"Wellness brands and social media influencers alike have embraced activated charcoal as the hottest new health craze. Labels boast that activated charcoal can relieve bloating, clear skin, cure hangovers, fix bad breath, provide mental clarity and more.

We spoke with Tony Wanna, MD, an emergency room (ER) doctor from Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, to learn if these claims are supported by science, and whether you should try activated charcoal yourself."

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