Sign in
Download Opera News App

Health

 

Health Living

 

Disease prevention and treatment

2 Healthy Uses Of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal, a fine, odorless black powder typically seen in emergency rooms, is used to treat overdoses. It has a number of medical and aesthetic applications due to its toxin-absorbing properties, but none of these have been scientifically proven.

Activated charcoal, a refined type of charcoal, aids in the detoxification of the body system, which has health benefits. The first step in creating activated charcoal is to heat the charcoal thoroughly at a high temperature. Charcoal is thought to be effective in the treatment of poisoning and overdose.

The World Health Organization has certified activated charcoal for the treatment of overdoses and poisonings in the event of an emergency. However, because of its remarkable toxin-clearing properties, some proponents have promoted activated charcoal as a remedy for an ever-growing list of ailments.

There aren't enough conclusive, large-scale research to back up the benefits of activated charcoal. Many over-the-counter (OTC) products rely on the basic chemical principles of activated charcoal to support their benefit claims. The following uses of activated charcoal are supported by evidence:

1. Kidney function:

Activated charcoal may enhance kidney function by filtering out undigested toxins and drugs. The most prevalent consequence of protein breakdown is urea-derived toxins, which activated charcoal appears to be particularly successful in removing.

Although further research is needed, animal studies suggest that activated charcoal can help persons with chronic renal illness improve kidney function while also reducing gastrointestinal damage and inflammation.

2. Diarrhea:

Some people may offer activated charcoal as a treatment for diarrhea because it is utilized as a gastrointestinal absorbent in overdoses and poisonings.

In a 2017 review of past trials on the use of activated charcoal for diarrhea, researchers discovered that it may be able to block bacteria and drugs that cause diarrhea from being absorbed into the body by trapping them on its porous, rough surface.

According to the study, activated charcoal exhibited little side effects when compared to other antidiarrheal medicines.

Source: MEDICALNEWSTODAY

Link: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322609

Content created and supplied by: Cynthia112 (via Opera News )

World Health Organization

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments