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can activated charcoal be taken for long term on daily basis to control excessive abdominal gases?

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No: Activated charcoal has it's place in the very limited management of certain overdoses in the Emergency Department. Other than that there is no scientific evidence it does any of the wondrous things advertised on the net. http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/should-you-be-taking-activated-charcoal-supplements-20141202
Answered on Apr 13, 2017

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