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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are the health benefits of using activated charcoal?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are the health benefits of using activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/activated-charcoal-uses-risks

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Hemangshu Podder
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
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Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

Dr. Hemangshu Podder
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
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Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

Have better options: According to the big book....you are right....and in use in many countries.....however, you have better and safer and more effective trestments ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Board Certified, General Practice
35 years in practice
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Healthy eating: are there any *conclusive* health benefits from activated charcoal?

Dr. Rick Kirschner
Board Certified, General Practice
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Healthy eating: are there any *conclusive* health benefits from activated charcoal?

Yes: Activated charcoal absorbs gas from the digestive system, great solution for people who have problems with flatulence. ...Read more

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Can I take omeprezol with activated charcoal ?

Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Can I take omeprezol  with activated charcoal ?

Not together: activated charcoal coul adsorb the omeprazole, so don't take these within an hour of each other. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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What are the effects of activated charcoal?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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What are the effects of activated charcoal?

Absorbs...: ...Many drugs and toxins as well as gets bacteria to stick to it, and carries them out of the bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long will activated charcoal stay in your system?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long will activated charcoal stay in your system?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
29 years in practice
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Could activated charcoal work as a toothpaste?

Dr. Howard Schneider
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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Could activated charcoal work as a toothpaste?

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 severe tooth erosion (especially at the gum line) and severe gum recession. The end result is that it will cause more problems then it will solve. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Can you mix activated charcoal with your toothpaste?

Dr. Tarek Hamid
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Can you mix activated charcoal with your toothpaste?

No you can't : Activated charcoal haste very abrasive properties that might damage your teeth enamel by removing its protective layer , the enamel, you can't rebuild your lost enamel , whatever you loose from it , it's permanently lost.. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is it possible that activated charcoal can remove floride from your body?

Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is it possible that activated charcoal can remove floride from your body?

Nope.: Fluoride ion incorporates into the hydroxyapatite crystal of tooth structure and into bone. Fluorohydroxyapatite has a better acid resistance than normal tooth structure. Since Fluoride causes little to no health risk (fluorosis can be a cosmetic issue in overdose cases ), why worry about better dental health? If child ate a tube of toothpaste, may have disrupted forming enamel--can't undo that. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Is it safe to take activated charcoal everyday?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Is it safe to take activated charcoal everyday?

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 cautious about taking charcoal regularly since I am uncertain on its potential cancer-causing effect. At any rate, it is better to find out the cause than to mask the symptoms. ...Read more

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