Activated Charcoal is highly porous and can adsorb unwanted substances, carrying them out of the digestive system. It is used in air and water purifiers to pull out impurities, but also in many different types of nutritional cleanses targeted at cleaning up gastrointestinal health. This produce has been proven to reduce the absorption of poisonous substances up to 60%. It works by absorbing chemicals including heavy metals, thus reducing their toxicity, through the entire length of the stomach and small and large intestines.Activated charcoal itself is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. This product can also be used it topically to draw out toxins from the skin or as a skin care product.