Charcoal – It’s Not Just For a Cookout!
When we think about charcoal, we might picture piles of tiny pillow-shaped briquettes, ready for the grill – something food is cooked with, but not something to ingest.
Activated charcoal, however, is something completely different. Made by heating carbon-rich materials such as wood or coconut shells to very high temperatures, activated charcoal is amazing at binding toxins and carrying them out of the body.
Long used to treat poisonings and certain drug overdoses, activated charcoal has found new life as an everyday supplement, and an ingredient in everything from toothpastes to drinks. Its ability to trap toxic substances in the gut and prevent their absorption by the body illustrates its powerful health benefits.
Incorporating activated charcoal into your routine can lead to better digestive health, including less bloating. Other benefits can include increased kidney function and even better breath, thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial properties. (As always, please consult with your physician before taking any supplements, as they may interfere with certain medications.)
Ready to give activated charcoal a try? Our delicious, refreshing Charcoal Lemonade is included in all of our cleanses, or drink it alone whenever you need a pick-me-up after a day (or night) of suboptimal choices. Chock full of fresh lemon, this juice provides a kick of Vitamin C and keeps you hydrated. A touch of agave keeps it balanced with a bit of sweetness.
If you need a more concentrated boost, choose our Recovery Elixir.
Concentrated lemon, ginger and pineapple pack a powerful punch of antioxidants and immunity boosting Vitamin C. A bit of honey rounds out the flavor, while adding antioxidants and antibacterial properties.
Drink up, and know that you're doing something great for your body!