Digestive complaints are often ascribed to the build-up of gas and other toxins in both the small and large intestines. Toxins prevent the movement of waste and absorption of nutrition. Toxins are sometimes absorbed by the body where they cause damage before being eliminated, only to be reabsorbed by the intestines. The primary use of activated charcoal is to stop the process by adsorbing all toxins and preventing them from interacting with cells or intestinal bacteria before elimination.
Most people are familiar with the use of charcoal in water and air filters. This use is very much the same as its use as a digestive aid. Charcoal works with the principle of adsorption. By holding molecules on its surface, each molecule of charcoal can theoretically hold a thousand times its weight. It is commonly prescribed in cases of poisoning. It is known to successfully trap and eliminate many poisonous substances, including strychnine, aspirin, lead, mercury, and phenobarbitol.
Modern research has further proven the benefits of charcoal used directly on wounds for faster recovery and prevention of infection. In the intestines, Integrative Therapeutics Activated Charcoal removes a variety of toxins, including gases, liquid wastes, and heavy metals. This helps in carrying the toxins out of the body before they can be absorbed and cause any systemic damage.
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