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CHARCOAL & ACTIVATED CHARCOAL DESCRIPTION
Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, activated coal, or carbo activatus, is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions. Activated is sometimes substituted with active.
Charcoal is carbon. Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. Due to its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 500 m2, as determined by gas adsorption. An activation level sufficient for useful application may be attained solely from high surface area; however, further chemical treatment often enhances adsorption properties. Activated carbon is usually derived from charcoal and, increasingly, high-porosity biochar.
The use of special manufacturing techniques results in highly porous charcoals that have surface areas of 300 to 2,000 square meters per gram. These so-called active, or activated, charcoals are widely used to adsorb odorous or colored substances from gases or liquids.
The word adsorb is important here. When a material adsorbs something, it attaches to it by chemical attraction. The huge surface area of activated charcoal gives it countless bonding sites. When certain chemicals pass next to the carbon surface, they attach to the surface and are trapped.
Activated charcoal is good at trapping other carbon-based impurities ("organic" chemicals), as well as things like chlorine. Many other chemicals are not attracted to carbon at all (sodium, nitrates, etc.) so they pass right through. This means that an activated charcoal filter will remove certain impurities while ignoring others. It also means that, once all of the bonding sites are filled, an activated charcoal filter stops working. At that point you must replace the filter.
Activated carbon is carbon produced from carbonaceous source materials such as nutshells, coconut husk, peat, wood, coir, lignite, coal, and petroleum pitch. It can be produced by one of the following processes:
- Physical Reactivation: The source material is developed into activated carbons using hot gases. This is generally done by using one or a combination of the following processes:
- Carbonization: Material with carbon content is pyrolyzed at temperatures in the range 600 to 900°C, usually in inert atmosphere with gases like argon or nitrogen.
- Activation/Oxidation: Raw material or carbonized material is exposed to oxidizing atmospheres (oxygen or steam) at temperatures above 250°C, usually in the temperature range of 600 to 1200°C.
- Chemical Activation: Prior to carbonization, the raw material is impregnated with certain chemicals. The chemical is typically an acid, strong base, or a salt (phosphoric acid, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, calcium chloride, and zinc chloride 25%). Then, the raw material is carbonized at lower temperatures (450 to 900°C). It is believed that the carbonization / activation step proceeds simultaneously with the chemical activation. Chemical activation is preferred over physical activation owing to the lower temperatures and shorter time needed for activating material.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MEDICAL PROPERTIES
It was 1831. In front of his distinguished colleagues at the French Academy of Medicine, Professor Touery drank a lethal dose of strychnine and lived to tell the tale. He had combined the deadly poison with activated charcoal. That is how powerful activated charcoal is as an emergency decontaminant in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestines. Activated charcoal is considered to be the most effective single agent available. It is used after a person swallows or absorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical.
Activated charcoal is estimated to reduce absorption of poisonous substances nearly to 60-percent. It works by binding (adsorbing) chemicals, thus reducing their toxicity (poisonous nature), through the entire length of the stomach and small and large intestines (GI tract). Activated charcoal itself is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. Activated charcoal is often given after the stomach is pumped (gastric lavage). Gastric lavage is only effective immediately after swallowing a toxic substance (within about one-half hour) and does not have effects that reach beyond the stomach as activated charcoal does.
HOW ACTIVATED CHARCOAL WORKS
Activated charcoal absorbs a wide variety of drugs and chemicals. Adsorption is a process in which atoms and molecules move from a bulk phase (such as a solid, liquid, or gas) onto a solid or liquid surface. In other words, the toxic substance attaches to the surface of the charcoal. Because charcoal is not "digested," it stays inside the GI tract and eliminates the toxin when the person has a bowel movement.
This mechanism of action should not be confused with absorption. Absorption occurs when a substance passes into or through a tissue, like water passing into a sponge. Once the chemical or drug has been absorbed by the GI tract, activated charcoal can no longer retrieve the toxic ingestion. It will only attach to substances that are still inside the stomach or intestines.
The charcoal is "activated" because it is produced to have a very fine particle size. This increases the overall surface area and adsorptive capacity of the charcoal. It is produced by adding acid and steam to carbonaceous materials such as wood, coal, rye starch, or coconut shells. To put this in perspective, one standard 50-gram dose of activated charcoal has the surface area of 10 football fields.
Activated charcoal is often combined with sorbitol (a substance that stimulates the bowels to move, like a laxative) to shorten the amount of time to move through the system and reduce the possibility of constipation. However, to avoid adverse effects, sorbitol is not given with every dose of activated charcoal. All efforts should be made to reduce adsorption of severely toxic substances, as activated charcoal does not bind as well with these substances:
- Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), strong acids and bases, metals and inorganic minerals such as sodium, iron, lead, arsenic, iodine, fluorine, and boric acid.
- Alcohol (such as ethanol, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, glycols, and acetone).
- Hydrocarbons (such as petroleum distillates and plant hydrocarbons such as pine oil).
Activated charcoal does not irritate the mucous membranes of the GI system. In addition to adsorption of toxins, activated charcoal also adsorbs food nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. However, this short-term effect is not a concern when activated charcoal is used to treat poisoning.
CHARCOAL USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Activated Charcoal powder is used medicinally as well as in air purifiers, water purifiers, and many other industrial uses. Its recorded use dates back to 1550 BC and in modern times is most widely used medicinally as a detoxifier and poison antidote. It should always keep it on hand in an emergency first aid kit to be used for spider bites, accidental ingestion of toxins or stomach microorganisms (bugs). Some even brush their teeth with it and make facial masks.
Activated charcoal is well known as a antidote as it adsorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm the body. Some Emergency Rooms administer large doses of activated charcoal for certain types of poisoning. Activated carbon is used to treat poisonings and overdoses following oral ingestion. It is not effective for a number of poisonings including: strong acids or alkali, iron, lithium, arsenic, methanol, ethanol or ethylene glycol. Tablets or capsules of activated carbon are used in many countries as an over-the-counter drug to treat diarrhea, indigestion, and flatulence.
Some individuals regularly use charcoal to brush their teeth as it whitens them naturally. Keep it on hand in case any of the kids ever ingest any toxins or household chemicals, though we all do our best as parents to keep anything toxic out of the house completely. Sometimes, unpredictable things can happen. In case of any emergency, absolutely call a poison control center before giving a dose of activated carbon. Keep the number with all emergency numbers on the refrigerator or other easily located place. Follow their directions for treating a potential poisoning situation. Activated charcoal can be used to treat a spider bites (or other types of bites). The type of bite should be confirmed if possible (such as a brown recluse or black widow). A mix of charcoal and baking soda helped draw the toxin out and help toward healing with no long term scarring. It can also be used for food poisoning, ridding it within a few hours with charcoal followed by apple cider vinegar and then epsom salt (to avoid the charcoal building up in the system). As with any substance, you should always check with a medical professional before use, especially in an emergency or life threatening situation or if there is any other underlying health problem.
Charcoal is not known to be toxic, though it should not be taken within two hours of vitamins or medications because it will keep the body from adsorbing them. Care should also be taken to find a high quality form of charcoal. It should only be used for emergency purposes and not part of a regular program.
Also, activated charcoal is NOT the same thing as the ashes from burning wood or other fires at home, so please do not try to use those type of ashes for these or any other uses.
Activated charcoal can be used for cosmetic purposes as well as emergency poisoning uses. A few common ideas is to use it as a Facial Beauty Mask and a Natural Teeth Whitener to remove stains on teeth.
Somethings to keep in mind when dealing with activated charcoal: It can be a bit messy and stain porous things like tile grouting. Other than that it is easily rinsed off with water from skin and non-porous surfaces, and can be washed out of clothing.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL TEETH WHITENER
For teeth whitener you will need:
- Activated Charcoal Capsule
Carefully open activated charcoal capsule. Apply toothpaste to the toothbrush. Dip it into the charcoal powder completely covering the toothpaste. Begin to brush your teeth as usual.You will notice your mouth turn black which is unsightly, to say the least, but it is only temporary. You can brush with just water to get it completely out of your mouth. Rinse mouth and toothbrush thoroughly to remove remaining charcoal. When using it as a teeth whitener limit use to 1 to 2 times a week to avoid wear on tooth enamel.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FACIAL MASK
For the face mask you will need:
1 teaspoon Activated Charcoal (in powder form)Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
1 teaspoon Aloe Vera gel or juice
1 teaspoon water or Rosewater
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
1 pinch Sea Salt
Apply a thin even layer all over your face.
Allow the mask to dry and then wash off.
This mask is safe for most skin types, but you should first do a skin patch test, usually on the inside of your wrist.
This is done to check for allergy sensitivity to the ingredients and to make sure this mask is right for you.
Apply to a small patch of skin, let dry, wash off. Wait 24 hours to see how your skin reacts.
No reaction, it is considered safe for you to use it on your face.
CHARCOAL DOSAGE INFORMATION
EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR POISONING
Activated charcoal is used in the emergency treatment of certain kinds of poisoning. It helps prevent the poison from being absorbed from the stomach into the body. Sometimes, several doses of activated charcoal are needed to treat severe poisoning. Ordinarily, this medicine is not effective and should not be used in poisoning if corrosive agents such as alkalis (lye) and strong acids, iron, boric acid, lithium, petroleum products (e.g., cleaning fluid, coal oil, fuel oil, gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner), or alcohols have been swallowed, since it will not prevent these poisons from being absorbed into the body.
Some activated charcoal products contain sorbitol. Sorbitol is a sweetener. It also works as a laxative, for the elimination of the poison from the body. Products that contain sorbitol should be given only under the direct supervision of a health practitioner because severe diarrhea and vomiting may result. Activated charcoal has not been shown to be effective in relieving diarrhea and intestinal gas.
Activated charcoal may be available without a health practitioner's prescription; however, before using this medicine, call a poison control center, your health care practitioner, or an emergency room for advice.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: Liquid, Suspension, Tablet, Chewable, Kit, Powder for Suspension.
EMERGENCY HOME CARE
If you or someone you know has swallowed or breathed a poison and you or they have signs or symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, pain, trouble breathing, seizure, confusion, or abnormal skin color, you must call either an ambulance, alert your local medical emergency system, or the National Poison Control Center in the United States (1-800-222-1222) for guidance (this number is routed to the poison control center that serves your area). Place the telephone number (along with police, fire, and 911 or equivalent) near your home phones.
The best approach to poisoning is to identify the toxic substance and call your regional poison control center, or equivalent in your area, or go directly to the nearest Emergency Department.
Do not induce vomiting or give syrup of Ipecac. Ipecac was once used to induce vomiting in poisoned patients for whom there was a chance to get the toxin out of the body. Several advisory bodies such as the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended that Ipecac NOT be used and that it should not even be kept in the home. For more information on this subject go to: Poison.org: Ipecac.
A few poison centers recommend the use of activated charcoal in specific circumstances. Call your local poison control center for guidance before giving it to someone. In areas in which the poison center recommends activated charcoal, pharmacies will stock the product, and it can be purchased over-the-counter. In general, if the local poison center does not recommend its use at home, pharmacies will not stock it.
Milk products may decrease the ability of the charcoal to work. Do not attempt these types of home remedies. The best advice is to get the person to an Emergency Department.
If the person cannot be aroused, is vomiting, or has difficulty breathing, this is a 911 emergency. Bring the container of poison or medicine bottles, if known, to the Emergency Department.
PROPER USE OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Before taking this medicine, call a poison control center, your health care practitioner, doctor, or an emergency room for advice. It is a good idea to have these telephone numbers readily available.
To prevent activated charcoal powder from scattering, be careful when opening and adding water to the powder container.
It is very important that you shake the liquid form of this medicine well before taking it, because some might have settled in the bottom. Be sure to drink all the liquid. Then rinse the container with a small amount of water, shake the container, and drink this mixture to get the full dose of activated charcoal.
If you have been told to take both this medicine and ipecac syrup to treat the poisoning, do not take this medicine until after you have taken the ipecac syrup to cause vomiting and the vomiting has stopped. This usually takes about 30 minutes.
Do not take this medicine mixed with chocolate syrup, ice cream or sherbet, since they may prevent the medicine from working properly.
If you are taking any other medicine, do not take it within 2 hours of the activated charcoal. Taking other medicines together with activated charcoal may prevent the other medicine from being absorbed by your body. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.
The dose medicines in this class will be different for different patients. Follow your health care practitioner's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of these medicines. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your health care practitioner tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For Activated Charcoal
For Activated Charcoal & Sorbitol
- For Oral Dosage Powder Form For Poison Treatment:
- Treatment With One Dose:
- Adults & Teenagers: Dose is usually 25 to 100 grams mixed with water.
- Children (1 through 12 years of age): Dose is usually 25 to 50 grams mixed with water, or the dose may be based on body weight. It may be 0.5 to 1 gram per kilogram (kg) (0.23 to 0.45 gram per pound) of body weight mixed with water.
- Children (Up to 1 year of age): Dose is usually 10 to 25 grams mixed with water, or the dose may be based on body weight. It may be 0.5 to 1 gram per kg (0.23 to 0.45 gram per pound) of body weight mixed with water.
- Treatment With More Than One Dose:
- Adults & Teenagers: At first, the dose is 50 to 100 grams. Then the dose may be 12.5 grams given every hour, 25 grams given every two hours, or 50 grams given every four hours. Each dose should be mixed with water.
- Children (Up to 13 years of age): At first, the dose is 10 to 25 grams. Then the dose is based on body weight. It is usually 1 to 2 grams per kg (0.45 to 0.91 gram per pound) of body weight given every two to four hours. Each dose should be mixed with water.
- For Oral Dosage Oral Suspension Form For Poison Treatment:
- Treatment With One Dose:
- Adults & Teenagers: Dose is usually 25 to 100 grams.
- Children (1 through 12 years of age): Dose is usually 25 to 50 grams, or the dose may be based on body weight. It may be 0.5 to 1 gram per kg (0.23 to 0.45 gram per pound) of body weight.
- Children (Up to 1 year of age): Dose is usually 10 to 25 grams, or the dose may be based on body weight. It may be 0.5 to 1 gram per kg (0.23 to 0.45 gram per pound) of body weight.
- Treatment With More Than One Dose:
- Adults & Teenagers: At first, the dose is 50 to 100 grams. Then the dose may be 12.5 grams given every hour, 25 grams given every two hours, or 50 grams given every four hours.
- Children (Up to 13 years of age): At first, the dose is 10 to 25 grams. Then the dose is based on body weight. It is usually 1 to 2 grams per kg (0.45 to 0.91 gram per pound) of body weight given every two to four hours.
- For Oral Dosage Oral Suspension Form For Poison Treatment:
- Adults & Teenagers: Dose is usually 50 to 100 grams of activated charcoal given one time.
- Children (1 through 12 years of age): Dose is usually 25 to 50 grams of activated charcoal given one time.
- Children (Up to 1 year of age): Use is not recommended.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL DOSING TIPS
Activated charcoal may be given by mouth to someone who is awake and alert. It is a black liquid drink. If the person vomits the drink, another dose will be given through a nasogastric or orogastric tube (a tube inserted through the nose or mouth, down the esophagus and into the stomach). If the person is unconscious (or nearly so), an endotracheal intubation (a procedure in which a tube is inserted through the mouth down into the trachea) may be necessary. This allows oxygen to be delivered and helps protect the airway and lungs from gastric content, which minimizes the risk of the person vomiting and choking. Activated charcoal is usually given by a health care practitioner or emergency professional. It is not a substance to be used at home. Health care practitioners determine the dose or amount of charcoal to give based on the patient's weight (with special doses for children) and on how much poison was swallowed. There are some practitioners who will prescribe charcoal for emergency use in the home. This should only be done under the direct guidance of the health practitioner or poison control center. In the United States, the direct line to the poison control center is 1-800-222-1222. The health practitioner also determines when and if additional doses are given by monitoring blood levels of the poison. Other symptoms the health practitioner monitors are nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and severe heart problems. Multiple doses of activated charcoal can be given if someone swallowed large doses of long-acting, sustained release medications. In some cases, if blood levels of the poison remain too high, the health practitioner may recommend kidney dialysis. Dialysis may be the best way to remove the toxin from the bloodstream.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
CHARCOAL SAFETY, CAUTIONS, & INTERACTIONS
WHEN NOT TO USE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Activated charcoal will not be given to people with an obstruction of the intestines
Activated charcoal can cause intestinal problems such as constipation, or it can create clumps of foreign material. This situation can be prevented by giving a laxative such as sorbitol to the patient, however, repeated doses with sorbitol may cause excessive diarrhea, dehydration, and chemical imbalance. If the patient is fructose intolerant, family members should notify the treating doctor, and sorbitol will not be given with the activated charcoal. Sorbitol is a sugar substitute that acts as a laxative to move the charcoal through the system. Infants younger than one year of age year should not be given sorbitol because it may cause excessive fluid losses. To prevent constipation, blockage or obstruction, drink plenty of water for several hours after dosing. It is important to keep things moving and flush it out along with the toxins through the bowels and into the toilet.
Activared charcoal will not be given if the person swallowed a corrosive agent, such as a strong acid or alkali.
Strong acids may "burn" through the lining of the GI tract. Health care practitioners will need to look at the lining with an endoscope. This is a special instrument designed to look inside the stomach. Activated charcoal is not to be used with this type of poison because it is difficult to see the lining of the GI tract with the scope after charcoal is given.
If an antidote to a specific type of drug poisoning is given, then the health care practitioner may not give activated charcoal because the drug given as treatment will also be adsorbed. A classic example is an acetaminophen (Tylenol overdose) in which there is a clearly established antidote with acetylcysteine (Mucomyst).
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your health care practitioner as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare is pain or swelling in stomach.
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your health practitioner if any of the following side effects continue:
More common is diarrhea. Less common or rare is constipation, vomiting.
Activated charcoal will cause your stools to turn black. This is to be expected while you are taking this medicine.
There have not been any other side effects reported with this medicine. However, if you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
CHARCOAL & ACTIVATED CHARCOAL PRODUCTS
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CHARCOAL (ACTIVATED) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS
Starwest Botanicals: Charcoal Powder (Activated), 4 oz.
Starwest Botanicals: Charcoal Powder (Activated), 1 lb.
HerbsPro: Charcoal, 100% Pure Activated, Source Naturals, 260 mg, 200 Caps
A dietary supplement. Take two capsules, preferably after meals, up to 3 times daily, at first sign of internal imbalance. Take for no more than 3 consecutive days. Hypoallergenic. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat, sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial colors. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or may become pregnant, or if you are taking any prescription medication (including oral contraceptives), consult a physician before using this product. Not for children under 3 years of age. May temporarily darken the stool. Charcoal should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking medication.
HerbsPro: Activated Charcoal, Certified Potency, Natures Way, 280 mg, 100 Gel Caps
A dietary supplement with high absorbency for intestinal cleansing. Certified potency. Take 2 capsules two to three times daily, 3 to 4 hours before or after meals or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
HerbsPro: Activated Charcoal, Natures Way, 280 mg, 100 Caps
Considered a dietary supplement. Activated Charcoal is commonly used to absorb digestive gas and toxins including poisons. Certified 280 mg. High Absorbency. The high absorbency of Nature's charcoal may reduce the effectiveness of certain medications. This product is not intended as a treatment for accidental poisoning. Consult a physician before taking charcoal capsules with other medications. Does Not Contain : Artificial Ingredients, Preservatives, Common Food Allergens, Yeast, Milk, Lactose, Wheat, Sugar, Soy, Corn. Take two capsules after eating a meal as needed. Repeat after two hours if discomfort persists.
HerbsPro: DTox System Purifying Body Bar, Giovanni Cosmetics, 5.3 oz.
Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Tested. Eco Chic Body Care. Eco Chic Technology. Hypoallergenic, with Activated Charcoal to remove toxins. With Activated Charcoal, Volcanic Ash And Super-Antioxidants Acai and Goji Berry. Hand Harvested, antioxidant rich acai and goji berry infuse skin with the vitamins so critical to smooth, beautiful, purely touch worthy skin. The result is skin with noticeable clarity, gently fragranced with essential oils of luscious fig and clean green tea, pollutants lost, purity found. Lather D:tox System purifying body bar in hands and work over body to create a rich lather. Rinse.
HerbsPro: D:Tox System Purifying Body Scrub, Giovanni Cosmetics, 6 oz. Tube
Clinically tested, hypoallergenic with Activated Charcoal, Volcanic Ash and Super-Antioxidants Acai and Goji Berry. After cleansing with body bar, pour purifying exfoliant body scrub into hands, onto a cloth or loofah, and gently polish over body. Rinse.
HerbsPro: Dtox System Purifying Facial Scrub, Giovanni Cosmetics, 4 oz.
Clinically tested, hypoallergenic, With Activated Charcoal, Volcanic Ash and Super-Antioxidants Acai and 'Gogi Berry. Apply after cleanser, to wet skin. Massage in gentle circular motions using plenty of water. Rinse completely. Avoid delicate eye area.
HerbsPro: Dtox System Purifying Facial Mask, Giovanni Cosmetics, 4 oz.
Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Tested. Eco Chic Skin Care. Eco Chic Technology. Hypoallergenic . Non-Comedogenic (Wont Clog Pores). With Activated Charcoal, Volcanic Ash and Super-Antioxidants Acai and Goji Berry, and other Herbal Extracts, along with Healing Clays and Activated Charcoal. Apply mask to dry skin. Wait 20 mintures, Remove with cool water. Avoid contact with eyes. Use as needed two to three times weekly.
Kalyx: Charcoal Powder, Activated, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
Kalyx: Charcoal Powder, Activated, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.: C
Kalyx: Superior GI Cleanse With Activated Charcoal, Nutricology, 100 VCaps: N
Formulated with psyllium husks (a dietary fiber) to cleanse the intestinal mucosal lining, and increase fecal bulk, potentially regulating transit time. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic bacteria that uses fiber to produce short-chain fatty acids, assisting in the regulation of microbiology and intestinal permeability. Some nutrients in this formula support blood flow within the intestinal capillary beds which may enhance the absorption of nutritional value from food, while other nutrients decrease the potential for the absorption of toxins and unfriendly microbes. Comprehensive formula for cleansing the small and large intestine. As a dietary supplement, 4 capsules three times daily with 8 oz. of water, or 6 capsules two times daily with 12 oz. of water, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. It is very important to consume adequate amounts of water with this product. If transit time is not regulated in 12 to 24 hours, discontinue use.
Amazon: Activated Charcoal Products
Amazon: Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder, Food Grade, Charcoal House, 10 oz.
For use in charcoal poultices and compresses for the treatment of infections and pain, as a general detoxifier. Useful in baths when requiring a generalizing application over a larger body area. This is a food grade activated charcoal powder. Suitable for internal use as for indigestion. May also be added to animal food or water for internal applications. It is made from Eastern USA Hardwood chips and sawdust.
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