Last Updated on August 10, 2020
Charcoal has been used for thousands of years, probably since pre-Egyptian times.
Charcoal is the result of burning wood in the absence of oxygen. That process greatly increases the porosity of the material.
Charcoal can hold an incredible amount of stuff due to its porosity. Many people take charcoal as part of a detoxification regime. But, you need to be careful with charcoal, especially if you’re taking medications.
Charcoal needs to be taken well away from food. For example, between meals or at bedtime are appropriate times to take charcoal.
Dosages of charcoal can range up to as high as two grams or more. If charcoal is recommended, our clinic starts people on a low dose. It should be taken with plenty of water.
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Being well hydrated will make such a difference in your life. I run a five-stage filtration system for the house with many different types of filters to take everything out of the water. I like drinking ultra-pure water and getting my minerals from eating good food.
For some people, drinking pure water and then taking charcoal can have a positive response on Candida. Charcoal can reduce the toxic bioload produced by dysbiotic bacteria like SIBO and Candida.
Some clients have reported that charcoal gave them tremendous relief from symptoms of die-off. Other people reported that they had black stools and experienced no benefit from the charcoal.
Some naughty people I know, take charcoal to reduce hangovers because it has an ability also to reduce the level of alcohol byproducts, particularly if taken before bed.
As I mentioned, be careful taking charcoal if you’re on pharmaceuticals. Also, take charcoal well away from any other kind of supplement.
If you want to make the most of the charcoal supplement, eat a high-fiber diet. I like to eat apples and pears, for example, and lots of berries in my diet and avocados. All these foods I grow them myself, so I’m quite lucky that I’ve got access to all these nice fresh, unsprayed produce. When you eat large amounts of fiber, and you have good bowel movements, charcoal is a significant benefit.
There’s no point eating fries, burgers, and a glass of pop and then taking charcoal supplements. I mean, that’s just a dumb thing to do.
Charcoal benefits those who have a good lifestyle and a good diet.
Charcoal is also a handy supplement to take with you while traveling, if you’re worried about getting sick from food or water. Charcoal is sometimes used in emergency rooms for acute detoxification from pharmaceutical drugs.
Charcoal definitely works for some people with Candida and SIBO, although I’m not sure if it is effective against parasites. If you have brain fog and you’ve got blastocystis, for example, it’s certainly worth trying charcoal to see if that reduces the toxic bioload.