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VegLife Vegan Charcoal -- 250 mg - 60 Vegan Capsules


VegLife Vegan Charcoal
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VegLife Vegan Charcoal -- 250 mg - 60 Vegan Capsules

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VegLife Vegan Charcoal Description

  • 100% Vegan
  • Activated Food-Grade
  • From Coconut Shells

This product is derived from high-quality food grade sustainable charcoal sourced from coconut shells.


Directions

Use only as directed. Take one vegan capsule daily after or between meals.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Activated Charcoal (from Coconut Shells)250 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose capsule.
Warnings

Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product. A darkening of the stool may result from this product. This product is highly absorbent and may reduce the effectiveness of some medications or nutritional supplements.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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3 Ways to Use Charcoal in Your Health Routine

Activated charcoal—made from wood, peat, or coconut shells treated to increase its absorbency—is no new kid on the detox block. For years its been used in hospital emergency rooms to treat medication overdoses and poisoning. Charcoal clings to toxins, or substances such as aspirin, and prevents the body from absorbing it. Despite the myths, however, charcoal does not bind to alcohol—and is therefore not the hangover remedy it’s touted to be. (Hint: drinking a lot of water is about as good as it gets for hangover relief.)

Activated Charcoal Capsules Beside Glass of Water | Vitacost.com/blog

Because activated charcoal is not absorbed by the body—it stays in the digestive tract—combining activated charcoal with green juice can actually make the drink less healthy. Just like with toxins, the charcoal binds to the nutrients and phytochemicals from fruit and vegetables and hijacks the body’s ability to absorb them. Same caveat applies to many prescription drugs—charcoal’s propensity to bind may make medication less effective if taken at the same time.

However, charcoal may be just the ticket for gas, bloating and stomachaches. One study found symptoms of bloating and abdominal cramps due to gas were significantly reduced by activated charcoal.*

Even though charcoal may not be the best choice for hangovers or juices, it’s ability to draw out toxins makes it a great beauty ingredient. Charcoal cleansers, masks, scrubs, soaps, shampoos and even toothpaste make perfect sense, as the charcoal acts like a magnet, drawing out dirt and oil. 

Curious about charcoal—but also a little trepidatious? Here are three products with activated charcoal well worth trying:

1. Facial mask

In derma E’s Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, the activated charcoal draws out toxins from skin's pores to the surface, where they can be cleansed away.

2. DIY toothpaste

Charcoal is also used to whiten teeth and clean teeth. Dip your clean, wet toothbrush into some powdered charcoal (you can open up a capsule) or dump a capsule of charcoal on the toothbrush.

3. Shampoo

The same qualities that make charcoal great for teeth and skin make it a prime ingredient for hair care. There are many charcoal-based shampoos on the market, or you can try this easy shampoo hack: just open three charcoal capsules and add to your regular shampoo. You may notice your hair feels extra clean and has more volume.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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