“Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine.
To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores.”
These pores help activated charcoal “trap” chemicals.
Activated charcoal is used to:
- treat poisonings,
- reduce intestinal gas (flatulence),
- lower cholesterol levels,
- prevent hangover, and
- treat bile flow problems (cholestasis) during pregnancy.
Due to its wonderful ability to treat accidental poisonings, Activated Charcoal should be a part of everyone's medicine cabinet!
How does it work?
Activated charcoal is good at trapping chemicals and prevents their absorption, and it is one of the finest natural adsorbent agents.
Each particle contains many small chambers and cavities that "capture" or bind-up unwanted materials and gas, which are safely carried out of the digestive system
"The use of activated charcoal dates back centuries ago as a natural internal detoxifier and was commonly used to help cleanse the body of unwanted material and assist with the healing process of the body.
It is also widely used as an emergency antidote to treat certain kinds of poisoning (overdose) in humans by helping to prevent absorption of poison by the stomach and small intestines."
The high absorbency of activated charcoal may reduce the effectiveness of certain medications.
Be sure to consult your physician before taking this product with other medications.