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Activated charcoal
« on: June 25, 2009, 04:43:13 PM »
Activated charcoal is type of carbon made from wood, vegetables and other materials. It looks like a fine black powder. Activated charcoal is believed to have a large adsorptive capacity, making it able to bind with unwanted substances and toxins in the gut.

Activated charcoal may help to lower cholesterol by interfering with enterohepatic circulation of bile acids. It has been found to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.Activated charcoal is used in water filters, medicines that selectively remove toxins, and chemical purification processes. Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated with oxygen. The treatment results in a highly porous charcoal. These tiny holes give the charcoal a surface area of 300-2,000 m2/g, allowing liquids or gases to pass through the charcoal and interact with the exposed carbon. The carbon adsorbs a wide range of impurities and contaminants, including chlorine, odors, and pigments. Other substances, like sodium, fluoride, and nitrates, are not as attracted to the carbon and are not filtered out. Because adsorption works by chemically binding the impurities to the carbon, the active sites in the charcoal eventually become filled. Activated charcoal filters become less effective with use and have to be recharged or replaced. Several factors influence the effectiveness of activated charcoal. The pore size and distribution varies depending on the source of the carbon and the manufacturing process. Large organic molecules are absorbed better than smaller ones. Adsorption tends to increase as pH and temperature decrease. Contaminants are also removed more effectively if they are in contact with the activated charcoal for a longer time, so flow rate through the charcoal affects filtration

Side Effects and Safety
Pregnant or nursing women and the elderly should avoid activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal should not used concomitantly with medication or nutritional supplements.

Activated charcoal can cause stools to appear black. Other side effects of activated charcoal include nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, or constipation.

Although there haven't been adverse effects in amounts used in nutritional supplements, there are no studies on the long-term safety of activated charcoal in humans

Medicinal Activated Charcoal Powder is used around the world as a universal antidote for hundreds of poisons (including arsenic, mercury, pesticides, strychnine, warfarin, hemlock, and ...) and as a detox for drug overdose (including aspirin, barbiturates, prozac, paracetamol, phenobarbital, amphetamine, cocaine, THC, morphine, opium, and...), and is recommended by the Poison Control Centers of America, including the Animal Poison Control Center

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http://altmedicine.about.com/od/completeazindex/a/charcoal.htm
http://www.buyactivatedcharcoal.com/medicine
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 07:26:22 PM by ruben »

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Re: Activated charcoal
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 09:31:42 PM »
ginagamit din sa drug rehab centers yan for detox of Methampetamine Hydrochloride,pinapalunok sila nyan


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Re: Activated charcoal
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 10:50:41 AM »
interesting...

kinakain pala yan? sa mga nakatry na.. ano kaya lasa nyan?



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Re: Activated charcoal
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 09:08:02 PM »
wala po itong lasa ,inilalagay lang sa tubig saka  po iinumin

 


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