Activated Charcoal

Discussion in 'Activated Charcoal' started by Daimyo, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Daimyo

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    Thread to discuss everything about activated charcoal...

    I haven't been eating AC for ages, but... One property of AC I use is it's high (100-180 meq) Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC). It's a measure of how much positively charged nutrients can soil hold. Plant nutrients that are cations:
    Calcium
    Magnesium
    Sodium
    Potassium
    Hydrogen (not really a nutrient)
    Iron
    Manganese
    Zinc
    Copper
    Cobalt
    Nickel
    Tin
    Vanadium

    Charcoal also has some (but lower) Anion Exchange Capacity.
    Some Anions:
    Phosphorus
    Sulfur
    Chlorine
    Iodine
    Molybdenum
    Selenium
    Fluorine

    My theory is that AC will be "capturing" more cations than anions from the gut, so just keep it in mind...
     
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    Hi Daimyo, just wanted to let you know we are discussing AC and all things digestion HERE
     
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    Regarding it's ability to chelate toxins and to be an antibiotic, how does it work? How is it different from clay and other similar products?
     
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    Why does charcoal make me so tired? Which stress hormone is it reducing?
     
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