Charcoal Lemon Detox Drink

Activated charcoal is my compadre, my ace, my friend when my tummy is having problems such as major bloating and/or constipation. Just like oil pulling, the thought of putting this substance in my mouth, let alone ingest it, sounded insane. However, drinking charcoal lemon detox drink wasn’t that bad.

Don’t be mistaken, activated charcoal is not the same as the coals you buy for your summertime BBQ grill, please don’t do that now. Activated charcoal you can buy at health food stores, vitamin shops, Amazon, and other online vendors. It can come in the form of capsules that you’ll pull apart and empty into liquid, or you can buy the loose powder.

Uses & benefits of Charcoal Lemon Detox Drink: 

Gas & Bloat Relief

Activated charcoal works in this case by binding the gas-causing byproducts in food that causes uncomfortable gas. It can also prevent gas when taken before a gassy meal. Drinking a lot of water after the meal is also necessary.

Mold Cleansing

Toxic mold can live in your body and cause problems like depression, headaches, heart disease, eye irritation, kidney and liver failure, and decreased brain function. Mold can build up in your home if there are small leaks, flooding, or anyplace where a lot of moisture and poor ventilation, such as the bathroom. Activated charcoal absorbs those toxins from your body when ingested.

Digestive Cleanse

Activated charcoal can cleanse your digestive tract by removing toxins that cause constipation, allergic reactions, and poor functions of the immune system. By removing these toxins, you can increase joint pain relief, better mental function, and increase energy.


Activated charcoal can help flush out the overload of chemicals that cause the damage. Your body can age faster by the type of food you eat, your environment, your home and workplace. It’s important to cleanse toxins and chemicals from the body routinely.

Warning: Activated charcoal can interfere with the absorption of nutrients and prescription medication. You should ingest activated charcoal 90mins to 2 hours before meals, supplements and medication.

Charcoal Lemon Detox Drink
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  1. 16 oz filtered water or coconut water
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 1 tsp of a sweetener (agave, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar)
  4. 1 tsp of activated charcoal or 1-2 capsules
  1. Squeeze lemon into a glass of water.
  2. Add your sweetener of choice and stir.
  3. Lastly add the activated charcoal to the water by pulling apart the capsules or 1 tsp of loose powder. Pour slowly so the charcoal dust doesn't float in the air. (If you add the charcoal first before the water, the dust will float out of the glass when pouring in the water).
  1. Do not drink activated charcoal within 90 mins to 2 hours of taking supplements or medication because the charcoal may absorb the nutrients.
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Charcoal Lemon Detox Drink
Charcoal Lemon Detox Drink
Charcoal Lemon Detox Drink

Have you had an activated charcoal drink before? If so, how was your experience? If no, would you ever consider trying this drink? Let us know in the comments area below. 

Source: Dr. Axe