Activated Charcoal is a form of carbon that is made by 'burning' coconut shell or wood chips without the presence of oxygen. After this process occurs, steam is introduced under high pressure. This activated charcoal is capable of transporting toxins out of the system due to its adsorption capabilities. This means that the charcoal is extremely porous as well as having an extremely large surface area.
Charcoal has been used for many years all around the globe. It is useful in a wide variety of applications such as water filtration, mask filtration systems, air purification and in the medical industry.
It is generally sold as a powder but it is available in tablet and capsule form too.
You may not know this, but they still use this great product in emergency rooms around the world. It is extremely useful for cases such as overdose and chemical poisoning. It is also used for other emergencies such as a snake or spider bites. It helps to draw out the toxin when applied topically.
Some people keep charcoal handy to help alleviate the discomfort caused by stomach upset, bloating, diarrhoea, food poisoning and wind. Internally it has the ability to absorb toxins and pass the toxins out through the bowel.