Two Healthy Holiday Secret Weapons

activated charcoal

Activated Charcoal + Digestive Bitters

These are two simple and effective tools to keep handy during this time of the year that is filled with food you don't eat on the daily. 

Bitters stimulate your digestive system to break down your food, balance appetite, curb sugar cravings, soothe gas & bloat. They help your body’s ability to absorb and assimilate vitamins, all while supporting your liver to detox optimally.

Look for bitters that contain digestive and detoxifying effects like gentian root, burdock root, yellow dock, fennel seed, or ginger. Add a few drops on your tongue or in a small glass of water before or after a meal. 

Activated charcoal dates back to 1550 B.C. when it was used as an antidote for poison. Nowadays, it is been medicinally used as a detoxifier and to relieve stomach troubles. Activated charcoal moves through the gastrointestinal tract absorbing toxins, trapped gas, and hydrogen sulphide, that rotten egg smell. 

It can also help prevent hangovers, by absorbing chemicals and toxins that alcohol contains. It can stop a case of food poisoning from progressing if taken immediately after feeling ill.

For the common case of gas, take a 500 mg capsule an hour and half after each meal away from food or an hour before a meal, meds or supplements as it will stop their absorption and with lots of water. It’s great to use occasionally but not recommended to become reliant on it.

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