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What are the effects of activated charcoal?

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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How long will activated charcoal stay in your system?

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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Could activated charcoal work as a toothpaste?

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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Can you mix activated charcoal with your toothpaste?

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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Is it possible that activated charcoal can remove floride from your body?

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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Does taking activated charcoal really work against parasites?

Does taking activated charcoal really work against parasites?

Hmmm....: This is usually used to induce vomiting in cases of accidental/overingestions of medications to purge the stomach. It may have an benefit with parasite treatments; but it is not the standard of care. Please consult your doctor before you start playing one! ...Read more

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Is it possible to use activated charcoal to pass a drug test?

Is it possible to use activated charcoal to pass a drug test?

No: Once the drug is absorbed from the gut, activated charcoal will not help. It just prevents the drug from being absorbed. ...Read more

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Will activated charcoal tablets help for bad breath?

Will  activated charcoal tablets help for bad breath?

Yes : If bad breath is coming from you stomach, activated charcoal will help neutralize the odor. If it is coming from your mouth ir from gum disease it will have no effect. ...Read more

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