Get the scoop on the trendy ingredient you’re seeing everywhere.
By Reina Berger
These days you can't turn a corner without hearing about activated charcoal. Found in the form of powder, pills, cubes, granules, chewable tablets, and facial pads, this ingredient is trending everywhere. Social media feeds are spilling over with images of black ice cream, hamburger buns, smoothies, and more. While this ingredient is having a major moment in the sun, it has already been used all over the globe for centuries now. If you want to find out the benefits and common uses of activated charcoal, keep reading!
Fine Powder vs. Granular Powder
Finer powders may be preferable to more granular forms if being used for teeth whitening, as more granular forms will cause friction to the tooth surface and destroy the enamel in the process of whitening. Some dentists advise against using this method of tooth whitening too often for exactly that reason.