Due to the large number of pores, activated carbon has a high adsorption. Ingesting it has enterosorbiruyuschee, antidiarrheal and detoxifying action. Charcoal absorbs toxins and poisons from the gastrointestinal tract, heavy metal salts, gases and other substances.
Note that the activated carbon adsorbs not only harmful, but also nutrients, so it is prolonged and uncontrolled use can cause lack of vitamins and minerals.

How to take activated charcoal

In case of poisoning with poor-quality food can make gastric lavage aqueous suspension of activated charcoal. It is important to create the excess carbon to avoid reabsorbtsii – selling release of toxins, possible with a lack of sorbent. After gastric lavage need to take the pill for bowel cleansing: for every 10 kg of body weight recommended 0.25 mg (1 tablet) of coal.
Activated charcoal can help not only in case of poisoning, diarrhea and flatulence, but also for the relief of withdrawal syndrome and allergic reactions.

How to prepare a suspension of charcoal for gastric lavage

To prepare the slurry of coal, it is necessary to take 1 tablespoon of crushed tablets or finished coal powder and dilute them in a liter of water. In severe cases, it is possible to increase the concentration of suspended matter, taking 10-15 grams of charcoal per 100 ml of water.

How much coal can you eat in a day

The recommended daily allowance of the drug for an adult is 6 to 12 g, and the maximum – 20-30 g, the Daily dose should be divided into several stages. The activated carbon should be separate from the other medicines, after a period of time at least an hour and a half, since the adsorbent can partially absorb medications and reduce their effectiveness. This is especially true of oral contraceptives, antidepressants, sedatives, hypnotics, MAO inhibitors.
Activated charcoal is contraindicated in ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, bleeding in gastrointestinal tract, intestinal atony.

Can we take activated charcoal for weight loss

Take activated charcoal pills are not only ineffective, but harmful. It has no effect on metabolic processes in the body, but removes from the bowel the vitamins, amino acids and other important items. In addition, the abuse of coal it starts to act like a toxin causing nausea, vomiting and gastrointestinal disorders.