Active charcoal is known as charcoal (carbo medicinalis) is black, tasteless and smell, and is obtained in a special way by burning natural ingredients at high temperatures in the presence of gas. It is a multi-beneficial component of natural origin, with a long and diverse history of medicinal and practical uses, but most of all remove years of toxins.
What is Medical Active Charcoal and How Does It Work?
The ancient Egyptians used it 3750 years before Christ when they accidentally discovered that it was preventing poisoning. They used it as a kind of preservative, while Hippocrates used it for medical purposes in ancient Greece. The primary role of medical charcoal is the absorption of toxins. It is characterized by numerous pores on its surface, which in essence help in “capturing” toxins and preventing their absorption and spread in the body. Medical charcoal does not absorb or break down these trapped toxins, but in some way “clings” to its surface and, together with it, ejects it from the body
Medical charcoal absorbs almost everything from the stomach and intestines. Non-selective for binding a large number of toxins, microorganisms, and drugs. At the same time, it is not absorbed and metabolized and excreted by the body together with the substances that tied them to its structure
In addition to being safe and effective in poisoning, detoxification, and cleansing of the body, the active charcoal has a number of other beneficial effects such as the removal of unpleasant odors and disinfection. Medical activated charcoal is commonly used in the following cases:
Active charcoal for stomach and diarrhea
It can be used as the number one choice for diarrhea. It helps by binding toxins, viruses and bacteria that are present, prevents their spread and helps in their faster elimination. In diarrhea, don’t to use it more than 4 days and for detoxification, you can use it for 7 days. If you take it for a short period of time is completely safe so it is also safe for children.
Against gases and bloating
One of the uses of activated charcoal for the stomach which is often overlooked is the removal of nasty gases and bloating. It works in ways that charcoal combines food by-products that cause gas and discomfort.
Food and medicine poisoning
Of particular benefit and the first step is the use of medical charcoal in acute conditions of poisoning with drugs, poisons or nitrates (analgesics, antidepressants, hypnotics, nicotine …). In such cases, if it is necessary, the charcoal should be taken within 30 minutes of the use of the drug/poison.
Detoxification of the body
The factors of the environment, the various chemicals, and pesticides introduced by the food, the water, and also air pollution are a burden to our orgasm. This additionally leads to the appearance of allergic reactions, oxidative stress and poor functioning of the immune system. Active charcoal can greatly help to promote the health of the digestive tract by removing toxins from the system and thus indirectly to the overall body and mental health.
Activated charcoal for tooth whitening positively affects oral health and the change in pH balance in the mouth. Which prevents caries, bad breath, and gum disease. Teeth whitening with activated charcoal is possible because of its ability to absorb plaque and microscopic particles that form stains on the teeth. Teeth whitening with activated charcoal is a completely natural way of a white smile. All you need is to mix the active charcoal powder with toothpaste and wash your teeth in the usual way. With special attention to the places that have the most stains. Important: if you have crowns or porcelain sleeves, active charcoal may snap off. If your teeth become sensitive, stop using activated charcoal to make them shine.
It lowers cholesterol
Many studies prove that active charcoal reduces bad cholesterol and increases the level of good cholesterol as well as drugs.
It cures alcohol poisoning and prevents a hangover
Although active charcoal does not absorb alcohol. It helps to quickly remove other toxins that contribute to poisoning and is therefore good against hangover.
Active charcoal is a real trap for impurities in water, including solvents, pesticides, industrial waste, and other chemicals. This is the reason for its massive use in water filtration systems around the world.
What to pay attention to
Since charcoal is a powerful absorbent, it is important to keep it separate from substances that can release steam or gases into the atmosphere. For the same reason, when used concomitantly with other drugs, it reduces their absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. Which significantly reduces their effectiveness. Therefore, the interval of use with other preparations should be at least 1.5 hours. Long-term use of higher doses can impair the absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract and cause problems with digestion.