Charcoal is, quite simply, one of Nature’s most powerful antidotes for poisoning. It can render harmless thousands of deadly chemicals when taken internally, so much so that it should not be taken with traditional medicines lest it removes them completely from the system. Accident and emergency departments use it to treat overdoses and victims of accidental poisoning. In poultice form it has been observed negating the effects of gangrene, boils and sores. In tablet and capsule form it’s used for heartburn, gas, flatulence and wind.
From the supplier... "”Activated Charcoal is used as a purifier. It is highly proficient at removing color, flavor, and odor compounds from liquids such as juice, wine, and sweeteners. Activated Charcoal is made from sawdust and therefore is a renewable resource. As a wood-based activated carbon, it is highly adsorbent due to the particles’ large surface area and high volume of pores compared to activated charcoal produced from other, non-wood materials. In fact, wood-based carbon has twice the pore volume as carbon created from coal, lignite, and coconut. As a result, high purification happens in a shorter time while using less carbon.
This Activated Charcoal is food-grade quality and is considered to be GRAS (generally regarded as safe in food processing). “
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Activated charcoal, Activated Carbon, Animal Charcoal, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carbon, Carbón Activado, Charbon Actif, Charbon Activé, Charbon Animal, Charbon Médicinal, Charbon Végétal, Charbon Végétal Activé, Charcoal, Gas Black, Lamp Black, Medicinal Charcoal, Noir de Gaz, Noir de Lampe, Vegetable Carbon, Vegetable Charcoal.
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Syrup of ipecac interacts with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Alcohol interacts with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Activated charcoal is safe for most adults when used short-term. Side effects of activated charcoal include constipation and black stools. More serious, but rare, side effects are a slowing or blockage of the intestinal tract, regurgitation into the lungs, and dehydration.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Activated charcoal might be safe when used short-term if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, but consult with your healthcare professional before using if you are pregnant.
Don’t use activated charcoal if you have any kind of intestinal obstruction. Also, if you have a condition that slows the passage of food through your intestine (reduced peristalsis), don’t use activated charcoal, unless you are being monitored by your healthcare provider.
No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only.