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Is Activated Charcoal Messing With Your Medications?

There’s a potential side effect to the charcoal trend

TThe activated charcoal fad has followed a predictable trajectory. It started as an innocent Instagram trend with ink black ice cream, smoky lattes, and charred croissants. Then came the juices, supplements, and claims that charcoal detoxifies your body.



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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental