Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the gut, preventing their absorption.

The charcoal’s porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules, such as toxins and gases. This helps it trap toxins and chemicals, activated charcoal is not absorbed by your body, it can carry the toxins bound to its surface out of your body in feces.

SUMMARY: Activated charcoal’s negatively charged, porous texture helps trap toxins, preventing your body from absorbing them.