My first experience with activated charcoal (which I'll refer to throughout this post as AC) happened about a year ago when I came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Instead of seeing a doctor or taking medicine, I decided to consult Dr. Google on what to do. I probably typed in "natural remedies for food poisoning" or something like that.
One of the first things that popped up was activated charcoal (charcoal becomes "activated" when oxygen is added to it, increasing the charcoal's porosity and surface area). I had heard of people with alcohol poisoning having to take large amounts of charcoal in hospitals to get it out of their system, so it kind of made sense that it would help to remove the food poisoning toxins from my body...READ MORE.