Activated Charcoal derived from Coconuts, natural ingredients, no artificial additives or ingredients. The charcoal is a finely reduced powder (5-10 microns), which presents a huge surface area for the absorption of many different substances. Activated charcoal powder can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals; thus it renders them ineffective and harmless. As this absorption ability is one of the major benefits of activated charcoal, this substance is routinely used in hospitals and by physicians. Can also be used for teeth whitening as it pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains.