Hi, I have the tendency to be constipated and wonder if taking charcoal makes this worse, as you normally take it to stop diarrhoea. Has anybody with the same tendency noticed a worsening when taking Charcoal??
Yes, Activated Charcoal can cause constipation and especially if you already have gut issues. I still take AC because it helps with getting rid of acne. If I feel constipated then I will purposely induce diarrhea by taking more than the recommended dose of Brain Octane and not leave the house for the rest of that day.
Activated charcoal is safe for most adults when used short-term. Side effects of activated charcoal include constipation and black stools. More serious, but rare, side effects are a slowing or blockage of the intestinal tract, regurgitation into the lungs, and dehydration.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Activated charcoal might be safe when used short-term if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, but consult with your healthcare professional before using if you are pregnant.
Gastrointestinal (GI) blockage or slow movement of food through the intestine: Don’t use activated charcoal if you have any kind of intestinal obstruction. Also, if you have a condition that slows the passage of food through your intestine (reduced peristalsis), don’t use activated charcoal, unless you are being monitored by your healthcare provider.
Activated charcoal increased lifespan of mice by 45% and C60 increased lifespan of mice by over 95%.
@ChrisMaher is this C-60 a detox approach ? and anyone have any input ,im wondering what would be my best approach i ordered the coconut activated charcoal from BP and wondering if anyone knows should i take something along with this Activated Charcoal to help its job , or keep proper hydration or promote excretion of toxins? any input would help
Hi, A friend said you have to drink much more water when using charcoal. Hope that helps someone.