Activated Charcoal

The COVID virus can injure the body through multiple mechanisms, including systemic cytokines and widespread inflammation. Replication of the virus in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to a variety of insidious symptoms.[1] Adsorbent agents such as charcoal and clay are found to have the excellent capability of adsorbing coronavirus.[2] Charcoal is anti-inflammatory and, when ingested, can decrease the gastric load of the COVID virus, helping to reduce gastric symptoms.[3]  


Step 1

Mix 1 tbsp activated charcoal with 8 ounces (1 cup) of water.


Drink at bedtime while experiencing symptoms.


[1] Yang, L., & Tu, L. (2020, May 12). Implications of gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19. The Lancet. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from

[2] Clark, K. J., Sarr, A. B., Grant, P. G., Phillips, T. D., & Woode, G. N. (1998, October). In vitro studies on the use of clay, clay minerals and charcoal to adsorb bovine rotavirus and bovine coronavirus. Veterinary microbiology. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from

[3] Khitan, Z. J., Khawaja, I., Mufson, M. A., Sanabria, J. R., Abraham, N. G., Peterson, S. J., Sundaram, U., & Shapiro, J. I. (2020, November). Can charcoal improve outcomes in COVID-19 infections? Medical hypotheses. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from