Activated charcoal comes from burning a carbon source like wood or coconut shells. The substance is “activated” by high temperatures, creating millions of tiny pores that capture, bind and remove heavy metals, bacteria and intestinal gases.
In addition to general detoxification, doctors have used activated charcoal to treat conditions, like drug overdose and poisoning. Some benefits include anti-aging through detoxification of adrenal glands, acne, water filtration, and teeth whitening.