Activated Charcoal: What is it?

If you’re in the health scene at all, we are sure you’ve seen a lot of hype around activated charcoal. Why all the fuss? Well, we’re glad you asked! We’d love to share just a few pointers that make this superfood ingredient so super.

To help you better understand this magic ingredient, we like to describe activated charcoal as a magnet to the toxins in your body. What is actually going on is a negative charge (activated charcoal) is binding itself to the surrounding positive charges (heavy metals & other toxins) and then carrying them out of your body. While it’s great for general detoxification, it is also used by medical professionals when treating patients who have consumed poison. Talk about a powerful ingredient!

A few other benefits that activated charcoal offers is its anti-aging properties, reduces high-cholesterol, and relieves gas & bloating. It is also an effective way to combat hangovers as it extracts the toxins found in alcohol from your body (check out our Hangover Kit, which contains our Charcoal Limeade among other cleansing juices!).

Believe it or not, these are just a few of the powerful health benefits found in activated charcoal. If you want to learn more, Dr. Axe has an article addressing this super ingredient (click here)! 

Note: Because of the binding nature of Activated Charcoal, medications including birth control pills, may become ineffective during intake. Please consult your doctor before use if you are currently taking any medication.

  Image taken from www.livelovefruit.com.

Image taken from www.livelovefruit.com.

  Charcoal Limeade:  Lime, Pineapple, Activated Charcoal Water, Ginger

Charcoal Limeade: Lime, Pineapple, Activated Charcoal Water, Ginger

  Activated Charcoal Latte (available only at our Norfolk locations):  Coconut Milk, Activated Charcoal, Simple Syrup

Activated Charcoal Latte (available only at our Norfolk locations): Coconut Milk, Activated Charcoal, Simple Syrup