What IS Activated Charcoal? And Why Is It In My Toothpaste? Posted on 2 Jun 12:27
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal (also called Activated Carbon or AC) is one of the most incredible and beneficial substances in the world!
AC is NOT Charcoal Briquettes From The Grill!
Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, bamboo or coconut shell. “Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas (oxygen) that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores.” These pores help activated charcoal “trap” chemicals.
Activated charcoal is used for many reasons, a few unexpected uses are: to treat poisonings, reduce intestinal gas (flatulence), lower cholesterol levels, prevent hangover, and treat bile flow problems (cholestasis) during pregnancy.
How does it work?
Activated charcoal is good at trapping chemicals and prevents their absorption.
Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.
When you take activated charcoal, drugs and toxins can bind to it. This helps rid the body of unwanted substances.
Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances, but it only becomes "activated charcoal" when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.
Why do people take activated charcoal?
People take activated charcoal to manage a poisoning or overdose.
When used along with other treatments, activated charcoal may be effective for an acute poisoning. But it is not useful in some cases, including poisoning from:
- Iron tablets
It also is not used to treat poisons such as strong acids or bases.
Why is AC in BlackMagic Toothpaste?
The AC in our toothpaste has been carefully designed to make whitening teeth easy and fast - without harsh bleaching chemicals!
BlackMagic uses AC to "adsorb" stains (it pulls teeth staining substances out) and toxins from the teeth and oral cavity to safely, easily and quickly whiten teeth every day. The AC is pre-mixed into our formula so there is no powdery mess in your bathroom.
BlackMagic is MADE IN THE USA! No need to guess what is in your toothpaste! We only put the most beneficial ingredients into our amazing toothpaste, so you can feel confident that your mouth is getting a safe and effective cleaning every day!