Juice bars are telling you to drink it in your lemonade, facial care companies are telling you to slather it on your face, and oral care companies are telling you to brush your teeth with it...
So what's all the buzz about?
After gaining recognition in 1834 by an American Physician who used it to save a patient after they accidentally ingested mercury chloride, activated charcoal has made its way to the forefront of the modern health movement.
It's been heavily sought after for its potent natural detoxifying and purifying properties, with uses ranging from preventing free radical damage, to filtering water, to preventing intestinal gas, AND even whitening teeth. But is activated charcoal abrasive to your enamel?
Use pure activated charcoal if your oral goals include: A stained tongue and damaged teeth enamel, Put down the DIY charcoal tooth powder and read why it isn't the best idea to brush with activated charcoal alone.