If you have visited us in store recently, you will have seen our beautiful new shelves of retail products. We have hand selected some of our most favourite natural, organic or wholefood products to complement a plant-based lifestyle.
Some of our products include herbal elixirs and tonics, natural skincare, raw chocolate, cookies and crackers, fermentation jars, and our own raw muesli and kale chips.
We also have available some special products that are less heard of, such as activated charcoal, chlorella, calcium bentonite, aloe vera, witch hazel toner, matcha powder and colloidal silver.
We wanted to help demystify these products, and show how you can use these amazing products in your daily life, to help detoxify, cleanse, heal, and refresh your body. We are passionate about detoxification, because in our society we are exposed to many chemicals, pollutants and free radicals without knowing or feeling it. It is important to cleanse an detox our bodies gently, as to keep our bodies as healthy and feel our best.
Activated Charcoal Capsules and Sticks
Activated Charcoal has been known to help your body detoxify from processed food, environmental pollution and toxins. It helps your body eliminate these toxins by drawing them our through your digestive system, promoting a clean gut and brain. Activated Charcoal also helps to relieve digestive issues, gas, bloating and binds to byproducts to help alleviate digestive issues. Charcoal is an age-old remedy for counteracting poison in the body. If you ingest poisons such as bleach, fertilizer, or even alcohol, taking a single large dose of activated charcoal helps your body flush out the poison faster.
Activated charcoal is made by burning a source of carbon such as wood, debris or coconut shells, the high temperature removes all the oxygen and activates it with gases like steam. A highly adsorbent material is made with millions of tiny pores that capture, bind, and remove poisons, heavy metals, chemicals, and intestinal gases which have thousands of times more weight than the charcoal itself. Just two grams of activated charcoal powder (4 capsules) has about the same surface area as a football field. The porous surface has a negative electric charge that attracts positively charged unwanted toxins and gas.
Calcium Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
Bentonite clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. It has an alkalizing effect on the body and when taken correctly, it can help balance gut bacteria. It has a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium.
This clay has also found to be beneficial internally as a tonic, and topically on the skin to sooth bites, burns, cuts, and stings. It can be added to your bath, can be used as a toothpaste to whiten and remineralize teeth, and has even been used for morning sickness.
Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses.
Colloidal Silver can be taken early with the onset of a cold, flu, or bronchitis to get over it quickly without harming beneficial bacteria (antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria). You can use colloidal silver on burns, boils, herpes, acne and warts to promote faster healing without scarring.
Small amounts taken daily is good for immunity to guard against colds and flu, as well as to clean the colon.
Chlorella is a single-celled, micro-algae that is about two to ten microns in size. It is this small size combined with its unique properties that make it such a useful detoxification tool. Its molecular structure, allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides.
When chlorella is taken into your body, its natural action will bind it to lingering heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides found in your digestive tract, which is your body’s pathway to your bloodstream where these harmful toxins are delivered and deposited into your body’s cells.
Chlorella is uniquely designed to not bind to the minerals your body naturally needs to function optimally. It does not bind to beneficial minerals like calcium, magnesium, or zinc. It’s almost as if chlorella knows which metals belong in your body and which chemicals need to be removed. Supplementing with chlorella is like unleashing a tiny army inside your body to fight the battle of removing toxins from your tissues and ushering them back outside your body where they belong.
Matcha powder is an antioxidant powerhouse that is made from the leaves of green tea. When you drink matcha, your body receives the entire nutrient of the leaf, which has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. One cup of matcha has the nutritional content of 10 cups of green tea! We serve up Matcha Lattes at The Raw Kitchen with our house made Almond Milk, it is a great alternative to coffee and also tastes delicious.
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