Some natural health practitioners also say activated charcoal can be useful to treat minor digestive issues.
As for the claims that activated charcoal will help purify your body from toxins?
activated charcoal is the same stuff you find in emergency rooms and Brita water filters.
activated charcoal Capsules—sometimes you eat or drink something and wish you hadn't.
activated charcoal ac·ti·vat·ed charcoal (āk'tə-vā'tĭd)
Finely powdered charcoal treated to increase its adsorptive power; it is used in treating diarrhea, as an antidote, and in purification processes in industry.
Highly absorbent carbon obtained by heating granulated charcoal to expel any gases it contains, resulting in a highly porous form with a very large surface area. It is used primarily for purifying gases by adsorption, solvent recovery, or deodorization and as an antidote to certain poisons.