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lymeshmyme
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Is activated charcoal hard on ones system, or cause a reaction, like when you detox the liver? I know that with some people, especially really toxic (like myself) a liver cleanse can make you feel pretty bad. Is that the case with these pills, or no?
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I don't know. I never had a reaction to it.

I use it for diarrhea and intestinal gas. So, it can cause constipation. Also, it will cause black stools.

Don't know if it cleanses the liver.

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activated charcoal always makes me feel better, it binds stuff so take away from supplements or medications

it can sometimes lessen a bad herx
you can open the capsule in some water to better absorb but try a small dose first

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No, it won't make you feel worse. It only absorbs what's in the intestines, it's not pulling new stuff out.

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Thanks everyone!
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Just make sure to stay regular and not to take it if you are constipated.

Otherwise I think it's pretty safe. Works well for me - especially if I drink lemon water.

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Does anyone have a brand recommendation?
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NSI - Vitacost brand - very cheap
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Thank you [Smile]
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Can you take activated charcoal with food? My LLNP told me to take it 2 hours before and after food, supps, meds etc.

I also take clonazepam at bed and am wondering if I need to take the charcoal two hours before the clonazepam.

Hard to space all these meds out correctly!!

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Best to take it away from food

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