Activated Charcoal

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...
 

Peata

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Hi Daimyo, just wanted to let you know we are discussing AC and all things digestion HERE
 

Parsifal

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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?
 

ddjd

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Why does charcoal make me so tired? Which stress hormone is it reducing?
 
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