This black powder is an amazing substance. Activated Charcoal is believed by many experts to absorb more poisons than any other substance known to man. It is the highly absorbent gritty black material commonly found in air and water filters and has the well-earned reputation of being a near-universal antidote to all manner of toxins and poisons.
Although it has been used as an antidote in poisoning from most drugs and chemicals, activated charcoal will not be effective against the following:cyanide, alcohol, caustic alkalies (such as lye), mineral acids, or boric acids. Consult a Poison Control Center (phone numbers are in the front of your phone book) or a doctor immediately for instructions and information in any poisoning emergency.
When mixed with water and swallowed to counteract poisoning, charcoal absorbs the poison or drug, inactivating it by binding with it. It then carries it inert through the entire length of the digestive tract and out of the body. Charcoal is not absorbed, neutralized, or metabolized by the body.
Unfortunately, a simple water and charcoal mixture is unpalatable and messy. It tastes like a charcoal briquette, and blackens your teeth, gums and tongue. These problems can be avoided by ingesting a powdered activated charcoal complex that contains a thickening agent like bentonite clay, with added flavors and mild sweeteners. The clay acts as a thickening agent that reduces powdery mouth-feel and improves the taste without reducing the efficacy of the charcoal.
Few realize that in addition to being a powerful emergency tool, activated charcoal is the best single tool for enhancing detoxification. Detoxification is an ongoing biological process that prevents toxins (from infectious agents, food, air, water, and substances that contact the skin) from having a negative impact on almost every part of the body. Chronic exposure to toxins produces cellular damage, diverse diseases, allergy-like reactions, and compromised immunity.
Activated charcoal can be an effective companion to any regimen for thetreatment of systemic Candida albicans infections. Activated charcoal adsorbs many of the toxins that Candida produces that otherwise would be absorbed by the blood and carried throughout the body. These toxins produce pathological changes in tissues and organs and interfere with proper immune function.
Abdominal bloating and flatulence can respond favorably to treatment with activated charcoal.
Charcoal poultices that are kept moist and warm actually draw toxins and poisons out through the skin tissue. This is because skin is a permeable membrane, which permits a variety of liquids and gases to enter and exit the body. Make the poultice just large enough to cover the injured area. The paste may be made by mixing equal parts of flaxseed meal or corn starch with the activated charcoal, in a bowl, and then adding just enough hot water to make a moderately thick paste. Then spread the paste over a porous cloth, covering over the top with another layer of that same cloth. Place the poultice over the area to be treated and cover it with a piece of plastic wrap. Cover or wrap with another cloth to hold it all in place. Secure by a tie, stretch bandage, or pin. Apply the poultice for 1 or 2 hours. If applied at bedtime, leave it on overnight. Adsorption takes place almost immediately. When the poultice is removed, wash or gently cleanse the area with cool water. Repeat when needed. Poultices should, at the most, be changed every 6-10 hours. Do not put charcoal directly on broken skin as it may cause a tatooing effect, blackening the skin for a period of time.
This activated charcoal is a highly purified, powdered, virgin activated carbon produced from selected grades of bituminous coal and thermally activated under carefully controlled conditions. It is characterized by a high surface area and superior pore volume, and is an ideal product for many purification applications including the treatment of potable water, removal of taste, odor, and organic contaminants, and chemical decolorization, etc.
Charcoal can do these various things because of its ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called 'adsorption' (not absorption). Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances.
Do not take required medications within 2 hours of taking activated charcoal.
Caution: Activated Charcoal is not the same product that is found in your barbecue grill. Therefore, even when charcoal is prescribed in a medical emergency, do not reach out for the charcoal briquettes. Commercial barbecue charcoal is not only unfit for ingestion, but could be lethal.
Storage: Activated Charcoal can absorb pollutants from the body, water, air, etc. For that reason, it is important that you store it in an airtight container. Light and temperature have little affect on it.
Manufactured in the USA.
FDA Disclaimer:*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I bought this just to have on hand. I think that especially with young children in the home, it is a must have. I even take it with us on vacation. Once my son drank toilet water (!!) and so I gave him some just in case. Put 1/4 tsp in a quarter cup of orange juice. (Helps to drink through a straw). This is a very conservative amount, I just have not heard what a good amount is for children. Today one of the kids was vomiting, so now we are all taking it. The child who vomited twice this morning, I gave him his after the second time, and he hasn't vomited since. We will all take it daily for a week or so. He will take it several times a day for a few days.
This stuff is a life saver. I have a very sensitive stomach, and before this, i just had to deal with the symptoms. But now as soon as i feel the twinge, i put some in my water, and within a half hour, my nausea, diarrhea, vomiting is gone. My daughter, 4, has also taken it with success.
I have seen and felt such a difference by brushing my teeth with the activated charcoal. It leaves that "just left the dentist" feel, and I know my mouth is squeaky clean as it also helps to pull out toxins. The staining on my teeth cleared up in less than 3 days of using this product.
There's no way I'm going back to brushing my teeth without this valuable addition in my homemade toothpaste!
Activated charcoal is amazing! When my stomach is upset, either feels bloated or I feel like I need to throw up, I mix a heaping tsp. of charcoal with about 4-6 oz. water, and drink it quickly with a straw (it avoids most of the gritty texture and keeps more of it off your teeth!). Drinking it instead of taking capsules gets it to the problem pronto! I sip it when I have the flu and the "I-have-to-throw-up" feeling goes away. Whenever it comes back, just take another big sip or two. It really works! Bloating from eating gassy foods like broccoli or beans goes away quickly, too. You have to keep stirring it with the straw while you drink it.
Accidently poisoned myself juicing raw poke leaves. Downed 14 quarts of charcoal water over 24 hour period, awful experience, but lived to tell about it with no adverse side effects. Also had a dog who ate poinsettia leaves, which I gave charcoal to mixed with mayonnaise wrapped in bologna several times. Dog lived. For those that don't don't know vets say there is no known cure for poisoning with poinsettia leaves, yet my dog lived. :)
This product arrived promptly and was exactly what I was looking for in helping to rid my body of toxins (and other impurities). I already use food-grade Diatomaceous Earth and Bentonite Clay but the trifecta is to also keep food grade activated charcoal on hand as part of your wellness routine (and, for cases of emergency)! The fineness of this charcoal lends itself to ease of use, especially if ingesting it to cleanse internally. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you!
my dentist, who is a mercury free dentist, was discussing detoxing a child who was brain damaged from mercury. He suggested clay baths, ingesting clay, (drinking it mixed with water) and clay packs for the head, particularly over the brain area. He has seen this do some amazing things. Although this sounds a bit messy, I would do it. I would also recommend lymphatic massage and colon therapy while doing the clay and I would do charcoal too. These treatments really help to clean out the body and move the poisons out.
We live on an island and my son was bitten by some insect that caused a blister. I didn't have any charcoal so I instantly bought some from MTA. About a week later I saw another bite on his back so I made a paste and put the charcoal on the bite and covered it with a band-aid. The next day I took the band-aid off and the bite was gone! I'm a believer in this stuff.
I have only used it twice since I got it (mixed with water and ingested orally). It seems to work so far and is not hard to swallow. I did not have any adverse affects that I'm aware of. Hopefully it carried out toxins and poisons from my system as advertised.
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(Posted on 10/31/2013)
My boyfriend and I bought this product and we both use it on a weekly basis.He and I both have liver problems, mine from being exposed to toxic chemicals and he from a former fast life and we are both experiencing much relief by using the Activated Charcoal we purchased on this site. I do recommend however that one should be sure to take minerals a few hours after using Activated Charcoal.
The seller here was prompt and very caring in the correspondence related to my orders and that makes me feel good about purchase. I also feel that Joy adds a personal touch to my order and it does make me feel "cared about". Not impersonal like most other online purchases of this nature I have made in the past.
Thank you Joy for making your herbs and supplements affordable without sacrificing the quality and most of all thank you for your personal caring touch! You are very much appreciated!
I did appreciate the "personal touch", and I understand why it took about a month to recieve it. But because of the length of time to recieve my charcoal, I probably won't order again. Other than it taking so long to get here, that is the only problem I have, I am sastisfied in every other way.
It certainly can be! Some people choose to store it in plastic long term. Charcoal is not generally "activated" for it's drawing and binding properties until it is wet so plastic storage is considered safe as long as it remains dry. Some customers prefer to keep it in glass and that is totally fine too! The most important thing is to keep it nice and dry.
I had muscle testing and all but zinc of heavy metals showed up. That's about 14 of them. From what I can tell, I'm being treated for low thyroid, that showed up also, but not for heavy metals. I've read that charcoal will help with this. What is the best way to do this?
Question by: Cherith on May 15, 2015 7:52:13 AM
Activated Charcoal has been associated with support to help when eliminating excessive heavy metals, but we definitely suggest speaking with your naturopath or other health care provide to ensure this is the correct treatment for your situation specifically.
Answer by: Matt Johnson (Admin) on May 15, 2015 7:52:13 AM