Activated Bamboo Charcoal
Dr. Tennant’s® Activated Bamboo Charcoal promotes internal cleansing and a healthy digestive system. It is like a cleansing sponge with millions of tiny pores soaking up and trapping toxins and impurities as it moves down the GI tract detoxifying everything in its path.
- Helps with detox and toxin removal within the GI tract
- Highest quality carbon-rich material from bamboo
- Cleaner than the more common coconut, wood or other standard charcoals
- Great for travel and promoting a healthy digestive system
Disclaimer: The information provided on these product pages is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always work with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program.
Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses because of its toxin-absorbing properties. The body is unable to absorb charcoal, so it is eliminated along with all the bound toxins it finds as it moves through the GI tract.
Bamboo is better. This superior form of charcoal is made from bamboo which has been harvested after it has grown for many years, providing a higher-quality, carbon-rich raw material than the more common coconut and wood charcoal. Bamboo charcoal production also produces significantly less pollutants compared to standard charcoal, making it a much more eco-friendly source.
Harvested bamboo is burned at very high temperatures. This superheating activation process creates many tiny pores with binding sites in the charcoal molecules. Superheating bamboo charcoal makes many more pores and binding sites on each molecule than other charcoals, therefore, increasing its overall surface area for binding to occur. This is what makes bamboo charcoal a superior choice.
Imagine the surface area of an entire football field to soak up toxins and impurities. This is approximately the surface area for three capsules of Dr. Tennant’s® Activated Bamboo Charcoal.
2-3 capsules once daily at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food and medication or as directed by your healthcare provider.
- Not to be taken at the same time as medication or any other dietary supplement.
- Contraindicated in persons with variegate porphyria.
- Activated charcoal is generally considered safe for adults to use. But since the activated charcoal actually binds everything in your system, meaning it will prevent you from absorbing nutrients in your food or your medication, it may be important to take the Activated Charcoal away from these, followed by a full glass of water or according to your healthcare provider's instructions.
- Always talk to your healthcare provider before trying a new remedy or supplement especially if you are pregnant or nursing or taking other medications or supplements.
What benefits does Activated Bamboo Charcoal offer for detox and digestive health?
Activated Bamboo Charcoal, specifically Dr. Tennant’s® Activated Bamboo Charcoal, promotes internal cleansing and supports a healthy digestive system. Acting like a sponge with millions of tiny pores, it attracts and traps toxins and impurities as it moves through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, effectively detoxifying the body.
How does Activated Bamboo Charcoal work?
Activated Bamboo Charcoal has numerous tiny pores that bind to toxins and impurities, pulling them out as it travels through the GI tract. It offers a substantial surface area, comparable to an entire football field, to effectively detoxify and cleanse the body.
What are the contents of Dr. Tennant's® Activated Bamboo Charcoal?
Dr. Tennant's® Activated Bamboo Charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder composed of activated charcoal. This fine powder is renowned for its toxin-absorbing properties and is commonly used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. The body doesn't absorb charcoal, allowing it to eliminate bound toxins as it passes through the GI tract.
What sets Dr. Tennant's® Activated Bamboo Charcoal apart?
This unique form of activated charcoal is derived from bamboo that has matured for many years, offering a higher-quality carbon-rich raw material compared to standard coconut or wood charcoal. Additionally, bamboo charcoal production generates fewer pollutants, making it an environmentally-friendly choice. The superheating activation process of bamboo charcoal creates numerous tiny pores and binding sites, resulting in a larger surface area for effective binding and detoxification.
How should I consume Dr. Tennant's® Activated Bamboo Charcoal for optimal results?
To ensure maximum effectiveness, avoid taking charcoal alongside supplements or medications. Space out your supplement intake by at least an hour and your medications by a few hours to prevent charcoal from binding to them. Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water, as charcoal absorbs water and helps regulate bowel movements. Incorporating fiber-rich foods in your diet aids the movement of charcoal through the intestines for elimination. You can also download our Activated Bamboo User Guide for full instructions.
When is the best time to take Dr. Tennant's® Activated Bamboo Charcoal for detoxification?
For optimal detoxification, take charcoal before bedtime, about three hours after dinner. This timing allows the charcoal to work effectively while you sleep. You can also download our Activated Bamboo User Guide for full instructions.
Are there any considerations for individuals with leaky gut or food sensitivities?
Yes, if you have leaky gut or food sensitivities, taking charcoal with meals can be beneficial. Activated Bamboo Charcoal can help reduce inflammatory activity and alleviate food sensitivity reactions.
Should I be concerned about mineral loss while using Activated Bamboo Charcoal?
Activated bamboo charcoal has the potential to pull minerals out of the body along with toxins. Ensure you maintain adequate mineral intake. If necessary, consider supplementing with Dr. Tennant's® Raw Materials® minerals.