The principle of activated carbon is its high ability to adsorb, that is, absorption and excretion of toxins and toxic substances. Just as it is able to withdraw the excess fluid, salts and various chemical compounds. Thus, it appears that persons taking activated charcoal cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract, stimulates the excretory system and, consequently, loses weight.
Methods of taking pills there are two. The first is that activated charcoal should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach with a large glass of water. The amount of the drug taken from calculation 1 tablet on 10 kg of weight, but it is advisable to start with 2-3 pills, gradually bringing the number up to an estimated one week.
The second method recommends that you take 10 tablets daily, dividing them into three times. To drink activated charcoal in this case you need an hour before a meal.
Diet can be very effective, but it is safe only if you follow some of the recommendations, as activated carbon – it's still medicine, not a tool for weight loss.
First, a diet is not recommended for use longer than 10 to 12 days. Then, you should take a break for at least two weeks, after which you can repeat the course.
Secondly, because the activated carbon removes not only toxins but also nutrients, vitamins and minerals, in this period it is necessary to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits or start taking vitamins.
In addition, this diet can not be in combination with other drugs, to avoid overloading the intestine, it is also contraindicated in people with stomach ulcers or other problems of the digestive system.
Finally, remember that activated charcoal is not a panacea. You cannot overeat on sweets the night and in the morning to drink a few pills and wait for the result. Such a diet can only work as a Supplement to a healthy diet and physical activity.