Activated charcoal has been used for many of years as a natural detoxifier. I have always been extremely intimidated to try it due to it’s deep black color. But after doing tons of research about the health benefits, I finally tried it, and am more than pleased with the taste! First and fore-most I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Dirty Lemon for sending me the detox. ♥ They use activated charcoal which is sourced from coconut shells, lemon, ginger and dandelion root- making this drink taste exactly like lemon water. I promise—even my boyfriend was impressed that it didn’t taste like death!
Activated charcoal health benefits:
♥ Activate charcoal natural absorbs toxins and chemicals that may cause harm to our body.
♥ This black drink surprisingly whitens teeth
♥ It aids in flushing out your kidneys
♥ Activated charcoal helps settle your stomach and is a remedy for digestive issues such as gas and bloating
♥ Studies show that activated charcoal may reduce aging by preventing cellular damage that is related to aging
♥ Another study showed that activated charcoal lowered total cholesterol in subjects significantly .
Overall I give this drink a big thumbs up! But, it is not something I plan on drinking every day because I do take medicine and vitamins and unfortunately I could not find enough research about how to charcoal may bind to medication. Everyone responds to foods and drinks differently, so I personally would never want to push someone to do a detox. I just simply wanted to let you know, I tried it, I liked it, and if you are interested in trying it- I think it’s definitely worth it. Please also note that I ate with this detox- this wasn’t like a juice cleanse.
I am not a doctor my research comes from valid sources but if you have any medical questions or concerns regarding activated charcoal or anything you read on my blog, please consult a physician.