These activated charcoal gummies are the perfect thing to have around in the case of food poisoning, stomach flu, or other tummy troubles! I make and freeze them so that they are on hand in case of one of these emergencies. They are tasty enough that most kids will eat them even if they have been throwing up! Our track record is that the throwing up stops about 30-45 minutes after having a full dose. That is hard to beat!

Why does Activated Charcoal help with GI symptoms?

Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been oxidized. Once it is oxidized, it is porous and binds to toxins, chemicals, and even metals! This means that it can bind to the toxin in your stomach that is making you sick! Yay!

You can, of course, take it in capsule form. I do this before I go into my infrared sauna to bind with the toxins that my body is releasing. However, kids are not really into swallowing capsules, so in our house we make them into gummies.

I like to use a strong juice to mask the flavor of the charcoal like concord grape, but if your child doesn’t like grape, you could do apple or a fancy combo like blueberry pomegranate. 

Charcoal Gummies

Charcoal Gummies:

Directions:

  1. Put your grape juice and maple syrup in a pot and sprinkle the gelatin powder over it. Let the gelatin bloom for a few minutes before turning on the heat to medium.
  2. Whisk until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the activated charcoal, stirring until the charcoal has fully dissolved and there are no clumps.
  4. Carefully pour the liquid into silicone molds and refrigerate for a few hours or freeze for  30 minutes so that the gummies are firm and can be easily removed.
  5. Place the gummies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for months
  6. Take 5 standard sized gummies at a time when symptoms are acute (throwing up, diarrhea, stomach cramping).

 

Charcoal Gummies
A quick natural remedy for food poisoning and stomach bugs.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups organic concord grape juice (or other strong flavor)
  2. 4 Tablespoon Vital Proteins grass-fed gelatin powder
  3. 1 Tablespoon Organic Maple Syrup
  4. 1 Tablespoon food grade activated charcoal powder
  5. Silicon Molds
Instructions
  1. Put your grape juice and maple syrup in a pot and sprinkle the gelatin powder over it. Let the gelatin bloom for a few minutes before turning on the heat to medium.
  2. Whisk until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the activated charcoal, stirring until the charcoal has fully dissolved and there are no clumps.
  4. Carefully pour the liquid into silicone molds and refrigerate for a few hours or freeze for  30 minutes so that the gummies are firm and can be easily removed.
  5. Place the gummies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for months
  6. Take 5 standard sized gummies at a time when symptoms are acute (throwing up, diarrhea, stomach cramping).
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