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Although it is just now gaining popularity, charcoal has been around for over 10,000 years and has been used by medicine healers around the world. Activated charcoal is regular charcoal that has been heated with a gas to create a porous surface that traps toxins. Because it can absorb thousands of times its own weight, it works by trapping the toxins and chemicals in your body so that you can flush them out of your system.
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