Is consuming activated charcoal a safe detoxification method?

by | Jun 8, 2022

Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (00:00):

Okay, Malcolm.  We’re coming back to you, my friend, to wrap it up for the evening. So take it away now.

ZOI Advisor  (00:07):

Thank you so much again, Denise.  Dr. Nicholas, you know, and just like Laurie stated the area she's in, people are becoming aware of toxicity. You know, she's in an agricultural area. I'm in an urban environment and I'm coming across people that are now starting to learn about detoxification and it's, I think, it's becoming more widely understood that there's a need for it. Some of the things I hear are the people that are trying or believe will work for them. And, and we being informed it's clear now that clear drops, you know, ZOI ClearDrops is the only proven method that can enter into the human cell to reverse, you know, absorption of toxins and, you know, take them out. So that being said, my question is around one of these alternatives that I am hearing, and that is the use of activated charcoal.  Is consuming activated charcoal a safe and any way effective detoxification method?

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (01:21):

That's very interesting question, Malcolm. And thank you for bringing this. Yes. All right. Let's let's see. What are the similarities and differences? First of all, straightforward activated charcoal is a pharmaceutical product in Europe. It circulates for many, many years under the commercial name Carbosylane.  And, Denise, I've sent you in the past. The, how, how it looks like Carbosylane with the blue and the red capsules, it would be good if you can, if you can pull it up. So our friends can see what Carbosylane is. Activated charcoal is a very, very effective for food poisoning.  In our family, with my wife, whenever we go to vacation and we have our kids with us, even before we had kids, we were traveling many countries. We always had a blister of carbos land with us because you may meet a restaurant and then you have all the symptoms of food poisoning, upset, stomach, really dizzy. Maybe you need to vomit.  Without any second though, you take a Carbosylane.  First, the red and some hours later, the blue capsule and these have activated charcoal in it and will attract toxins, mainly food toxins in your GI system, and will take them out. So activated charcoal is a fairly safe and effective detoxifier for food poisoning.

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (03:15):

Again in Europe is an over-the-counter drug. I don't know the current status in the United States. If it is an over the counter pharmaceutical product, I don't think it is a dietary supplement, but again, it is excellent for acute toxicity related to food, to food poisoning.  Totally inappropriate for what we're talking here.  Here, we're talking about chronic subclinical toxicity that toxicity of heavy metals and other environmental toxins like herbicides and pesticides that works into your body and starts obstructing several chemical reactions over a period of time and accumulate this toxicity.  Still subclinical. You need something to reverse this accumulation. It is impossible to do this with activated charcoal and take every day activated charcoal. It cannot be that has certain limitations. You can take up to this amount of capsules within this period of time. You cannot use this as your effort to reverse accumulations of these toxins.

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (04:48):

So yes, activated charcoal. It is safe. It is effective is used for years. For one certain indication, one specific indication. Acute toxicity related to food poisoning.  Not appropriate for slow constant reversal or for chronic process of accumulation. ZOI Global ClearDrops, in contrast, is for this reason. ZOI Global ClearDrops is not a pharmaceutical product that you will need in case in the unlikely case scenario that you are going to have in acute toxicity for acute toxicity, you need an acute drastic measure, which is a pharmaceutical approach. Charcoal for poisoning, food poisoning, if it is acute toxicity, let's say from inhalation of a heavy metal, then maybe IV chelation in the hospital is the appropriate pharmaceutical or medical approach to help these patients. Now we are talking about totally different with ZOI Global ClearDrops. ZOI Global ClearDrops is the appropriate, slow, offers the appropriate, slow reversal of accumulation. It's helping the human body reverse the chronic accumulation. 

ZOI Advisor :

Thank you so much. And again, we understand, you know, using the right tool for the right job.

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (06:25):


ZOI Advisor :

Thank you so much. 

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon:

Correct. Correct.