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can also be used as a poultice
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it totally safe to use
what happened next
for use of Gas-Ease
it harmful to get Gas-Ease on the skin
- see 'How To' use Gas-Ease as a poultice at top of Product page |
Is Activated Charcoal|
It's an absolute miracle, that's what
it is. I want to shout it from the rooftops so that everyone can hear me…….because
it can help all of us with horses…..in fact all of us with animals of any kind.
It can also help us, ourselves.
Activated Charcoal is an inert form of
carbon and Gas-Ease Activated Charcoal is made from 100% ground coconut shell.
Activated Charcoal can hold many thousands of times its own weight and
its absorption potential is massive.
how does it really work? |
Well, let me put this in an easy-to-understand
way. Activated charcoal is like a big sponge - it absorbs (sucks up) impurities
such as gas, toxins, poisons, just as a sponge absorbs water.
the more technical explanation:
The structure of activated charcoal consists
of a complex network of pores which are present on the surface of activated charcoal
particles. Substances are attracted to the surface of the activated charcoal and
are held by weak intermolecular forces to produce a charcoal complex.
When dispersed in the digestive system, activated charcoal absorbs substances
which may be present in the digestive system and blood vessels. This process may
occur via migration secretion or diffusion. Activated charcoal does not migrate
from the digestive system as the particles are too large. In the presence of activated
charcoal, substances are bound to the surface forming complexes which are inactive
and pass safely out of the body.
Activated charcoal does not alter the
chemistry of the body and does not form complexes with nutrients or minerals.
The number of active sites on each particle of activated charcoal is limited.
Once these complexing sites have been occupied, the particles of activated charcoal
can play no further role in removing substances from the body, hence it is important
to take activated charcoal regularly to ensure there is sufficient activated charcoal
present to remove unwanted substances
use ACTIVATED charcoal and not NON ACTIVATED charcoal? |
StableLabel supply only activated charcoal
in powder form. However, there are other types widely available, but let me tell
you why StableLabel uses this particular grade of charcoal.
Charcoal is prepared in UK for the pharmaceutical industry and as such is used
for human consumption. Charcoal used for medical applications is activated, highly
refined and purified to remove any harmful substances and to increase the absorbency
of the material.
The process of activation involves washing and heating
charcoal to temperatures exceeding 700 degrees centigrade whilst exposing the
charcoal to steam. This process removes the impurities and increases the adsorption
power of activated charcoal by over 300%.
Pharmaceutical grades of activated
charcoal are very potent adsorbents, with surface areas of 1000m2/g being typical.
StableLabel Activated Charcoal is produced from coconut shells, due to
the unique structure, quality and uniformity of material.
powder and not granules? |
The problem with using granular activated
charcoal is mainly that it is not certified to pharmaceutical quality. The only
pharmaceutical grade of activated charcoal is supplied in powder form only (see
Technically, granules will be less effective
as they don't have the same surface area as powder. Commercially available granules
are just lumps which won't reduce in the digestive system and will be far less
activated charcoal show up in blood tests? |
No. AC is not water-soluble, has zero
calories and has no nutritional value whatsoever.
is contained within the digestive system and does not pass out of it
does not affect other organs in the body
is naturally passed out of the body in faeces
activated charcoal contain any banned substances? |
No. Gas-Ease activated charcoal is pure,
unadulterated, charcoal made from coconut shell. There is nothing more added.
I take it myself for a gassy stomach, and wouldn't do so if it wasn't safe. Again,
I reiterate that this product is used in UK hospitals, so better quality cannot
be found anywhere.
To give my clients assurance I contacted the British
Horseracing Authority (BHA) who confirmed that activated charcoal contained no
banned substances. However, for confirmation clients can call the BHA themselves
(020 7152 0000).
Did I Get Started On My Own Trials|
Well, I managed to find a UK manufacturer
of Activated Charcoal….but not just any manufacturer….in my opinion the best.
The Activated Charcoal that I use is manufactured for the pharmaceutical industry
and is used in hospitals for people who swallow poisons or who have taken an overdose
After speaking to the owner of the company, and asking all
sorts of questions, he reiterated what I had been told about Activated Charcoal….that
yes, it could and would absorb gas build-up in the horse's gut and he would highly
recommend it. I didn't need to hear any more to convince me of its merits.
The unfortunate thing, if I can call it unfortunate, is that I had to buy the
Activated Charcoal in wholesale bulk quantity…..yikes, what a lot of Charcoal,
but I didn't care as long as it worked.
So, with some information from
the manufacturer and using my own gut instincts I guess, I started off giving
Shaun a 15ml scoop of Activated Charcoal in one feed per day.
I Ever Frightened Of An Adverse Reaction To Activated Charcoal
Well, in all honesty, yes I was. A little at first. However,
my brother-in-law is a chemical engineer to trade, and he reiterated all that
I had heard from the manufacturer and the vet. He put my mind totally at rest
and from that day to this I have never doubted it again.
It totally Safe to Use
Activated Charcoal is an inert product and
as such, should be safe for animals and humans alike. It is inert and cannot react
to, with or against any other material. It is vegeterian, non-toxic and is tasteless
What Happened Next|
I trialled the Activated Charcoal
on Shaun for a full year, during which time he had no episodes of gassing up at
all. When I told my vet about it he was delighted and agreed that it was a great
product to use on horses.
Recommendations For Use Of Gas-Ease|
A lot here depends on the severity of the problem. However, by rule of thumb,
at onset of gassing-up, I recommend one 15 ml scoop (one tablespoonful) in the
horse's feed once a day, or more if the problem is really bad. It is absolutely
essential that you dampen the feed to avoid inhalation of the powder, which is
if you have to give a double dose in a feed, that is absolutely
fine. It can be given more often than once a day if required.
as it can be increased, so too can it be decreased. It may only be necessary to
feed Gas-Ease two or three times a week, perhaps even only once and perhaps as
little as a teaspoonful is all that is required for maintenance. You'll know yourself
by watching your horse.
If you feel you need to give it more than once
a day, if the problem is severe, but you don't want to give a second feed, then
just dampen the charcoal and stick it in a scooped out hole in half an apple.
Length Of Shelf-life Does It Have And How Should It Be Stored|
Gas-Ease has a very long shelf-life as long as it is kept dry.
My recommendation would be that you keep it in the bag supplied and keep the lid
firmly shut when not in use.All bags of Gas-Ease have a use by date.
It Harmful To get Gas-Ease On The Skin |
In the unlikely event that you take skin irritation upon contact
with Gas-Ease, just wash off as soon as possible with warm soapy water.
Gas-Ease good for any other problems in horses|
Well, this is an interesting question, because Gas-Ease may
well be able to help with a variety of problems - however veterinary trials have
not been carried out. Please email me for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
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