Medical Advice

Taking Activated Charcoal:

The product should be used as directed using the information provided on the packaging, this applies to our tablets and capsule products.

Activated charcoal, is classified as a non specific absorbent and as such may reduce the efficacy of some prescription medication.  If you are concerned about this please either contact your Medical Practitioner / Pharmacist or alternately contact us and we shall refer your enquiries to our Medical Advisor.

Activated Charcoal does not absorb nutrients, vitamins or food supplements.

Our tablets and capsules, do not contain any gluten, our biscuits are wheat based and as such do contain gluten.

We are often asked about the difference between the tablets and caspules, essentially the products both contain 300mg of Activated Charcoal, the differences in the formulations are detailed below:

Do not contain any gluten, and are suitable for Vegans, the product does not contain any GMO materials and is not irradiated.  Tablets do contain sugar (approx 5 calories / tablets) we are advised by our Medical Advisors that this amount of sugar should not be of concern to persons who wish to control or reduce their sugar intake, if you wish to eliminate sugar please refer to our capsules.  

Do not contain any gluten, are not suitable for Vegans as the shells are produced from gelatine, the product does not contain any GMO materials and is not irradiated.  The capsule formulation does not contain any sugar.  Our capsules are produced from gelatine as this material dissolves rapidly thus permitting the release of the activated charcoal as quickly as possible nominally 1-2 minutes, Veggie capsules can take upto 30 minutes to dissolve.

Our biscuits do contain gluten and sugar, the product does not contain any GMO materials and is not irradiated.  The biscuits do not contain the same amount of activated charcoal, in comparision to the tablets or capsules this is a formulation requirement.  The biscuits may be taken as snack and may be taken at any time of the day.
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