida byproducts and other compounds you do not want in your body.
Activated Charcoal has the incredibly ability to absorb and hold more toxins than any other substance known. It can bind lead, acetate, strychnine, chlorine, mercury and many other poisonous compounds. Activated charcoal renders these compounds harmless – they are no longer bioavailable and can be naturally eliminated by the body.
The use of activated charcoal dates back to ancient times. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, used it with his patients thousands of years ago, and today it is still used in ambulances and hospitals worldwide. Absorbent materials like activated charcoal area must have while on a parasite or Candida cleanse. It can help tremendously to mitigate die-off symptoms. We wouldn’t recommend doing a cleanse without it.
Activated charcoal is available in capsule or powdered form. You can mix one teaspoon of powder with water and drink it on an empty stomach. Don't use a metal spoon, and always remembering to drink plenty of water throughout the day. As it is not absorbed by your body, it may causes your stools to appear black.