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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:44 pm    Post subject: Active Coal Phenomena Reply with quote

Active Coal Phenomena

By Daniel Jessop (Germany)

Most of us have known coal/charcoal with some of these images in mind:

or this…

While there are many usages for coal/charcoal such as heating, BBQ, water filtration, masks etc. there is another series of applications related to health.

It is known as activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is created when ordinary charcoal is heated to a very high temperature. When this happens, the elements and compounds bound with the carbon atoms are removed and all the binding sites for carbon are “free” for binding with incoming molecules and atoms and facilitating detoxification in the human body.

The main differences between charcoal and activated charcoal are:
*Activated charcoal is produced at higher temperatures than charcoal
* Activated charcoal is much more porous than charcoal
* Activated charcoal is more effective in filtering material than charcoal
* Activated charcoal is more commonly used in medicine than charcoal

There is a lesser-known type of activated charcoal produced from coconut shells.

There has been a large amount of research and practical applications for a series of health related issues. Here is a short list:

* Binds to toxic chemicals
* Improves skin health
* Improves cholesterol levels
* Cleanses the digestive tract
* Reduces gas and bloating
* Acts as a third kidney (successes in reversing the need for kidney dialysis)
* Improves skin health
* Relieves insect bites and bee stings

The coconut shell-based activated charcoal is the main go to product. It is manufactured in the form of powder, capsules or tablets.

The most active vegetable charcoal would seem to be that obtained from the carbonization of coconut shells, which would have 25 times the adsorption power.

*Note the difference between adsorption and absorption: Absorption is where a liquid is soaked up into something like a sponge, cloth or filter paper. The liquid is completely absorbed into the absorbent material.

Adsorption refers to individual molecules, atoms or ions gathering on surfaces. The surface of a material is made up of atoms and bonds that are exposed to the air. For example, the surface of a piece of glass will be covered in silicon and oxygen atoms. Molecules or ions can interact with this surface via intermolecular interactions. This allows them to ‘stick’, or adsorb, to the surface. If a material has a very high surface area, then lots of molecules can stick to the surface.

Finally here some usage recommendations:

As for activated charcoal used for therapeutic purposes, 3 forms are proposed:

Powder and granules to be mixed with water, a yogurt. To avoid blackening the teeth, it is recommended to take it through a straw. Capsules for its convenience but this form can be less effective because of the prior digestion of the capsule and a limited amount of charcoal tablets, an ideal form for detoxification. Does it exist in organic ?

You can find certified organic activated charcoal in stores.

Use Posology:

Powder form, granules capsules form, tablets.
* Intoxication 8 to 10 times the weight of the ingested toxin
* Digestive discomfort, 1 to 3 cs 3 times / day for 15 days to 1 month
* Hypercholesterolemia 20 to 40 g / day of activated charcoal in a 3-week cur
* Intrahepatic cholestasis 50 g 3 times / day for 8 days
For children over 6 years old: replace teaspoons with tablespoons


Activated charcoal should be taken outside of meals.
Take 2 hours after or before any medication or nutritional supplement.


Vegetable charcoal is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not suitable for infants and children under 6 years old, unless advised by the pediatrician.

Side effects:

In high doses, it can cause constipation.
Dark color of the stools.

Drug interactions:

Activated charcoal reduces the effectiveness of medications, hence the need to take activated charcoal at a time offset by 2 hours.

Hopefully this short article will be of use to someone in need and wishing you all the best to a healthy and happy life.
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