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What are the health benefits of using activated charcoal?

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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Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

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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Who would benefit from activated charcoal pills DAILY? What kind of symptoms & disorders are reduced by taking it? Other than food poisoning etc

Who would benefit from activated charcoal pills DAILY? What kind of symptoms & disorders are reduced by taking it? Other than food poisoning etc

No indication: There is no proven benefit from taking charcoal pills.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal absorb bad viruses/bacteria in the body? Like after being exposed to Norovirus would one benefit from taking charcoal for a week

Can activated charcoal absorb bad viruses/bacteria in the body? Like after being exposed to Norovirus would one benefit from taking charcoal for a week

Unfortunately, no: Sorry, but this won't have any effect on either preventing infection or making symptoms better. If you develop nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, be in touch with your doctor about medications to help control symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????

Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????

Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind? " Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

No charcoal 4 kidney: I cannot find any studies to suggest that activated charcoal is helpful for chronic kidney disease. Please discuss any new medications with your doctors. Preferably before you take them. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more

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Would I benefit from daily activated charcoal pills? Have IBS-chronic nausea, upset stomach, cramps & alternating periods of constipation & diarrhea​.

Would I benefit from daily activated charcoal pills? Have IBS-chronic nausea, upset stomach, cramps & alternating periods of constipation & diarrhea​.

Charcoal unproven: There is only one clinical trial evaluating the use of charcoal in IBS, and the results are underwhelming. You'd likely do better with mirtazapine and Miralax. ...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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Is it safe to take activated charcoal everyday?

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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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 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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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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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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Can I take omeprezol with activated charcoal?

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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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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Is activated charcoal a type of carcinogen?

Is activated charcoal a type of carcinogen?

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

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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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Do activated charcoal capsules help absorb paracetamol?

Do activated charcoal capsules help absorb paracetamol?

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

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Could I use activated charcoal for heavy metal toxicity?

Could I use activated charcoal for heavy metal toxicity?

No: The whole business of "heavy metal poisoning" cries out for better work and rigorous science. There are folks who will diagnose everyone with this and offer unproven remedies, and this tends to discredit real concerns about modern environmental toxicology. Activated charcoal binds many organic poisons that have been recently ingested but this won't remove metals from your system. Be discerning. ...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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Do they still use activated charcoal at the ER for overdoses?

Do they still use activated charcoal at the ER for overdoses?

Activated charcoal: Yes, activated charcoal is still used in ers for overdoses such as promethazine, salicylates (aspirin), acetaminophen. As long as charcoal is administered within 1-2 hours of ingestion. ...Read more

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Do you think I can use activated charcoal for heavy metal toxicity?

Do you think I can use activated charcoal for heavy metal toxicity?

Not A Good Idea: No. Charcoal won't adsorb minerals or metals. You need some form of chelation therapy, if anything. Depends on the type of heavy metal you're talking about and what if any symptoms you have and how serious they are. So if you suspect some kind of heavy metal toxicity, see a doctor sooner than later. If it's been diagnosed already and they gave you charcoal, get a second opinion pronto! ...Read more

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I have heard of & have seen paramedics carrying activated charcoal. What is this used for and what effect does it have?

I have heard of & have seen paramedics carrying activated charcoal. What is this used for and what effect does it have?

Soaks up poison: Activated charcoal is used when a person has taken a poison overdose of some sort, including an overdose of certain medications. It used to be that syrup of ipecac was used to induce vomiting, but that can be dangerous in some situations, so is no longer used. Colleagues? Correct me if I'm wrong on this. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Does activated charcoal clean meth?

Does activated charcoal clean meth?

Partially: Activated charcoal only partially binds to drugs and medication in the stomach. It does not completely block the passage of drugs into the body. It just lessens that. ...Read more