Activated charcoal powder has been traditionally used to support healthy digestive function.* Its porous texture allows it to attract and trap toxins and gases that are typically present in the GI tract and carry them safely out of the body.* In this way, activated charcoal can help to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating caused by gas-producing foods.* Our Activated Charcoal is derived from non-GMO coconut shells.
Physical properties: The activated charcoal used in this product is produced by the pyrolysis of non-GMO coconut shell charcoal at a temperature of 900- 1,100 °C and a physical activation using steam as an activating agent. No chemicals are used to activate the charcoal. It is known that carbonization temperature has an effect on the yield and pore development. The high temperature used to produce this material results in an increased number and volume of micropores, as well as increased total surface area. Steam activation, the second step of the activation process, unblocks macropores present in non-activated charcoal and frees them of impurities. It also allows for the removal of the more disorganized carbon and results in the formation of a well-developed micropore structure. Activated charcoal is mainly composed of carbon (90-98%) and oxygen.
HOW IT WORKS
Powdered activated charcoal directly binds toxins present in the GI tract to its surface (adsorption) and also helps to break the enterohepatic cycle of certain compounds that are typically eliminated via bile, trapping them before they are reabsorbed in the intestine, thus resulting in lower blood levels of these compounds.* While traveling through the GI tract, activated charcoal may also favor the back-diffusion of serum toxins into the GI lumen, thereby contributing to their elimination from the body.* The fine particles of powdered activated charcoal allow for a large external surface area and low diffusional resistance, yielding a very high rate of adsorption.
Serving Size 1 Tablet
Serving per container 60 tablets
Each Tablet Contains:
Vitamin B9- (6S)-5- Methyltetrahydrofolate Quatrefolic®……………………….………………..
It contains no artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
Recommended Adult Dose: 2 capsules on an empty stomach 2 times a day or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take your other supplements at least two hours before or after taking activated charcoal.
If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare professional before using this product. keep out of reach of children.
Tolerability: At high doses, above the dose recommended for this product, activated charcoal may trigger GI discomfort. The black color of stools is common with activated charcoal and can be used to estimate transit time.
Contraindications: This product is not intended to be used in case of acute intoxication or overdose. Large amounts of activated charcoal should not be ingested by individuals with known intestinal obstruction.
Drug Interactions: Activated charcoal may reduce the absorption and/or shorten the half-life of some medications including acetaminophen, carbamazepine, dapsone, digoxin, disopyramide, nadolol phenylbutazone, phenytoin, phenobarbital, piroxicam, quinine, propoxyphene, sotalol, theophylline, and tricyclic antidepressants.
Supplement Interactions: Activated charcoal may reduce the absorption and/or shorten the half-life on some supplements. Take your other supplements at least two hours before or after taking activated charcoal.
Interaction with Lab Tests: Some medication serum levels may be affected by the ingestion of activated charcoal.
Store in ambient warehouse conditions, in a tightly sealed container. Store in a well-ventilated room. Protect from excessive moisture, air, and odiferous material.