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Activated Charcoal

Carbon from burnt wood or vegetation is treated with oxygen to create highly porous activated charcoal with a vast adsorbent surface area. It is an effective and safe intestinal cleanser.

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Activated Charcoal Info

Carbon from burnt wood or vegetation is treated with oxygen to create highly porous activated charcoal with a vast adsorbent surface area.

Toxins in the intestinal tract attach to the surface of the charcoal particles (adsorption), and are excreted via the bowels. The body does not absorb any of the charcoal.

The ancient Greeks, Hindus and Egyptians all knew the value of charcoal as a filter to aid digestion, remove odours and relieve intestinal bloating, gas and constipation.

Activated Charcoal Benefits

Activated charcoal can adsorb and remove ingested impurities and toxins including chlorine, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, parasites, food poisoning, drug overdose, pesticides, herbicides, industrial pollutants, insect and snake venom, and toxic gases. It is an effective and safe intestinal cleanser.

Its action on the colon is very mild and the intestinal mucous membranes are undamaged. Nutrient absorption is not interfered with and there is no reduction in levels of essential minerals in the body.

Combine activated charcoal with fibre to enhance elimination.

Activated Charcoal Side Effects

Stools may appear black. Intestinal obstruction or constipation may result unless taken with plenty of water. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea may occur if a poisonous substance is being eliminated. Contraindicated if elderly, pregnant or breastfeeding as there are no studies on humans available to support its safe use in these groups. Can bind to some medical drugs so consult your health professional before taking it if you are on any medication. Don’t take with other supplements. Allow a 2 hour gap so it does not interfere with absorption of supplements. Do not use activated charcoal if an accidentally ingested substance is an acid, an alkali or a petroleum product.

Product Reviews

  • Awesome product

    I tried this due to ongoing IBS issues with bloating and stomach pain in the evening and boy does it work! I've even had dairy a couple of times, which usually creates all sorts of problems but if I take 2 of these just after eating, I am symptom free!!! I now have a stash in my bag in case I need them during the day. I am pretty much pain free and very happy with this product.



  • I agree

    Not only that this is an excellent product but with the other, very funny comments, and the request for a 'Like' button.



  • Essential for travel

    I'd never be without activated charcoal as just occasionally, something seem to upset my tummy - but without warning! A couple of these taken about 2 hours after my regular morning vitamins, makes sure I can leave the house safely :) I also take pro-biotics and plenty of water to keep my digestion in good order.



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