ingredient spotlight: activated charcoal
we're fired up about activated charcoal!
Charcoal, when consumed in small doses, can be greatly beneficial. Yep, that charcoal. Although this odorless and tasteless powder has been around for centuries, it has recently made a comeback. We're excited to offer it in our Hangover Helper Monster Shot, which contains activated charcoal, coconut water, lemon, and cayenne. It's the perfect pick-me-up for a quick cleansing after a bit too much halloween fun or during a bout of digestive issues.
You might be wondering what exactly the charcoal does? Well, it's pretty cool. When consumed, activated charcoal binds to toxins and unwanted substances, cleansing the gut. It can be used to treat diarrhea, gas, indigestion, and in extreme cases, poisoning and overdoses. One important aspect to keep in mind is that activated charcoal only takes away the bad stuff, it does not add anything of nutritional value to your diet.
Wood is typically used to make charcoal; however our activated charcoal comes from coconut husks by burning the shells in a limited supply of oxygen.
The uses and benefits of activated charcoal are quite vast, extending beyond just helping us with hangovers. Take a look at the list below and discover all the ways you can incorporate charcoal into your life, including teeth-whitening, shampoo, and skincare.
Teeth-Whitening: Curaproz “Black is White” Toothpaste. Shop here.
Skincare: Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask. Shop here.
Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser. Shop here.
pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge. Shop here.
Herbivore Cosmetics; Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap. Shop here.
Detox: Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal detoxifying and rejuvenating pills. Shop here.
Deodorant: Schmidts; Natural Charcoal Deodorant. Shop here.