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Can activated charcoal/ ultracarbon absorb toxins and gas produced by virus that cause food poisoning, diarrhoea and stomach spasms?

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Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Yes: I go to honduras for a mission trip and have used activated charcoal and it has been effective for me.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal is an emergency decontaminant in the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach and intestines. It is considered to be the most effective agent available. It is used after a person swallows or absorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical, but has no known effect on viruses or other infecting organisms.

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