Vegetable charcoal is a natural product known in particular for its ability to absorb intestinal gas and therefore help in the case of abdominal bloating. But what are the other properties of what is also known as activated carbon? How to use it and any contraindications?
Do not store avocado like this: it is dangerous charcoal it is a natural product known in particular for its ability to absorb intestinal gas and therefore help in the case of abdominal swelling. But what are the others property of what is also known as activated carbon? How to use it and any contraindications?
Those who suffer from meteorism and aerophagia try all kinds of solutions to try to keep the problem at bay: we start with a diet rich in foods and drinks that tend to deflate up to the use of specific supplements such as the one based of charcoal.
Ma what is meant by vegetable carbon? This product, also called activated carbon or activated carbon, is nothing more than a dark-colored powder obtained from wood processing, in particular from some types of trees such as birch, willow and linden. Once subjected to flameless combustion and to a specific treatment, the wood becomes particularly porous and it is precisely this characteristic that makes charcoal a product with great absorbing power.
Once the charcoal has reached the body, it tends to absorb the gases produced by the intestine during digestion this is why this natural remedy can be useful in case of bloating, flutolence, colitis but also diarrhea, difficult digestion or gastritis.
But its properties don't end there. There are those who use this remedy for too eliminate toxins circulating in the body, always taking advantage of its porosity able to absorb heavy metals and other substances harmful to our body.
This natural product is indeed capable of absorb toxins inside its surface (made up of microscopic pores), in this way they are not metabolized but rather eliminated through the excretory organs of the body, primarily the intestine. For this purpose, charcoal can be used to purify oneself after taking a lot of drugs but also in case of mushroom poisoning.
It should also be borne in mind that vegetable carbon also has a disinfectant effect, in fact, as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract, it also incorporates bacteria and viruses. However, it is a symptomatic remedy, especially if used to reduce swelling. We recommend, as always, to go to instead look for the cause (which can be a food intolerance, the presence of candida, etc.) and act on that.
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The dark, fine and tasteless powder known as vegetable carbon is most often incorporated into tablets or tablets to facilitate their use. Generally it is recommended to take the vegetable charcoal supplement (1-2 tablets) with plenty of water before or after the main meals to avoid the formation of gas. In some cases to increase its effectiveness, vegetable carbon comes associated with plants with purifying and deflating power such as fennel or cumin. In herbal medicine but also in pharmacies you will find various products based on vegetable carbon, get advice from an expert to understand which one could be right for you.
Then it exists the vegetable charcoal-based powder additive used in cooking especially to accomplish bread and pizza which in this way take on their characteristic dark color. We have asked our experts for an opinion on these very trendy products in recent months to find out if they really have the same properties as a charcoal supplement or if you should rather be wary. HERE you can read what they answered.Read also: IS VEGETABLE COAL BLACK BREAD REALLY GOOD? THE OPINION OF OUR EXPERTS
Generally, charcoal is well tolerated but prolonged use over time should be avoided because this type of remedy can cause constipation. Also you have to pay be especially careful if you are taking medications since the absorbing power of this natural remedy could reduce or cancel its effectiveness. It is generally recommended not to take medicines from half an hour before to 2 hours after taking vegetable charcoal. If you want to use it during pregnancy, consult your doctor first.
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