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The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

You have probably noticed the rise of activated charcoal in health & beauty products, even Zoo's top selling product (Teeth Whitening Powder) contains activated charcoal. I often get asked what activated charcoal is and how it works, so I've put together a summary explaining the activated charcoal we use here at Zoo Nurtured, and how it works in our products.  We use an activated charcoal that's produced by burning coconut shells at a high temperature and then treated with oxygen. The result is a black powder with an increased surface area and free bonding sites. It is the available bonding sites that give activated charcoal the...

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