Activated Charcoal caps

Discussion in 'Activated Charcoal' started by Makrosky, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Makrosky

    Makrosky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Hey guys,

    Has anyone used activated charcoal caps? It's the only charcoal I can get and I want to give it a try.

    The labels says taking two caps but that is only 560mg. I know people in this forum uses it by the spoonfull.

    Should the dose be different with caps than with powder? Isn't 560mg a very small dose? Is there any difference between the caps and the powder?

    Any help will be welcome.
     
  2. Blossom

    Blossom Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,740
    Gender:
    Female
    I've used County Life brand and seemed to tolerate it well. If you look on Dan's site http://www.toxinless.com you should be able find some information about other/different sources. Usually the powder is more economical but in a pinch I've used the capsules just because I could buy it locally. I did use more than the instructions on the bottle recommended tho.
     
  3. OP
    Makrosky

    Makrosky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    I have the best one according to toxinless.com... wow! :)

    How many caps did you take ?
     
  4. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    10,985
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Blossom

    Blossom Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,740
    Gender:
    Female
    I very roughly estimated that 10 capsules would be about 1 teaspoon (or around 5 grams) so I went with that amount. 10 x 540 mg = 5.4 grams and that's about a teaspoon. I know some people take more and some less.
     
  6. Greg says

    Greg says Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Messages:
    331
    Gender:
    Male
    I take half the bottle before bed every once in a while with 4 cascara tablets.
     
  7. Blossom

    Blossom Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,740
    Gender:
    Female
    Amazing! :D
     
  8. haidut

    haidut Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    16,495
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA / Europe
    Taking 14 of the capsules equals exactly 1 tbsp. I guess we can round it off to 15 to make it easier to remember. I can't find the exact reference right now but it was in a study, so the capsules to tbsp conversion should be legit.
     
  9. Blossom

    Blossom Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,740
    Gender:
    Female
    Yeah I was talking TEASPOONS so by my figures it would be closer to 28 capsules to equal a TABLESPOON.
     
  10. OP
    Makrosky

    Makrosky Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Thank you all guys you're a bless.
     
  11. jyb

    jyb Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,754
    Location:
    UK
    The charcoal binds polyphenol so it will bind the emodin in cascara if you take those at the same time. Hence, you might be missing out on the emodin, which is supposed to be main chemical of interest in cascara according to Ray's article.
     
  12. Greg says

    Greg says Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Messages:
    331
    Gender:
    Male
    No, the cascara is definitely working. ; )
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...