Surprised to see black juice on the market? Activated charcoal is becoming a more commonly used ingredient in juice, found in products like Juice Served Here’s Charcoal Lemonade, Luli Tonix Black Magic and Juice Generation’s Activated line of juices. In this post, Jessica Sepel, nutritionist, wellness coach and author of The Clean Life, gives you all the details you need to know about activated charcoal juices.
What is Activated Charcoal?
Charcoal becomes “activated” when it is exposed to gases at high temperatures, creating little holes in the charcoal that become a place for trapping impurities. Jessica says that activated charcoal has been used for thousands of years by Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western Medicine healers to help guide toxins out of the body.
What are the Benefits of Activated Charcoal?
In addition to general detoxifying benefits, Jessica says that activated charcoal can be helpful for bloating and other digestive issues, as well as helping to get rid of bad breath and body odor. Jessica also says that activated charcoal is an incredible heavy metal detoxifier, and helped her deal with mercury poisoning.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Ingesting Activated Charcoal?
Jessica suggests ingesting activated charcoal only occasionally, as over-doing it can deprive your body of essential nutrients.
Should You Try an Activated Charcoal Juice?
While she doesn’t believe in consuming an activated charcoal juice everyday, Jessica does think that an activated charcoal juice is a great tool for specific health needs.
Access the nation's most talented fitness instructors anywhere, anytime, on any device.Join Free