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Activated Charcoal - Chocolate Flavored EnteraKlenz / 525 grams - 30 servings

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EnteraKlenz Activated Charcoal
by Richard C. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Reprinted by permission from Pat Whittington of Complementary Prescriptions and CERI

This chocolate-mint flavored drink mix of activated charcoal and bentonite represents a method that is recognized as a systemic detoxifier.  It absorbs most organic and many inorganic substances and is used in many emergency rooms as a the first protocol for neutralizing oral poisonings.  Home treatment with activated charcoal is also a lot quicker than waiting for emergency room treatment.  Educating parents about the need to stock activated charcoal in the home in advance of a poisoning, is prudent.  Pharmacists and pediatricians need to be made aware that activated charcoal can be effectively used at home.

The bentonite in this product generates a strong electromagnetic field which allows it to attract and hold unwanted, non-nutritive substances such as pesticides and other toxins so that they can be eliminated from the body.  Bentonite clay's negative charge is responsible for its detoxifying properties -- it is a magnet for many toxic elements present in the human body (heavy metals, pesticides, and free radicals), which are positively charged.  This physical pulling power also has an absorbent action (like sticky paper) as toxins are drawn into the porous surface of the clay which are then eliminated from the body.

Supplement Facts:  Serving Size - 1 Tablespoon (16 grams).  Serving Per Container - 30


Amount Per Serving

Calories 7

% Daily Value**

Total Carbohydrate 3 gm 1%
  Sugars 0 gm *
  Xylitol 3 gm *
Activated Charcoal 10 gm *
Bentonite 2.5 gm *

*Daily Value not established
** Daily Value based on a 2000 calorie diet

Recommended dosage:  Varies, typically 10 to 30 grams per day. 

Other Ingredients:  Xylitol artificial flavor and sucralose.

EnteraKlenz activated charcoal contains no added starch salt wheat gluten corn coloring dairy products or preservatives.  Keep EnteraKlenz bulk activated charcoal container tightly closed in a cool dry and dark place.

Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent gritty black material commonly found in air and water filters.  Activated charcoal is created by carbonizing organic matter in a kiln under anaerobic conditions and activating the material with oxidizing gases like steam or air at high temperatures.  This oxidative process erodes the charcoals internal surfaces and increases its adsorption capacity by creating an internal network of very fine pores.  Usually bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, petroleum coke, and sawdust are the starting materials for making activated charcoal.

As a general rule, a single large dose of activated charcoal should be taken as soon as possible after ingesting a poison.  The amount of activated charcoal should exceed the toxic substance by a factor of eight (a ratio of 8:1).  In other words, if you take 5 grams of a chemical, you need to take at least 40 grams of activated charcoal.  Other researchers recommend different dosages.  Some experts believe a 10 to 1 ratio is correct.  Still other experts recommend a fixed amount of 50 to 100 grams.  I recommend ingesting a minimum of 50 grams of bulk activated charcoal because ingesting large amounts of activated charcoal is harmless, and taking too little is ineffective.  Besides, how often in the case of an emergency can you precisely determine the amount of the poison?

Activated charcoal shortens the time it takes an intoxicant to leave the system and decreases the duration and intensity of symptoms.  People who take activated charcoal after drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs such as cocaine or amphetamines should consider it a part of a recovery program to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.  Other nutrients that may help are the neurotransmitter precursors L-Tryptophan, D,L-Phenylalanine, Choline and/or DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol).

Even experts disagree on the best way of using multiple doses of activated charcoal to remove intoxicants.  Most protocols are based on experience with drug over-dosages.  In actual clinical situations, the activated charcoal regimen is optimized to the patient.  The doctor considers the type of toxic substance, severity of intoxification, digestive functions and electrolyte balance.  For mild overdoses and intoxification, I suggest up to 80-100 grams divided into 4-6 daily doses of powdered activated charcoal until the symptoms are eliminated.  Consult an expert who can optimize your regimen.  For a dangerous overdose, call your physician or hospital.

In addition to activated charcoal, the ideal detoxification prescription includes sauna baths, exercise, and a special diet.  Nutritional supplements such as essential fatty acids, vitamin C, niacin, proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes, liver support phyto-nutrients and a comprehensive multiple nutrient formula may also be useful.

Intestinal Complaints
Activated charcoal has been used by physicians since the 1800s to treat various intestinal complaints.  Abdominal distension (bloating) and flatulence respond favorably to treatment with activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is one of the best intestinal deodorant available.  Taking activated charcoal counteracts decomposition products from food (such as beans) that cause flatulence.  Individuals with malodorous stools should reach for activated charcoal.  In addition, consuming beneficial bacteria on a regular basis can drastically reduce the odor of expelled intestinal gas and stools considerably.  Travelers to foreign countries would be wise to pack activated charcoal.  5 to 10 grams of bulk powdered activated charcoal twice daily is recommended.

Charcoal Safety
Toxicology studies have proven that activated charcoal is basically harmless.  Ingesting high dosages does not interfere with sleep, appetite, or well being.  There are several undesirable effects of using activated charcoal that can be avoided by complying with the following directions.  Activated charcoal is highly adsorbent.  When it is ingested at the same time as medication, supplements, or foods, it may decrease their absorption and utilization.  Therefore, always allow 2 hours before or wait 2 hours after using activated charcoal to eat, take supplements or swallow medication.  Activated charcoal has a natural tendency to cause constipation.  That can be counteracted by taking magnesium with activated charcoal.  Finally, activated charcoal harmlessly blackens your stools.  Although black-gray stools look strange, they can be used to calculate your bowel transit time.  Just measure the length of time from taking activated charcoal to the appearance of darkened stools.

Not All Charcoal is Alike
Numerous companies manufacture activated charcoals, each of which can have different adsorptive capacities.  Different source materials and manufacturing procedures give each brand of activated charcoal its own pore diameters and internal volume that determine its adsorption capacity.  The U.S.P. (United States Pharmacopoeia) standard for activated charcoal specifies an internal surface area of 1000 m2/g (square meters per gram).  Recently, several companies have begun manufacturing Super activated charcoals, with up to 3 times the internal surface area per gram and far greater adsorption power than standard activated charcoal.

Powders, Capsules, or Tablets?
Because of the large volume of charcoal that is needed, it is easiest to take liquid preparation of charcoal powder.  For example, to take 30 grams of charcoal a day in capsules would require that you swallow about 60 capsules.  Furthermore, activated charcoal tablets are not effective since they can take too long to disintegrate and release the activated charcoal.

Unfortunately, a simple water and charcoal mixture is unpalatable and messy.  It tastes like a charcoal briquette, and blackens your teeth, gums and tongue.  These problems can be avoided by ingesting a powdered activated charcoal complex that contains a thickening agent like bentonite, with added flavors and mild sweeteners.  Bentonite significantly improves the palatability of an activated charcoal and water slurry.  Bentonite acts as thickening agent that reduces powdery mouth-feel and improves the taste without reducing the efficacy of activated charcoal.  In fact, bentonite is an enterosorption agent.  The addition of chocolate further enhances the palatability of bulk activated charcoal in research studies and practical experience.

It's rare but some people may experience a "die-off" effect, also called the Herxheimer Reaction.  A die-off effect is caused by a rapid increase in volume of stored waste material (mercury, fomaldehyde, aluminum, cosmetics, etc.) and pathogens.  Reactions to the die-off effect can include fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, muscle and joint achiness, and flu-like symptoms.  These reactions are temporary and will pass once your body has expelled the circulating toxins.  Once your body is free of poisons, you will have achieved an important step in optimizing your health.

Editors Note:  Concerning addictions, an additional consideration is to use kudzu and d,l phenylalanine in association with l-glutamine for lessening the desire for alcohol and carbohydrates.  Lithium orotate also shows promise in the addictions arena.  There seems to be a synergistic relationship with all of these combined compared to any one single nutrient alone.  Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants, and Silymarin (Milk Thistle) Extract are additional considerations.  N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) shows promise in gambling addictions and addictive behavior support.  Activated charcoal/bentonite clay is the preferred choice for detoxification of toxic substances and other poisons that can build-up in our bodies.

Warnings Information:

  • Do not take required medications or other nutritional supplements within 2 hours of taking activated charcoal,
  • For dietary supplement use only,
  • Keep EnteraKlenz activated charcoal supplements with bentonite clay out of reach of children,
  • Do not exceed recommended dosage,
  • If you have a bad reaction, discontinue use immediately,
  • When using EnteraKlenz activated charcoal supplements, please inform your physician,
  • If you are pregnant, lactating or have a medical condition, consult your health care professional before using this or any other nutritional supplement,
  • If the effects of allergic reaction occurs, discontinue EnteraKlenz activated charcoal with bentonite clay immediately.

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