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What Happens When You Drink Activated Charcoal?

 

Don’t let this virtually tasteless black dust fool you, this is some powerful stuff.  Activated Charcoal is an all natural treatment that traps toxins and chemicals in the body, flushing them out without the body reabsorbing them.

There are some amazing benefits that we all can get behind:

-Reduces Bloating

-Reduces Gas

-Lowers Cholesterol

-Prevents Hangovers

-Whitens Teeth 

The impressive list of benefits could go on.

But there is still the question of, how does it work?

Activated charcoal has millions of tiny pores and it works by trapping toxins and chemicals through adsorption.

Cue quick science lesson: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Absorption is the reaction of elements, including nutrients, chemicals and toxins, soaked up into the bloodstream. Where as Adsorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface.

Activated charcoal’s porous surface causes toxins and gas to attach to it.  Passing through your GI attract without those toxins being absorbed into the bloodstream.  

We are lucky to call Toronto our home, but living in a major city exposes us to toxins everyday in what we drink, eat and breathe.

Are you curious to try for yourself? Do you already love and swear by drinking activated charcoal like our Hydrate? Comment below!