Where are supplements absorbed?

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    Where are supplements absorbed?


    Where are the following absorbed?
    Reason I ask is that im taking active carbon to combat a gut 'issue' and i could be pouring money down the drain if there being neautralised by the charcoal.

    Creatine
    L-dopa usp powerful
    Greens/berries supplement
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    All over the place depending on the supplement.

    Why are you using activated charcoal? It's typically used in the ER tox unit to save lives...
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    Lets say I've had a gastric windy problem that's gone really bad if late, its a cleanse cycle
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    Help me out if I'm wrong but the activated charcoal will attach to everything and take it out, good for an upset stomach, but isn't excessive gas due to poor digestion and wouldn't you want to approach a solution using a digestive aide, perhaps acidophilus, and get the "good" bacteria working ?
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    Yeah tried a month if 2 billion good bacteria, didn't do much, next was a clear out approach using oxygenated carbon to drag out all toxic substances, yeasts, crap. They recommend if no improvement move to colon cleanse, I've picked up an aloe product. Diet wise its made no difference what i ate, bloat gas and more bloat.
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    I hear ya, I'm continuously fighting a battle of the bloat and windy situations. Sadly, I can no longer use "cheap" protein powder, these are my worst offenders.
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    A good probiotic has helped me tremendously. I use Gnc 75 billion pro biotic caps, with a ginger root cap every morning. I know what your going through. I have a sensitive stomach as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post

    Why are you using activated charcoal? It's typically used in the ER tox unit to save lives...
    also thieved by clever colobus monkeys to health benefits
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    I' m not convinced you are going about this in the right way. Have you tried eliminating some foods to isolate the issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    I' m not convinced you are going about this in the right way. Have you tried eliminating some foods to isolate the issue?
    Totally agree with this! Activated charcoal is used in pretty extreme circumstances and I'll admit that I am against cleanses about 100% of the time. I would look first at what is going in and feel free to list here for help as to find possible culprits. If your only symptom is gas and not diarrhea, then it is most likely a quick fix. I would even give immodium or something like Beano a try before jumping to that.

    But to address your original concerns, I would expect any oral supplement to be affected. Not completely, but there isn't really a way for anybody to give an exact percentage either.
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