uses and benefits of Activated Charcoal

What Is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a potent fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, coal, or sawdust. It becomes activated by high temperature processing. It changes the structure of it and reduces the size of its pores and increases surface area. Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the gut which prevents their absorption. With it's negative electric charge, it carries the toxicity out of your body. Want to know the uses and benefits of activated charcoal? We got you!

What are the Uses and Benefits of Activated Charcoal?

1. Detoxifies Heavy Metals and Environmental Toxins

Charcoal binds to chemicals with positive charges, thus absorbing toxins released in your gut and GI tract. It basically scrubs away what is harmful to our bodies. In severe cases it is used for drug and alcohol poisoning and emergency toxin removal. But in smaller amounts works as a gradual and natural detox.

2. Liver and Kidney Support

Activated charcoal prevents damage to kidneys and liver by cleansing toxins and chemicals out of the body. By flushing the toxins out of the body it prevents potential long term damage and pre-mature aging.

How do I use activated charcoal?

You can use activated charcoal in dishes that you cook or order from restaurants, supplements, or through hot beverages (our favorite being SUTRA Black).

Activated Charcoal Inspiration

Activated Charcoal Ice Cream

Activated Charcoal Waffle

Activated Charcoal Spirulina Popcorn

Activated Charcoal & Pineapple Smoothie

Want the Uses and Benefits of Activated Charcoal?

Try our Activated Charcoal-Packed Superfoods Powder - SUTRA Black



This pitch black Instagram bestie has everything you need to detox. Not only does it taste like an old school hot chocolate, but it's packed full of healthy superfoods to give you a jolt of natural energy and increase your mental focus. We combined Cacao for natural energy, activated charcoal for a deep detox, reishi for increased brain clarity, coconut milk for gut health, cinnamon/cayenne for a metabolism boost, and vanilla/stevia for a touch of sweetness.

Ingredients - Organic​ ​Coconut​ ​Milk,​ ​Raw​ ​Cacao,​ ​Activated​ ​Charcoal,​ ​Red​ ​Reishi​ ​Mushroom,​ ​Vanilla​ ​Bean, Sea​ ​Salt,​ ​Cinnamon,​ ​Cayenne​ ​Pepper,​ ​Stevia​ ​Leaf​ ​Extract​ ​-​ ​Debittered

Health Benefits Provided By the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health