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How are carbon-based binders different from other binders, like clay or charcoal?

Traditional binders like activated charcoal are considered “spent” carbons, which means they have less energy available to bind to unwanted elements. They’re made up of long-chain carbons, which only stay in the gut and cannot travel systemically.This means activated charcoal is great for soaking up poison-- but not for deeper healing and the removal of unwanted elements in other parts of the body.

Carbon-based binders have a different structure and no “spent” carbons, which means they have more energy available for binding. The short- and medium- chain carbons are also more likely to travel beyond the gut and into different areas of the body due to their shorter chain length. This promotes more efficient healing, repair, and the removal of unwanted elements.