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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Absorbs...: ...Many drugs and toxins as well as gets bacteria to stick to it, and carries them out of the bowel.

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
You may.: Activated charcoal can itself absorb a great deal of acid, thus reducing pain. You may or may not need to take your Omeprazol on top of it. It probabl... Read More
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Not together: activated charcoal coul adsorb the omeprazole, so don't take these within an hour of each other.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends on bowel...: ...Transit time. Ac stays in the bowel, never goes anywhere else in the body, so when you no longer see charcoal in the stool, it's gone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Abrasive: The power most likely will be too abrasive for your teeth. You will wear them away and need a fair amount of restorative dentistry to correct the dama... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Possibly not: What is the purpose of taking it daily? If it is for bloating, you need to see your doctor to find out the cause. Although not been studied, I am c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Not a good idea: While some properties of activated charcoal may make it seem like an ideal toothpaste alternative, it is way too abrasive. It's use will result in sev... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No.: Charcoal absorbs toxins in the bowel; drug test looks for them in the urine or blood.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Nope.: Fluoride ion incorporates into the hydroxyapatite crystal of tooth structure and into bone. Fluorohydroxyapatite has a better acid resistance than nor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: If it works for you, great. Charcoal is not absorbed into the body from the bowel, so there are no toxic effects.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal powder is not a carcinogenic substance. Researchers found that when meat is being barbequed, the fats drip down onto the red hot c... Read More

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