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All the beneficial properties of activated coal. It is good for the intestine, it is an excellent remedy against halitosis and is also effective in teeth whitening. Here are all the uses that can be done.

It is one of the most used natural remedies to combat intestinal and digestive problems:  the activated charcoal, also called activated charcoal, is ideal for those suffering from disorders related to those typical bloating and all aerophobia. But not only, so let’s try to find out together what the other beneficial properties of charcoal are and how to use them.

Beneficial properties of activated charcoal

The charcoal, which can be found in pharmacies and herbal medicine both in the form of powder and tablets, is a product that has absorbing properties: it is precisely for this reason that it is able to absorb the gas, but also all the bacteria that accumulate in the intestine and in the stomach, including the toxic substances that we often unwittingly eat with food. For this reason, activated charcoal is also used in case of drug poisoning, but in general in all those cases where it is necessary to detoxify the body.

In addition to absorbing the gas that develops in the stomach due to the fermentation of food, helps reduce pain, abdominal tension and relaxes the walls of the intestine, presenting itself as an effective remedy even in cases of colitis, diarrhea and in general for all chronic diseases of the intestine .

In addition, charcoal is a cure-all for bad cholesterol, while it improves and raises good cholesterol (HDL); apparently it is also used by those with bad breath problems: performing an effective antibacterial function, thanks to a porous composition, proves to be a useful remedy against halitosis. Despite its color is also excellent for the natural whitening of the teeth: just get the charcoal powder and put a little ‘on the toothbrush, but remember to rinse your mouth well!

Activated Charcoal, how much to take

To begin with, and to enjoy the first benefits, it will be necessary to take it for at least two weeks by varying the dosage in relation to the problem we are suffering from. On average, 6 capsules a day are given, which is equivalent to 6 teaspoons of powder, but it is good to ask the pharmacist for advice. It should be taken away from meals.

Contraindications of activated charcoal

In reality there are none, in the sense that activated charcoal has no obvious side effect, but it is good to take some precaution in case you are following a pharmacological cure or suffer from particular diseases. Just because activated charcoal tends to absorb some substances could make some drugs ineffective, so if you are following a treatment, better ask the doctor before starting to take the charcoal capsules.

The only effect to report is a probable interference with the contraceptive pill, so it is good to take the latter a few hours after taking the activated charcoal capsule. Constipation sufferers should not abuse it, and is also contraindicated in cases of appendicitis. Use is also discouraged during pregnancy and lactation.


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