27 Apr 2018



 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 & TRUTHSTom Harrelson (Revised 9/11/08)


"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