How to Use Activated Charcoal

This week, I will share the incredible health benefits of Charcoal with you and show you how to incorporate it into your daily life. This topic was difficult to put into one blog. I have a book about charcoal remedies.

John Dinsley, a charcoal expert, states that Charcoal is history, poetry, art, and science. This Charcoal does more than cleanse and heal man and nature.

Charcoal can absorb poisons, unwanted chemicals, bacteria, and toxins. Adsorption refers to binding a chemical (toxin, or any other) to a solid substance like charcoal or bentonite Clay (you might remember my blog about bentonite clay). It is important to activate the Charcoal by heating it and then pulverizing it into a powder. Charcoal can treat symptoms such as gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea), poisonings, or overdoses. Most hospitals use Charcoal every day.

  • You can use Charcoal to treat digestive problems like flatulence and bloating.
  • How to use Charcoal to improve dental health
  • Detoxification and removal of heavy metals
  • How to use Charcoal to cure poisoning
  • How to consume Charcoal
  • How to remove odors from Charcoal
  • Charcoal: How to manage cholesterol
  • Charcoal can be used to treat hangovers
  • Use Charcoal to treat your pets
  • Colic can be treated with Charcoal

NH – What is activated carbon?

ZS: Charcoal can be made from woody materials charred with fire. It can absorb toxic gases, bacteria, and toxins from fluids and heavy metals. It’s also known as activated Charcoal or activated carbon.

Good Charcoal comes from wood and coconut shells and is ground to a fine powder. You can get it in capsule or tablet form, but the adsorption times will be longer than when you use the powder straight. Charred toast is not considered Charcoal.

Charcoal safety. All studies on Charcoal have found it safe to use for ingestion, skin contact, and inhalation. If there is any side effect from internal use, it is likely to be slight constipation in higher doses. However, this can easily be treated.

NH – What are the main benefits of Activated Charcoal? (there are many, but these are a few).

ZS There are many, but this is just a small selection.

Dental Health

Many holistic dentists recommend taking activated Charcoal before, after and during amalgam-based filling removal. The charcoal will help to eliminate mercury from your system. Activated Charcoal should be taken weekly by those who have silver amalgam fillings. Mercury is released through chewing, temperature (hot or cold) and heat (hot and low drinks and food). For more information on teeth whitening, please refer to the following.

Activated Charcoal can also be used to remove Lead Acetate from your system.


Activated Charcoal can be used to absorb chlorine both internally and externally. Some states have more chlorine in their drinking water than in their local swimming pools. I recommend taking Charcoal at least once per week to eliminate this chlorine. The toxic effects of chlorine are known.

Lowers Cholesterol

Activated Charcoal reduces total cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides levels in blood serum, liver and heart. In one study on patients with high cholesterol, reported in 1986 in the British journal The Lancet, two tablespoons of activated Charcoal taken three times a day for four weeks lowered total cholesterol by 25%, lowered LDL cholesterol by 41%, and doubled their HDL/LDL (high-density lipoprotein/low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol ratio.


A microscopic examination of tissue shows that activated Charcoal may help prevent many aging-related cellular changes. This includes decreased protein synthesis, reduced RNA activity, organ fibrosis, and sclerotic heart and coronary blood vessel changes. As an anti-aging supplement to a total wellness program, we can confidently say that the cumulative effects of Charcoal on blood chemistry may lead to longer lives and better overall health.

NH – How can Charcoal be used for gas, bloating, and other digestive problems?



Activated Charcoal reduces the amount of gas that beans and other gas-producing food produce and absorbs the gas and the bacteria that make it. Although they may be more popular due to their commercial value and attractive packaging, brand-name, over-the-counter medications are not as effective.


Charcoal is a great choice for gastric and intestinal disorders, including indigestion, dyspepsia and heartburn.

You may feel bloated if you take a teaspoon of Charcoal with a large glass of water. The gas should disappear in 10 minutes.


Babies and those with sensitive digestive systems, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or irritable bowel syndrome, may take it internally.

  • Stir 2 to 3 tablespoons of charcoal powder in a liter of warm water.
  • Allow the Charcoal to settle before pouring the gray water into another glass or a baby container.
  • You can do this several times with the original Charcoal.

NH – How does Charcoal detoxify the body?

ZS” Charcoal is unrivaled as an agent for cleansing the body and aiding in healing. Charcoal grains have many corners and crevices that allow the absorption of gases, drugs, and other substances. This makes it an effective assistant to the cleansing process. … Charcoal uses are nearly as widespread as water.

NH – How can you consume activated Charcoal?

ZS: Activated Charcoal should be mixed with water. Stir well, then consume the Charcoal along with another glass of water. You can also take it with slippery elm and psyllium husks.

Use activated charcoal powder for internal use. Mix 1-2 teaspoons in glass water. Follow with a second glass. If necessary, repeat the process an hour later (Detox – Repeat twice daily for several days). Consume Charcoal at least 90 minutes before each meal.

NH: What is the best way to use activated Charcoal for first aid (i.e., poisons, spider bites etc.)?

ZSPumping your stomach in a hospital can quickly eliminate large quantities of poisons. It does not penetrate the stomach like Charcoal. Charcoal continues to descend through the bowels, picking up poisons that have not been pumped out. When there is a bowel movement, Charcoal and poisons are eliminated together. Activated Charcoal is safe for the GI system. It can be administered orally to anyone alert and awake. Activated Charcoal is usually given in the form of a black liquid. Multiple doses can be given if someone has taken a large amount of sustained-release, long-acting medication.

Charcoal can be used to absorb drugs in the liver circulation cycle (intestinal–liver circulation loop), thereby removing them from the bloodstream. The liver is responsible for filtering poisons out of the bloodstream. These poisons are added to the liver bile and then returned to the intestinal tract for elimination. The intestines and back can absorb some drugs into your blood system. Repeated charcoal doses can still be effective for poisons that might otherwise be in the blood for a prolonged period of time.

NH – Can Charcoal help with a hangover?

ZSActivated Charcoal neutralizes alkaloids such as strychnine and morphine.

A tablespoon of Charcoal mixed in a large glass of water will help you avoid a hangover. Stay hydrated.

NH – Does activated Charcoal whitening work?

ZS Yes, it works to whiten your teeth and eliminate plaque and other toxins from your teeth and gums.

NH: What are your thoughts on activated Charcoal?

ZS: Activated Charcoal should be consumed 2 hours before or after any prescribed medication (including contraceptive). Drinking extra water while taking Charcoal is highly recommended

Notify your doctor before using this product, especially in emergencies.

Contains a complete list of cautions.

NH – How can you neutralize odors with Charcoal?

ZSActivated Charcoal is the most absorbent material in the world. It is excellent for eliminating odors. You can place some charcoal powder into a container and put it in your bathroom.

NH: Can activated Charcoal be given to pets?

ZSActivated Charcoal is a neutral flavor that will not make your pet feel any different.

To help your pet’s intestinal gas, worm and freshen their breath, sprinkle activated Charcoal in wet food or water. Activated Charcoal should always be consumed in liquid form or a moist state.

Apply a poultice to any cuts, abscesses, or rashes. Always give them intramuscular doses of antibiotics to fight bacteria.

If your pet is poisoned, give it a thick paste of activated Charcoal. Then consult your veterinarian immediately.

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