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#464551 03/09/12 01:28 PM
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Does anyone use Charcoal? I'm a bit confused what it's use is for, besides when one over doses..

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Originally Posted By: Alida1
I'm a bit confused what it's use is for, besides when one over doses..


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Hello, Alida1:

Charcoal's advantage is its ability to absorb noxious gasses. This is a commercial for a product called 'Subtle Butt' that uses activated charcoal as an underpants liner.

Well, charcoal does the same trick, but internally--you don't have to wear it.

Normally, people should not take charcoal, as it can absorb nutrients and medications as well as gasses, but it can be useful as a tool to determine the transit time of our digestive tracts--and this is important in AS; the longer our digestive process takes, the dis-proportionately higher the bad gut pathogen population (as it multiplies at Malthusian--geometric--rates).

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When I was a kid my dad used to chew activated charcoal tablets. I'm pretty sure it was an attempt to minimise noxious gases from both ends (reduce belching and wind).

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@shyguy...not so shy after all...lol I do love steak

@Dragonslayer...your the best...thanks John

@cemc....I wonder if I can use it on my frenchies.. ;}


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We keep a bottle of activated charcoal in the family first aid kit. It can help with poisoning. With 2 kids, we always kept it on hand to use if the Poison control people said to use it.


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It's like an internal filter, you know like if you have a fish tank there's charcoal in the filter! I've used it as a natural way to help an upset stomach (ie the runs!). Haven't used it since I've had AS, so good to know it could mess with medication.


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Not quite sure why this old thread has been reactivated, but yes, activated charcoal can absorb toxins - whether that be noxious gases (as described above) or as a first aid way of soaking up some types of ingested poisons (in accidental or suicidal overdosing). Just be aware that this way of dealing with poisons isn't appropriate for all types of poisons though.

As far as use in AS, probably only as a way of dealing with gassy consequences of associated digestive problems, which would be largely dealt with better by treating the condition properly (i.e. inflammatory bowel disease, or coeliac disease)


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