I am about to let you in on a wonderful secret, especially if you are a drinker, or will be throwing it back during the holidays. Activated charcoal is a must for your supplement cabinet. It is great for bad breath and body odor, food poisoning, digestive discomfort and for hang overs.
Activated Charcoal is extremely absorbent and can attract and bind to toxicity 100xs its weight. It has a very porous surface that is negatively charged and attracts positively charged toxins and gas. It "captures" these toxins and pulls them out of the body.
If you choose to purchase Activated Charcoal make sure it is food grade. I have attached a link below to a quality coconut charcoal carried by Bulletproof. I take charcoal when I am traveling to remove environmental toxins, we use it when we niacin cleanse and on the rare occasion I do drink I will take 3 or 4 capsules with water before bed to aid in moving the alcohol though my body. Externally you can open a capsule and make a face mask, clean your teeth, or rub it on areas of your body that tend to be sensitive to breaking out. Bulletproof sources their charcoal from coconut shells. Other brands will source from wood or other environment materials and the term "activated" means it is made into a very fine powder for easy absorption.
If you use charcoal, how? Do you think it is something you can incorporate into your cleansing routine? Let me know below in the comments :)