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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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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 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 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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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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What happens if you overdose and refuse to drink the charcoal ?

What happens if you overdose and refuse to drink the charcoal ?

Longer observation: Charcoal only binds up the drug that hasn't been digested and absorbed yet. So if you don't take the charcoal, they just need to monitor and treat you longer depending on the substance to make sure there are no serious side effects. ...Read more

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Is charcoal bad as a supplement?

Is charcoal bad as a supplement?

Charcoal: Not a supplement per se, but used in GI ailments such as bloating, & in stomach cleansing after ingesting poisons. ...Read more

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