What are some other uses for activated charcoal?
Updated 5 months ago
- Medical professionals have trusted activated charcoal for years in treatment of acute episodes of poisoning and drug-related incidents. We cannot recommend this as an over-the-counter use for our product, but there is a reason why activated charcoal is trusted in trauma centers around the world: it works to trap and absorb toxins.
- It is often used in products related to teeth whitening and stain removal, though science is flimsy in this case.
- It is often used as a novelty food additive to safely color food or drink (see: “goth latte” or charcoal ice cream). There is no taste or texture when mixed properly and these items usually only contain trace amounts of activated charcoal to achieve this aesthetic effect.