Activated Charcoal is Not Recommended
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It is recommended that you do not take activated
charcoal except in an emergency when someone has
ingested a poisonous substance or has taken a
high dose of drugs. The reasons it should not be
taken for detoxification or other reasons is
What is Activated Carbon/Charcoal?
"Activated carbon does not bind well to
certain chemicals, including lithium, alcohols,
glycols, ammonia, strong acids and bases, metals and
most inorganic minerals, such as sodium, iron,
lead, arsenic, fluorine, and boric acid. Activated
carbon does adsorb iodine very well and in fact
the iodine number, mg/g, (ASTM D28 Standard Method
test) is used as an indication of total surface
What About Activated Charcoal Water Filters?
is activated charcoal and why is it used in
"Activated charcoal is good at trapping
other carbon-based impurities ("organic" chemicals),
as well as things like chlorine. Many other
chemicals are not attracted to carbon at all, i.e.
sodium, nitrates, etc. This means that an activated
charcoal filter will remove certain impurities
while ignoring others."
Charcoal Water Treatment Unit
"The two main reasons that chemicals absorb
onto activated charcoal are a "dislike"
of the water, and attraction to the activated
charcoal. Many organic compounds, such as
chlorinated and non- chlorinated solvents, gasoline,
pesticides and tri-halo-methane can be adsorbed by
Activated charcoal is effective in removing
chlorine and moderately effective in removing some
heavy metals. Activated charcoal will also remove
metals that are bound to organic molecules. It is
important to note that charcoal is not necessarily
the same as activated charcoal. Activated
charcoal removes vastly more contaminants from water
than does ordinary charcoal."
AC Absorbs Iodine & Does Not Absorb Alcohol or
Notice in the statements above that activated
charcoal will absorb iodine, which is a very
important trace mineral for proper thyroid function, and
yet it does not absorb alcohol or ammonia, which
are two toxins put out by candida. We know that
most candida toxins are alcohol and that it also
puts out ammonia, so activated charcoal isn't a
good treatment to help detoxify your body.
Activated charcoal products are made by burning
wood, peat, coconut shells, etc. at extremely high
Safer Detoxifying Methods
There are much safer detoxifying methods listed
to Detoxify Effectively.
If you are desperate, here's a good treatment for
severe die-off or healing reactions:
- Drink clove or ginger tea — 4 to 5 cups
within 5-6 hours.
- Take an Epsom Salt bath.
Take these all at once, except for 2,000
mgs of vitamin C, which is taken every hour:
- 2 capsules of hydrochloric acid (preferably
Betaine HCl with pepsin).
- 4,000 mgs vitamin C is taken immediately, and
take 2,000 mgs every hour until your symptoms
subside (minimize), or until you reach bowel
tolerance (loose stools), and then cut back on the
- Vitamin B complex 100 mgs, in addition your
- 500 mgs of niacin (if you can stand the
flush; if you cannot stand the flush take at least 50
mgs every hour).
- 10,000 IU vitamin A.
- 400 IU vitamin D.
Note: Vitamins A and D are available in cod liver
oil or other fish liver oil capsules.