What is Activated Charcoal?
Charcoal made from peat, coal, wood, or coconut shells. “Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal but is made especially for medicinal use.
What body parts are affected?
- Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the gut, preventing their absorption.
How can I use it?
- Reduce intestinal gas (flatulence)
- Calm upset stomach
- Reduce phenytoin levels
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Reduce phosphate levels in dialysis
- Treat bile flow problems (cholestasis) during pregnancy
Always refer to label for; Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warnings.