Benefits of Activated Carbon
Impressive Health Benefits of Activated Carbon
Carbon is just as beneficial today as it was in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians used it for infected wounds, to help absorb the fetid odor and also to help heal wounds by absorbing harmful particles. In addition to it’s many healing properties, carbon plays a key role in emergency rooms across the world, in treating poisons and drug over doses. Activated carbon is used to filter water and has no taste, no odor and is fine textured black, fluffy powder.
In a crisis, activated charcoal is often used as a treatment for some types of poison. Activated carbon is very absorbent and will bind with the toxin, which will keep it from being absorbed into the body. With extreme poisoning, multiple doses of activated charcoal may be required.
The most common side effect found with activated charcoal is nausea and vomiting. In some cases constipation and bowel obstruction have been reported. A small percentage of patients will experience vomiting, within 10 minutes of their dose.
Correct dosages of activated charcoal will vary from person to person and is only effective with certain types of poison. You should never alter your dose unless of course your physician instructs you to. Standard treatment would have the powdered activated charcoal mixed with water. A standard single dose for 12 and up is typically 25 to 100 grams. Dosage for children is usually based on body weight, generally 25 to 50 grams or How it is Made Vegetable or wood matter, which is oxidized at a very high temperature is how most activated charcoal is produced. After which it is treated with a variety of ingredients for example phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, oxygen, air, steam, zinc chloride or a mixture of these in order to boost the absorptive qualities. These components help to eliminate impurities and minimize the actual size of the carbon particle, in so enhancing the area and therefore, making it possible to absorb more.