Activated carbon is a medicine presented by nature. It is taken orally to purify the body of toxic substances.
Activated carbon operates by the adsorption (absorption) mechanism.
Activated charcoal is natural, but do not overreact. Any substance has its own correct dosage. It must be remembered that, first of all, activated carbon is a medicine.
Even activated carbon has its side effects. Among them constipation, hypovitaminosis, dyspepsia, low blood pressure, hypothermia, hypocalcemia and hypoglycemia.
Indications for the use of activated carbon
One of the first reasons for showingTake activated charcoal - food poisoning. When food poisoning in the human body is a lot of toxins. Activated carbon due to the ability to adsorption will not allow them to suck in the blood.
It is worth noting that already absorbed in the tissueToxins activated carbon can not remove. Therefore, it should be taken no later than 12 hours after the ingestion of toxic substances into the body.
In the case of food poisoning should be used100-200 mg of coal (depending on the patient's age) per 1 kg of weight. Do not use immediately, but for three doses. In case of acute poisoning, it is first necessary to rinse the stomach.
Another useful property of activated carbon is the provision of antidiarrheal effect. Therefore, it can cope with the processes of fermentation and putrefaction in the intestine.
In particular, activated carbon is used in flatulence. In this case, the dosage is 100-200 mg three times a day. The course of treatment is 3-7 days.
With the active processes of fermentation and putrefaction, one should eat 1 g three times a day. The course of treatment is 1-2 weeks.
Strangely enough, but in the fight against influenza and ARVIActivated charcoal can also help. Due to the presence of a large number of viruses and bacteria in the body, it is gradually contaminated with the products of their vital activity. Accumulation of these substances leads to intoxication.
Dosage for influenza and SARS is standard: 250 mg per 10 kg of weight.
Some people believe so much in the power of activated carbon that they use it to reduce body weight. As regards the effectiveness of this procedure, opinions differ.
The use of activated carbon is also shown whenAllergic reactions. It will help increase the number of T-lymphocytes in the blood, reduce the number of immune immune cells. Thus, the immunity of the patient will be strengthened.
Reception for allergies is again standard: 250 mg per 10 kg of weight.
Limitations on the reception of activated carbon
Activated charcoal can not be taken at the same time as food. Otherwise, the body is deprived of those substances that enter into it.
Do not take it along with other drugs. Activated charcoal will simply remove the active substances from the body.
Activated charcoal can not be used in the ulcer of the gastrointestinal tract and gastric bleeding. Also, it is not recommended for a tendency to constipation, since it has the property of "strengthening" the stool.