Detox or cleanse are one of the most used and well known terms for regimens that are cleansing or which for some detoxification habits like drinking organic vegetable juices or lemon water and that sort of stuff. Maybe the detox term that is used is wrong because we will never be able to fully detoxify our body from all of the toxins that are stacked inside it.
The treatments or practices that are famous and known due to their ability to detoxify or cleanse our body from toxins, are highly beneficial for us, but however they will never be able to fully detox our body, because that is simply physically impossible!
But this doesn’t mean that there is no way to detox your body. There are many ways to do that, such as drinking plenty of water, eliminating caffeine, sleep more, nourish your body with pure natural foods, eliminate all toxic habits such as alcohol and cigarettes and many other ways. These ways are all beneficial and positive, because they are detoxifying or cleansing practices that will lower the toxic waste in our body for sure.
And these are the main reasons why people start to experience clear skin, increased energy level, better sleep quality, improved digestion, vibrant mind, eliminated bloating and many other positive benefits.
If you have tried some detoxification method in your life, you surely have experienced at least two of the benefits that we mentioned above, and if you want to know even more, keep reading the article below.
We want to show you some minor detoxification practices which are preformed on daily basis, which are actually working behind the scenes and are providing long-term benefits, but they don’t provide any short duration effects because they are not cleaners with a high intensity.
Daily Detoxification Practices:
- Dry brushing.
- Using natural personal care products.
- Drinking lemon water in the morning.
- Drinking cold-pressed vegetable juices and eating organic when possible.
- Eliminating the foods that contain: refined sugar, inflammatory fats, and foods like cow dairy, wheat and packed or processed foods.
- Keep alcohol for a special occasion.
- Being wise about the caffeine intake.
- Getting the needed water supply.
- Have a detox bath with Himalayan salt, Epsom salts or alka bath.
These everyday minor detox methods or practices can be very positive for you, because they will lower the whole toxic load in your body, and will keep you vibrant and thrive every day!
At the beginning of a new year, after a long period of stress and during a change in seasons, are all periods of opportunities when it is wise to start a detoxification treatment or a practice in order to detoxify your body and internal organs from the toxins and waste that is stacked up.
In this article we would like to share with you a detoxification elixir that all of us can enjoy this period. In only 2 weeks by drinking a cup with this elixir on daily basis you will notice the benefits and the positive changes in your digestion, skin and energy levels.
The elixir is pretty simple to prepare, it doesn’t cost much and it lasts a longer period if it is stored in the fridge. The process is quite simple, you just pop off the lid, pour it inside and enjoy the benefits! This elixir is the most simple reset cleanse even for the busiest people.
Dark Arts Elixir
We call it this way because the elixir has a dark color and is quite deep to look at, it is like some sort of a dark magic or something. The ingredients that are used for the preparation of the elixir are very simple: Himalayan salt, pure maple syrup, activated charcoal, lemon juice and filtered water.
All of the ingredients are giving the elixir the benefits that it provides not only the taste, and the activated charcoal is providing the most benefits for this black lemonade and makes it the most effective cleansing method ever!
First thing you need to know about the activated charcoal is that, it is not same as the barbecue charcoal. So don’t think that you can eat charcoal from your fireplace or your barbecue. The activated charcoal is made for personal care and supplementation, and it is not toxic (also used for face masks and teeth whitening).
The activated charcoal is made with a very simple process, mostly burning a source of carbon, which is most commonly coconut shells or wood. The very high temperature is removing the oxygen, and the steam is activating the carbon, which creates a material which is an absorbent that has a fine mesh similar to pores, which has the ability to remove, bind or capture some toxins/poisons that have a lot more weight than the charcoal.
But you need to know that the briquettes that are used for the barbecue are highly carcinogenic, and their only purpose is to serve as fuel and they are 100% unsafe for intake. The briquettes of charcoal are a lot similar to lighter fluids and the charcoal briquettes are very toxic as well.
It is the same with the diatomaceous earth, it comes in a toxic form and in 100% food grade, which is not safe for us to consume, it is the same with the activated charcoal as well. If anyone asks you if they can use the charcoal from their barbecue, they are probably joking with you or want you to lose your mind.
In our own experiences we were satisfied with the charcoal’s provided benefits such as bomb face mask, teeth whitening, eliminating any digestive issues, alleviate bloating and gas, and with drinking the Dark Arts Elixir, even providing further cleansing and detox.
The activated charcoal is used mostly for poisoning or drug overdose, because it has the ability to bond with the toxins found in the body, and stops the body from absorbing them. But some studies are quite inconclusive, because there is no study done so far that has proven which toxins the activated charcoal cannot or can eliminate.
We have done some research on our own, and we haven’t found any conclusive facts about the charcoal’s abilities, but in our opinion this ingredient is highly beneficial and you need to continue reading to see how this elixir is made.
We have tried the Dark Arts Elixir for our own, and we have been using it for 2 weeks, and the first thing we noticed was an enormous improvements. We got a higher quality of sleep, skin was glowing and much clear, improved digestion, reduced and almost no bloating, more energized, and vibrant. Would you say that these are all the effects from this elixir?
We also noticed that the people who have tried this elixir, loved it and they were amazed by the benefits and afterward effects. But the best thing about that is that we have experienced them too, we shared that positive radiance and we didn’t make any changes in our lifestyles or diets as well. And that is another proof that the activated charcoal is a highly beneficial ingredient.
This product as we said can also be used for teeth brushing, not only that it will clean them well, but it will make them whiter and whiter every time you wash them. This means that it is also a natural product for teeth whitening!
Take a look at below on how to make the elixir for detoxification at home, with the ingredients you probably already have at home and without spending a lot of money.
Preparation of the Dark Arts Elixir
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- A teaspoon of activated charcoal (about 3 or 4 capsules)
- 1/4 cup of pure Maple Syrup
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 cups of filtered Water
- Get the lemons and squeeze the required amount of juice. Try using a handheld juicer for the lemons, that way you will squeeze the most juice out of it.
- If you have the activated charcoal in a capsule form, carefully open them and add them into the lemon juice.
- Put all of the left ingredients in the juice as well, and start to stir. Once the mixture becomes homogeneous store it in a container and put it in your fridge.
- Drink this drink in the morning on an empty stomach, it is best to have it an hour before your breakfast. You can have it before going to bed, and also it would be wise to consume it an hour before going to bed. Make sure you shake the mixture before drinking from it, because the charcoal settles at the bottom or the top.
- Pick your portions wise, and make sure they are equal.
- It can last for 5 days maximum when it is refrigerated.
Note: It is best to store it in a 1 liter jar, than you can fill it up with water and drink equal amounts every day. Don’t forget to shake it before drinking it. Keep it refrigerated.
The activated charcoal is made for detoxification, and the symptoms are included but there are no skin breakouts, foggy brain, low energy, irritability, nausea or headaches. With every regimen that is new you should start very slowly and listen to what your body says! Once the symptoms pass, you should feel a lot more positive, better sleep, decreased bloating, clear skin, and increased energy levels.
You can use the detoxification method for a few days or you can prepare the elixir when it is needed.
Who Shouldn’t Use Activated Charcoal
If you are in the period of pregnancy or breastfeeding you should highly avoid activated charcoal. Because it is a strong detox ingredients you should consult with a specialist because nobody knows what ingredients it is flushing out, it might flush out something that is needed. Also if you are under certain medication avoid it as well.
The effectiveness of those medications might be decreased because of the activated charcoal. The activated charcoal should be always consumed on an empty stomach, it shouldn’t be in contact with any foods because it might counteract with the absorption of nutrients as well.