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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Charcoal Tablets

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Whats the benefits of taking charcoal tablet?

Whats 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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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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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