- Activated charcoal can deplete your system of good nutrients your body needs.
- Many artificial sweeteners are highly processed chemicals.
- Scientists agree that the entire concept of “detoxing” is pure bunk .
INSIDER talked tonutrition proswho helped us debunk common nutrition myths that canharm, rather than help, your health.
Activated charcoal is notquiteas super as its super-fans would have you believe.
“Activated charcoal is known for its absorption properties … but itcan also deplete your system of good nutrients your body needs,” dietitianGraceDerocha, a wellness coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan , told INSIDER. “Activated charcoal supplements may diminish the effectiveness of medications people take as well.” ( That includes birth control pills .)