Back in 1831, eminent professor from the French Academy in Medicine experience the effects of strychnine when he drank a lethal dose of this alkaloid. Nobody believed that the professor survived due to the activation of charcoal which basically saved his life.
Doctors use the activated charcoal only in emergency situations when decontamination is needed for people that have by accident took toxic substance.
This is what the active charcoal has effect on:
It has no taste at all, and it is non-toxic powder. Also it absorbs up to 60% of toxins in the body.
The power of this remedy is to absorb and kill the toxins in the digestive system. In this case the active charcoal prevents the digestive system to absorb the poison.
Reduction of flatulence is another property of the charcoal, and it also helps you overcome hangovers, bile flow issues that are common for pregnant women as well as reduction of the cholesterol levels.
The regular charcoal is made of coal, coconut pile, petroleum, wood and peat. Activated charcoal has similar structure but different application. When the activated charcoal is manufactured it is exposed to high degree of heat. This way they develop internal pores which gives the charcoal the property to absorb toxins and remove them from your body.
Also it is important to state that activated charcoal does not absorb any nutrients. This is what David O. Cooney has to say about the activated charcoal:
“Charcoal added to the diet of sheep for six months did not cause a loss of nutrients, as compared with sheep not receiving charcoal. … 5 % of the total diet was charcoal. It did not affect the blood or urinary levels of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, inorganic phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, total protein or urine pH.”
American Journal of Gastroenterology published a study that activated flatulence helps you to relieve cramps and bloating which is usually caused by intestinal gas. It also prevents flatulence.
Study shows that activated charcoal lowers the level of cholesterol and absorbs it. Furthermore it is proven that is reduces bad cholesterol by 45% and increases the good cholesterol by at least 10%. The research took place for a month and each participant took 8gr. of activated charcoal per day.
Also this study shows that it is extremely successful at reducing nitrogen waste. Elderly people with kidney disease should consider use activated charcoal and low-protein diet in order to improve their health and kidney function.
Toxins in your liver or kidney are also absorbed by activated charcoal. This allows your normal function of your body and prevents toxic overload. Charcoal can also stimulate your bile flow and this way it can remove toxins from your body.
Activated charcoal is found in different state of compounds such as powder, liquid, or tablet. Tablets can be chewed without any problems. On the other hand it can be found also in many detoxification products that are on the market.