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How is Activated Charcoal Used as a Colon Cleanser?

Good health begins with a good digestive system. Just like all other things around us our body also gets polluted over time. It is essential for us to keep our colon clean and healthy. One of the best and most cost effective products that you can use for this purpose is Activated Charcoal.

What Is It?

It is made by burning coconut shell or wood. It looks like fine black powder. It is one of the best adsorptive and absorptive agents known. Because of this property it is used as an antidote in hospitals.

Its Use As A Colon Cleanser

It is available as a colon cleanser in medical stores in the form of capsules. It has the ability to extract and neutralize toxins and wastes thousands of times of its own weight easily. Because of this reason, it is an extremely potent agent that can effectively solve the problems related to an unhygienic colon. Activated charcoal binds with unwanted substances and toxins, which are then excreted from the body in the normal manner. When it is consumed as part of a colon cleansing program, it can rid the body of all kinds of toxins, wastes and mucoid plaque.

It works best when taken with psyllium husk. Psyllium husk provides bulk and helps in getting toxin laden activated charcoal out of the body naturally. A colon cleansing program carried out using these items detoxifies the body, reduces bloating and gas and lowers the cholesterol. It also relieves a number of other colon related problems like acne, hemorrhoids, joint pains and aches and other gastro intestinal problems.

Points To Keep In Mind When Using

Drink plenty of water. Too much charcoal leads to dehydration and one should drink at least 12-16 glasses of water while carrying out a colon cleansing program. Reduce the intake of caffeine. It should be taken 2 hours before or after a meal. Otherwise it will absorb nutrients from food before they are absorbed by your body. It can cause stool to appear black but it regains its normal color when the intake is stopped. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea or constipation. Some people witness a very uncommon condition, blackening of teeth, while carrying out an activated charcoal colon cleansing program. However, none of the side effects are permanent in nature. Pregnant or nursing women and the elderly should avoid using this or any other colon cleanse ingredient on a regular basis or as part of a program.

It should not be used with time released medication or nutritional supplements. It is ineffective in trapping particles such as sodium and nitrates.

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