What You Need to Know About Activated Charcoal

Get the scoop on the trendy ingredient you’re seeing everywhere.

What You Need to Know About Activated Charcoal

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!


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Smart Buying Tips

Overall, good quality activated carbon should not have a long list of ingredients and does not need to be ingested unless otherwise directed by a doctor, especially if you take medication. Activated charcoal is not particularly expensive in any form, so paying more than $15 for a bottle, jar, or bar is not worth the money.

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