What is Activated Charcoal Powder?
"Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It’s made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources." - Dr Axe
Activated Charcoal works by trapping chemicals and toxins in its porous surface which contain millions of tiny pores. (However, it isn't used for the ingestion of petroleum, alcohol, lye, acids or other corrosive agents)
Rather than absorbing the toxins it works through the process of adsorption. This is a process where the elements bind to the surface of the charcoal pores, rather than being soaked up and assimilated. By binding to the charcoal, the substances are neutralised and able to pass through the digestive tract and out of the body.
Incredibly, the pores of activated charcoal powder have a negative electric charge. This cause the positively charged toxins and gas to bond with it.
Please note: It is important to note that the charcoal you use on your barbecue, and the charcoal you get when you've burnt your toast does NOT have the same healing properties as activated charcoal. In fact some forms of charcoal can be loaded with toxins and chemicals, and should never be consumed.