Activated Charcoal?

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Activated Charcoal?

Postby Ae123 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:24 pm

Hello, so I am 2 months post cdiff and am doing a candida cleanse due to massive overgrowth that was causing systemic problems. One of the items is Activated Charcoal and I am supposed to do about 2000mg in the morning (not everyday) so it can bind to toxins. Any advice from anyone that has done this? I am petrified to get cdiff back but don't see how this could cause a relapse, am just unsure. Thanks!

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Re: Activated Charcoal?

Postby beth22 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:21 am

Activated charcoal can cause severe constipation and even an intestinal blockage from what I have read. I considered taking it myself some years ago, but decided against it. If it gives you C, tell your doctor.

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Re: Activated Charcoal?

Postby shooten » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Drink lots of water with it to keep from getting constipated. I use it on occasions for gas and other stomach issues and it hasn't given me any problems. Also your BM will be very dark/black after taking it.

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