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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Charcoal Tablets

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What's the benefits of taking charcoal tablet?

What's the benefits of taking charcoal tablet?

None: Charcoal is not approved for any disease. Doctors may use it for treatment of poisoning, but there is no indication for self treatment. ...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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Can charcoal tablets cancel out nicotine tests?

Can charcoal tablets cancel out nicotine tests?

No: I am aware of no evidence that this would be effective. The amount of nicotine that could be adsorbed through charcoal would be minimal, and if you were regularly consuming nicotine in tobacco products it would still be detectable in saliva, blood or urine tests for cotinine. ...Read more

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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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Can I take charcoal tablets while pregnant?

Can I take charcoal tablets while pregnant?

Yes, but why?: Charcoal is not absorbed by your body and so should not cause problem for the pregnancy itself, but why you need to take charcoal? Did you ingest something--od on certain meds or chemical? Charcoal is often used to "bind up" other toxic chemicals and it is eliminated unchanged in the feces--it is not absorbed into your body. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do charcoal/carbon tablets help in better metabolism?

How do charcoal/carbon tablets help in better metabolism?

They don't help: Such tablets don't change a person's metabolic rate, nor affect her body's functions in any noticeable beneficial way. On the other hand, if she spends money buying the tablets, then she has fewer dollars to spend on yummy, sugary snacks... so buying the tablets might improve her health that way, by decreasing sugar intake... but that's pretty far-fetched. ...Read more

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Are charcoal tablets cure for flatulence?

Are charcoal tablets cure for flatulence?

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 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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I have had extremely bad wind but only when I eat, I've tried peppermint tea&tablets, charcoal, degas and nothing is helping. What could it be?

I have had extremely bad wind but only when I eat, I've tried peppermint tea&tablets, charcoal, degas and nothing is helping. What could it be?

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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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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Do charcoal tablets and lots of water get rid of thc?

Do charcoal tablets and lots of water get rid of thc?

Unlikely: If you are suggesting that taking charcoal tablets and drinking lots of water will help you pass a urine test for THC, that is not likely. THC is stored in the fat. The test may remain positive for a month or longer in a chronic user.
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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...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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Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

No: Charcoal is an inert absorptive substance. It will not alter the course of ibs. ...Read more

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Took activated charcoal tablets two hours before birth control am I still protected?

Took activated charcoal tablets two hours before birth control am I still protected?

Yes but....: If two hours had passed then the birth control pill was likely already absorbed. It is important to know why you were taking Charcoal tablets. These are typically done after an overdose or accidental poisoning. This is usually done under medical guidance. Hopefully you were seen and treated by a doctor to help with whatever was going on at that time. If not please seek help ...Read more

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Has anyone with IBS found the use of activated charcoal tablets to be a useful treatment?

Yes: We have a hard time treating ibs. Many things are contributing to the discomfort and charcoal (used in moderation) if helpful, is probably O.K. ...Read more

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Hello, my friend Jordan has smoked weed before and she was wondering if having charcoal tablets and drinking a lot of water a day will get rid of thc?

Hello, my friend Jordan has smoked weed before and she was wondering if having charcoal tablets and drinking a lot of water a day will get rid of thc?

No they won't: Drinking a lot of water will trigger a finding that the person has tried to beat the test (through specific gravity of the urine). ...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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I read that taking activated charcoal pills help reduce gas, but I have been experiencing constipation and was wondering if the pill could be to blame?

I read that taking activated charcoal pills help reduce gas, but I have been experiencing constipation and was wondering if the pill could be to blame?

Sometimes: Some people do get constipation, particularly if not drinking a lot of water with charcoal. Can usually overcome with good hydration, fruits (prunes in particular), etc. ...Read more

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Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric beazor (collection of food particles in the stomach) or gastroparesis can produce this problem. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to look into these possibilities. ...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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When should I take charcoal?

When should I take charcoal?

If poisoned: There are forms of charcoal that soak up small molecules such as some common organic poisons before they pass from the stomach and intestines into the blood. These are helpful. Charcoal pills are offered for sale. Put your hand over your wallet if you see these; I'm not aware of any reason to think they will do you any good. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from eating off a charcoal grill?

Can you get sick from eating off a charcoal grill?

Sure.: Was the food cooked well enough? We're the coals or gas hot enough to cook the food all the way through? Was the grill cleaned from the last use? Was the food to close to charcoal briquettes allowing for some residue to get onto the food? Did the food sit out for a long time after it was cooked on the grill? ...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