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Activated Charcoal 30 tablets


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How does activated charcoal work?

Activating charcoal is made when charcoal is treated at high temperatures that causes it to develop microscopic holes, which increases its surface area.  It doesn’t get absorbed by your gut, which means that when it reaches your gut it is in its unchanged form.  The charcoal’s porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules, such as toxins and gases.  When liquids or gases pass through this activated charcoal, they bind to it through a process known as adsorption.  These toxins and chemicals get trapped in your gut and eliminated through stool instead of being absorbed into your body.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal

  • Improves kidney function by filtering out undigested toxins and drugs
  • Minimises intestinal gas and flatulence
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Helps prevent diarrhoea

Directions for use:

Take 1 tablet per day after a meal.  Take 2 hours before or after any medication.  In the case of poisoning drink 5 tablets and get the patient to hospital ASAP.  Suitable from the age of 12 years.  Activated charcoal is possibly safe when used short-term when pregnant or breastfeeding.  Consult with your healthcare professional before using it.  It may assist with reduced bile flow (cholestasis) during pregnancy.