ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER - UNTRUTHS AND TRUTHS

 Here are common UNTRUTHS (misinformation & disinformation) about Activated Charcoal Powder, that have been disseminated for MANY years, plus PROVEN TRUTHS about Activated Charcoal Powder.

Source:   http://healingtools.tripod.com/char6.html

 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER -
UNTRUTHS & TRUTHS

Tom Harrelson (Revised 9/11/08)

Here are common UNTRUTHS (misinformation & disinformation) about Activated Charcoal Powder, that have been disseminated for MANY years, plus PROVEN TRUTHS about Activated Charcoal Powder.

UNTRUTH No. 1: Activated Charcoal Powder will cause someone to have CONSTIPATION.

TRUTH No. 1: Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT cause someone to have CONSTIPATION.
Researchers found that, if a Person is CONSTIPATED and then drinks
Charcoal Slurry, the Activated Charcoal Powder will PACK-UP in the Colon due to BLOCKAGES, which are ALREADY present in the Colon! And if that Person does Colon Cleansing, then he/she can drink EACH and EVERY Glass of Charcoal Slurry WITHOUT having the Activated Charcoal Powder PACK-UP in the Colon.
NOTE: Activated Charcoal Powder will CORRECT Diarrhea. If a Person has SEVERE Diarrhea (i.e. - I.B.S., Crohn's Disease & Colitis), he/she should drink at LEAST 6-8 Glasses of
Charcoal Slurry per day to STOP the Diarrhea!

UNTRUTH No. 2: Activated Charcoal Powder is a Carcinogenic Substance.

TRUTH No. 2: Activated Charcoal Powder is NOT a Carcinogenic Substance.
Researchers found that when meat is being barbequed, the fats drip down onto the RED HOT
Charcoal Briquettes (not activated charcoal powder), which then get SEARED, resulting in the formation of carcinogenic substances (HCA's & benzopyrene), which next rise upward and lastly are absorbed into the barbecued meat!

UNTRUTH No. 3: Activated Charcoal Powder will ADSORB Nutrients in the Foods, that a Person eats.

 

TRUTH No. 3: Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT ADSORB the Nutrients.
Russian Researchers have found that Activated Charcoal Powder ADSORBS (efficient electrical action, not absorb - inefficient mechanical action) TOXINS (synthetic, inorganic & organic substances), before they can COMPETE with the Oxygen and the Nutrients (natural vitamins & organic minerals), which are passing through the Cell Membrane. And so, the Activated Charcoal Powder does NOT ADSORB Nutrients from the Food, but it INCREASES the efficiency of nutrient absorption!

UNTRUTH No. 4: Activated Charcoal Powder will ADSORB the Nutrients in the Supplements, that a Person takes.

TRUTH No. 4: Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT ADSORB Natural/Organic Nutrients in the Supplements, that a Person takes. Researchers found that Activated Charcoal Powder will NOT ADSORB the Nutrients, such as NATURAL Vitamins & ORGANIC Minerals, that are in Supplements. Activated Charcoal Powder will though ADSORB the Nutrients, such as the SYNTHETIC Vitamins and INORGANIC Minerals, that are in these Supplements!

MORE TRUTHS: Researchers found that Activated Charcoal Powder HELPS to POWERFULLY DETOX a Person, who is VERY ILL.
Editor's Note: I've worked with SERIOUSLY-ILL (i.e. - Cancer, Diabetes, AIDS, ....) People for 15+ years, and if they drank 10-12 Glasses of Charcoal Slurry per day, they would ALMOST ALWAYS get WELL AGAIN!! But if he/she did NOT drink these HIGHER amounts of Charcoal Slurry, while his/her Body was DETOXING itself, he/she would usually DIE, because the EXCESS TOXINS going into his/her Bloodstream would OVERWHELM his/her Detoxification Organs (i.e. - liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, skin, ...)!! Activated Charcoal Powder acts like a POWERFUL Electrical Sponge, attracting and holding onto MOST of the Toxins being ELIMINATED by your Body, thus allowing your Body to RID itself of the MUCH LOWER Amounts of TOXINS, which remain!

Researchers also found that Activated Charcoal Powder is a REAL LIFE-SAVER!! ALL Emergency Rooms in the Hospitals and Clinics, which are in the U.S., use Activated Charcoal Slurry for Food, Drug and Chemical POISONINGS as well as POISONINGS from the bites of POISONOUS Insects and Reptiles, SAVING MANY Lives!!! I've had Food Poisoning myself several times and Charcoal Slurry has COMPLETELY and QUICKLY ELIMINATED this SERIOUS LIFE-THREATENING PROBLEM!!

FINAL COMMENT

Please REMEMBER that Activated Charcoal Powder does NOT take part in ANY Chemical Reactions in the Body, but it does act like a POWERFUL Electrical Sponge, attracting and holding onto ANY Gases, Fluids and/or Solids, which do NOT belong in your Body.


References:
Activated Charcoal Booklet -
Carl R. Carnes.
Rx Charcoal - Agatha Thrash, Calvin Thrash & Phylis Austin.
Home Remedies (chapter - Charcoal Therapy) - Agatha Moody Thrash & Calvin Thrash.
Enterosorption in prolonging old animal life. - Experimental Gerontology Vol. 19/pgs. 217-25, 1984, V. Frolkis, et al.
THE UNIVERSAL ANTIDOTE AND DETOXIFIER THAT EXTENDS LIFE: ACTIVATED CHARCOAL - Richard C. Kaufman, Ph.D.

"Activated Charcoal shortens the time it take an intoxicant to leave the system and decreases the duration and intensity of symptoms. I have found that people who take Activated Charcoal after drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs such as cocaine or amphetamines recover quicker."

I know for a fact that AC does not absorb alcohol  (if that is what he is implying). I just researched that. The toxic by-product Acetaldehyde must be converted to Acetic Acid. AC does not help this process. Pantethine and Molybdenum help quite a bit though.

From my understanding AC is an indescriminate absorption substance. It is not an intelligent computer. It will capture what it is physically, electrically or chemically attracted to. It doesn't know the difference between good and bad. Sometimes our own living immune systems cannot determine what "is body" and is "not body".

http://www.cpnhelp.org/why_does_charcoal_help_cp

Doxy 100mgx2, Azithromycin 250mg MWF, Probiotics: PB8, JarrowDophilus. CFS since 2003. Last 5+ years lots of the usual research (Depression, Adrenal Fatigue, HPA, Mercury, Candida, Thyroid, etc.). iherb.com $5 coupon code: HAW103

Unfortunately, most of the links in this article are not functional and unable to be found.
  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

But, being real here, we are not a bunch of drunken sailors, and, for the most part, the main purpose of OUR taking charcoal, whether capsules or slurry, is to clear the sludge.  And I can say that without a doubt, it does its job. 

Over the past five years, I have taken dozens of bottles of charcoal, twelve capsules at a time, and to my great surprise and relief, it made a big difference.  Like everything else in our world here, it takes a long, long time, and lots of persistence.

Rica

3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abx protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxy 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyl 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMS EDSS 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

The source link in brown at the beginning of the article is functional.   The blue links within the article are not functional, intentionally   (if you want to read those, you'll have to go to the original link/article.)

This was posted as an FYI...for reference in the bookmarks. 

Also key words regarding activated charcoal are "adsorb" versus "absorb". 

 

JeanneRoz

JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

Your "untruths" have not been untrue for me. I am not normally constipated but charcoal made me very constipated -- and this, during a pulse when I most needed to eliminate toxins. It also made me extremely weak as though I were not absorbing nutrients from food. It was awful.

Just my experience.

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13