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Activated Charcoal Cures
Charcoal: Activated charcoal can indeed absorb paracetamol (we call it Acetaminophen in the U.S.) and it is often used in overdoses if the paracetamol is still in the stomach and not yet absorbed into the bloodstream. However, massive doses of charcoal are needed. It would not be possible to accomplish the same detoxification with charcoal capsules. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Charcoal is an inert absorptive substance. It will not alter the course of ibs. ...Read more
Rx for gas not cure: Charcoal is an absorbent. It can decrease gas, but it can cause constipation, black stools, interfere with absorption of meds and nutrients. Good idea is to find out the cause of the flatulence, to make sure there isn't a treatable disorder, e.g. Parasites, celiac sprue, pancreatic disease, ibd, polyps, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can activated charcoal/ ultracarbon absorb toxins and gas produced by virus that cause food poisoning, diarrhoea and stomach spasms?
Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal powder is not a carcinogenic substance. Researchers found that when meat is being barbequed, the fats drip down onto the red hot charcoal briquettes (not activated charcoal powder), which then get seared, resulting in the formation of carcinogenic substances (hca's & benzopyrene), which next rise upward and lastly are absorbed into the barbecued meat! ...Read more
Is activated charcoal effective against food poisoning, and gas etc? Are there any side effects from taking it?
SaveItForABarbeque: Activated charcoal adsorbs lots of stuff but is not used for"food poisoning"unless due to a toxic chemical,not the type of food poisoning from bacteria or viruses. Some say it's OK for gas but i don't think so.It comes as tablets & as a liquid mixture.The mixture can get really messy & tastes like Hawaiian poi.Take too much and it will constipate you.And if you take medications it will adsorb them ...Read more
I learned that ingesting charcoal can affect birth control pill effectiveness. Using a charcoal activated toothbrush (w/regular toothpaste) — does that have a similar effect?
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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