ABC: The Many Benefits of Activated Bamboo Charcoal
Activated charcoal taken orally can neutralize many of the inflammatory by-products and chemicals that are released through the detoxifying action of Organic Tuscany Gold CBD oil. When these circulating toxins are released from neurotransmitter sites and other tissues they can trigger various symptoms including fatigue, “brain fog,” joint and muscle achiness, and just general malaise (“flu-ish” or just don’t feel well). These common detox symptoms are primarily due to the build-up of excessive aldehyde (feeling of a hangover even without the alcohol) and ammonia (fatigue, brain fog, muscle weakness) in the body caused by faulty liver detoxification and reduced kidney filtration.
By trapping these toxins in its millions of tiny pores, activated charcoal binds these toxic chemicals where they can then be soaked up and assimilated in the blood stream and effectively excreted from the body. This chemical process is called adsorption, when positively charged toxins bond with the negatively charged charcoal. The best quality of charcoal is activated bamboo charcoal, or what we call ABC. And yes, various brands of activated bamboo charcoal vary widely in their effectiveness. This particular steam activated brand has tested out superiorly both clinically and energetically over time on hundreds of patients.
Dosage Suggestions: Sensitive individuals should take 1/8 of a teaspoon mixed in 2 to 4 ounces of water before bed 2 to 3 times a week; those less sensitive can take ¼ to ½ of a teaspoon. This dose should be followed by an 8-ounce glass of water.
Note for Sensitive and/or Ill Individuals:
It should be noted that the reason ABC is prescribed before bed is because activated charcoal can also bind nutrients such as important vitamins and minerals. Nevertheless, many individuals report that they often take some ABC during the day as well if they are feeling exceptionally exhausted, achy, or just not well enough to be motivated to get any work done. Although they realize that they might be losing some of their recently ingested breakfast or lunch nutrients, it is worth it to them to feel better and more functional. Further, since these daytime boosts of ABC are typically very small—just a few grains can help a sensitive individual feel better—the amount of nutrient-binding is very insignificant.
History and Research
The use of charcoal for detoxification has been documented as early as 1550 BC in Egypt. Hippocrates (400 B.C.) and Pliny (50 A.D.) utilized it in healing vertigo, epilepsy, anemia, and anthrax. In the 1800’s, it was used to treat the symptoms of arsenic, strychnine, and mercury poisoning. Over the centuries activated charcoal has been found both clinically and in hundreds of research studies as an excellent binder and antidote to poisoning from barbiturates and non-barbiturate sedatives and tranquilizers, other medications such as amphetamines and acid reducers (Tagamet), antidepressants, alcohols, analgesics, antibiotics and other antimicrobials, medications such as theophylline for asthma, heavy metals, pesticides/herbicides/insecticides, heart medications such as digitalis, and endogenous toxins such as bilirubin (neonatal jaundice) and uric acid. It additionally has been shown to be an effective antidote to snake bites, bacterial and viral infections, and fungal toxins. Finally, researchers in the 1980’s found that the use of oral charcoal had a positive effect on prolonging life spans, as well as reducing the rate of age-related structural and metabolic changes (reduced heart myofibrosis and renal sclerosis, and healthier cells in the liver, pancreas, and lungs as compared to controls.)
 Cooney, D. Activated Charcoal: Antidote, Remedy, and Health Aid. Teach Services, Inc., 2016, 16.
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 Frolkis, V., et al. “Enterosorption in prolonging old animal life span,” Exp. Gerontol., 19:217.
ABC: Activated Bamboo Charcoal Slurry
Activated charcoal has been used as a poultice acutely for centuries to help antidote and clear the effects of snake bites, spider bites, mushroom poisoning, and insect stings. With this stellar history of effective detoxification—even the FDA approves it for acute food or drug poisoning—one would think that it would also be therapeutic for chronic intoxications as well. And clinically this has panned out. That is, chronic gut dysbiosis, biliary and liver congestion, bronchial inflammation, and joint and muscle pain do respond well to ABC slurries (activated bamboo charcoal mixed with oil) applied topically over a particular dysfunctional or painful organ or tissue. Additionally, skin absorption of ABC is bit gentler than oral ingestion, and therefore can be especially beneficial for sensitive individuals. For example, sensitive or chronically ill individuals needing to clear their chronic gut dysbiosis and intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) may find that beginning with the ABC Slurry topically first on distal acupressure points, and then (in very small amounts) over their abdomen one to three times a week, is a gentler way than oral ingestion to benefit from the detoxifying effects of activated charcoal.
However, the typical poultice remedy recipe used traditionally—a large amount placed over the skin for an hour or so—can be too strongly detoxifying for non-emergency symptoms. Further, the recommendation of ground up flax seeds classically used in charcoal poultices doesn’t test as well energetically or clinically on patients as Primal Oil. Therefore, ABC Slurry—a combination of ABC, or Activated Bamboo Charcoal, and Primal Oil—was formulated. The ABC Slurry comes with a small organic bamboo spoon for easy application. In fact, this bamboo spoon is the first and only USDA certified organic utensil!
Application of the ABC Slurry
Sensitive or Chronically Ill Individuals: Drop a drop or a small spoonful of the ABC Slurry over an area of toxicity or dysfunction—eg, organs (lungs, stomach, gut, kidney, liver, etc.), focal infections (tonsils, sinuses, scars, etc.), or painful areas (joints, muscles, etc.). Rub this into your skin one time a day or every other day.
Note 1: For dental focal infections or gingivitis the ABC Slurry can be applied directly to the gum area surrounding the tooth or the socket. A small drop or two rubbed into the gums is usually sufficient to reduce inflammation. Be sure to consult with a biological dentist if the gums or focal area do not respond to this treatment.
Note 2: The charcoal can stain clothes and sheets a bit, so be sure to rub it into the skin before bed or the skin area that will be touching clothing.
The healing and detoxifying action of activated charcoal can be quite remarkable, and it is hoped that through the use of the ABC orally, as well as topically as described in this handout, many chronic symptoms can be reduced and even cleared. Always consult with your holistic doctor or practitioner however, if symptoms do not abate within a timely manner.
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