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Urban Apothecary - Lethbridge, Alberta
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Activated Charcoal (70g)

$19.99

We’ve all heard of it, but how exactly does Activated Charcoal work?

“Activating charcoal with gas at high temperatures causes it to develop microscopic holes, which increase its surface area.

Activated charcoal doesn’t get absorbed by your gut. Thus, after you swallow it, it reaches your gut in its unchanged form.

The charcoal’s porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules, such as toxins and gases. When liquids or gases pass through this activated charcoal, they bind to it through a process known as adsorption.

These toxins and chemicals get trapped in your gut and eliminated through stool instead of being absorbed into your body.

Activated charcoal is also very effective at adsorbing gases, which can help reduce flatulence.”

Pretty fascinating, isn’t it?