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is activated charcoal for flatulence something that could be taken everyday?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: If it works for you, great. Charcoal is not absorbed into the body from the bowel, so there are no toxic effects.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014
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