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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.
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As for the claims that activated charcoal will help purify your body from toxins?
Some natural health practitioners also say activated charcoal can be useful to treat minor digestive issues.
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