April 19, 2022
Our cold pressed juice Activate is a delicious probiotic drink that acts as a body detox juice and tastes like charcoal lemonade! The special ingredient in this juice that makes it one of our strongest body detox juices is the activated charcoal.
To be able to understand why activated charcoal is so beneficial, let’s first discuss what is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is charcoal that has undergone treatment to become more porous. The charcoal is treated with oxygen at very high temperatures, this changes the internal structure, increases the surface area, and reduces the size of its pores. The resulting black powder is what we add to our Activate juice.
How does activated charcoal work? Get ready for some science because it is not as easy as one might think! When ingested, activated charcoal does not get absorbed or altered by your gut, therefore it reaches your gut in its unchanged form. The oxygen process that we described previously, makes the charcoal incredibly porous and gives the activated charcoal a negative electrical charge. This attracts molecules such as toxins and gases because they are positively charged. When these positively charged molecules pass through the activated charcoal, they bind to it, this process is called absorption. So what makes activated charcoal so good at body detoxing? The toxins, gases, and chemicals get trapped in your gut instead of being processed and absorbed by your body! They are then removed by the body through your feces and urine.
So how does this tie into cold pressed juice? Our Activate juice is filled with activated charcoal, as well as apple, lemon, and probiotics. While there are many benefits to these other ingredients as well, majority of the detoxing is done through the added activated charcoal.
Okay now we know that it’s detoxifying, but what are the other benefits of activated charcoal? One of the many benefits is that activated charcoal may promote kidney function! It does so by giving your kidneys a break. The toxins trapped in the charcoal reduces the number of waste products your kidneys have to filter. It also may reduce cholesterol levels, through a similar process.
There are many people that use charcoal for other more “household” and “cosmetic” purposes. While these uses aren’t rooted in science, many people swear by them. Here are some examples of these benefits:
While we’d like to be able to claim activated charcoal undeniably has all of these benefits, we don’t want to spread any misinformation not backed by science. However, if you’d like to host your own experiment by drinking our Activate cold pressed juice, please get back to us and let us know if it whitened your teeth!
While it may not keep you from a deathly hangover, Activate juice is still a delicious, nutrient filled body detox juice that will benefit and cleanse your body.
Comments will be approved before showing up.