Activated Charcoal powder can be produced from a wide variety of materials; Bamboo, Wood, Moss and Coconut. Some of the most common forms of charcoal are used as fuels or absorbents used in purification processes, many of these grades of charcoal would be harmful if ingested. Charcoal used for medical applications is highly refined and purified to remove the harmful substances found in other grades, the charcoal is also activated. Activated charcoal is produced by heating charcoal to high temperatures (800 - 1000 degrees centigrade), this process alters the structure of the charcoal producing a lattice / honeycomb structure, which has a huge surface area, 1g of activated charcoal may have an area of over 1000 square meters. Our activated charcoal produced from Coconuts is unique and works in harmony with our bodies, not all forms of charcoal have the same health benefits. Activated charcoal does not absorb any nutrients, minerals or vitamins as these substances are either too large or do not bond with activated charcoal. Health benefits of Medicinal Activated Charcoal at a glance...
- Manufactured from 100% natural products
- It provides 100% natural relief for indigestion, wind and heartburn
- It can be taken during pregnancy and lactation
- Alleviates the symptoms of Dyspepsia (chronic or recurrent discomfort in the abdomen accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea)
- Wheat and Lactose free (excluding our biscuit products)
- Activated Charcoal has been used for many years in the treatment of intestinal disorders
- It is virtually harmless to the body, rather it should be used in a routine to aid the daily elimination of body waste
'Activated Charcoal in Medical Applications', By David O.Cooney, University of Wyoming; Activated Charcoal: Universal Antidote and Detoxifier, By Richard C. Kaufman, Ph.D., March 14, 2005
"Very few health practitioners realize that activated charcoal is the best single supplement for enhancing detoxification. Detoxification is an on-going biological process that prevents toxins (from infectious agents, food, air, water, and substances that contact the skin) from destroying health. Chronic exposure to toxins produces cellular damage, diverse diseases, allergic like reactions, compromised immunity and premature aging.
To use activated charcoal in a detoxification plan, I recommend about 20 grams a day of powdered activated charcoal be taken in divided daily doses for several months or the duration of the detoxification program. In addition to activated charcoal, the ideal detoxification prescription includes sauna baths, exercise, a special diet, and supplements (unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin C, niacin, proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes, liver support phytonutrients, and a comprehensive multiple nutrient formula.
Anti-Aging and Life Extension
"Dr. V. V. Frolkis, a famous Russian Gerontologist, and his colleagues have discovered that activated charcoal is a potent life-extending agent. Activated charcoal has been found to increase the mean lifespan of older test animals by approximately 40% and their maximum lifespan by approximately 34%. Activated charcoal decreases the age-related increase in the brains sensitivity to drugs and toxins. Activated charcoal normalizes cholesterol and lipid metabolism. The regular use of activated charcoal improves the adaptive functioning of essential organs (the liver, kidneys, and adrenals). That translates into better defense mechanisms. Microscopic tissue analysis shows that activated charcoal prevents many cellular changes associated with aging-decreased protein synthesis, lower RNA activity, arteriosclerosis, and organ fibrosis. So the cumlative effects from activated charcoal are longer life and improved overall health.
A recommended protocol for anti-aging and life extension benefits is as follows: On two consecutive days each week, take about 30 grams each day of powdered activated charcoal in divided daily doses. Take charcoal in the morning, at midday and before bed on an empty stomach. Avoid excessive calories or unhealthy foods on those days.
Reducing Cholesterol and Coronary Artery Disease
"You can help your heart and circulatory system by taking activated charcoal. Activated charcoal lowers the concentration of total lipids, cholesterol, and triglycerides in the blood serum, liver, heart and brain. In one study that was reported in the British journal, Lancet, on patients with high cholesterol, 8 gm of activated charcoal taken three times a day lowered total cholesterol 25%, lowered LDL cholesterol 41% and doubled their HDL/LDL (high-density lipoprotein/low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol ratio. Microscopic tissue examination studies have shown that a daily dose of activated charcoal may prevent sclerotic changes in the heart and coronary blood vessels.
To help your heart and blood vessels, I suggest the following: 12-17 grams of activated charcoal twice a day for one month under the guidance of a physician who can measure cardiovascular improvements and cholesterol levels.
Source: National Health Federation, September 2011