Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal.
Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances. It becomes "activated charcoal" when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.Steam-activation is primarily used for coconut charcoal and coal. In the production of steam-activated charcoal, first the coconut shell or coal is heated to create a char.Good charcoal is mostly pure carbon, called char, made by cooking wood in a low oxygen environment, a process that can take days and burns off volatile compounds such as water, methane, hydrogen, and tar.
This char is then "activated" in a furnace at high temperatures of 1,700° to 1,800°F with steam in the absence of oxygen.Activated charcoal is a manufactured product. You cannot find it naturally in foods.
In commercial processing, the burning takes place in large concrete or steel silos with very little oxygen, and stops before it all turns to ash. The process leaves black lumps and powder, about 25% of the original weight.
The first documented use of activated charcoal goes as far back as 3750 B.C., when it was first used by the Egyptians for smelting ores to create bronze. By 1500 B.C. the Egyptians were also using it for intestinal ailments, absorbing unpleasant odors, and for writing on papyrus. In 400 B.C.
By the 1900’s charcoal was even starting to be sold as lozenges, biscuits, and tooth powders!
Do not use activated charcoal as a supplement if you take these medications. Activated charcoal may also reduce absorption of certain nutrients.
Other Name: Charcoal Mora, Charcoal Codling
Scientific Name: Physiculus nematopus.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Unmistakable smoky taste
Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.
Treat a condition of pregnancy in which the normal flow of bile is affected (cholestasis).
Charcoal's Common Uses are
Reduce high cholesterol
Prevent a hangover
Distilled alcoholic beverage purification
HEALTH BENEFITSMany oral health products that contain activated charcoal claim to have various benefits, such as being:
1. Reduces Indigestion
2. Helps Prevent Hangovers
3. Provides Digestive Cleansing
4. Detoxifies Your System
5. Cleanses Blood
6. Alleviates Allergies
7. Naturally Relieves Pain
8. Boosts Anti fungal Protection
9. Promotes Nutrient Absorption
The ingredients of charcoal briquettes will usually fall under the following:
Heat fuel - wood charcoal, charcoal fines, mineral carbon, coal, biomass, etc.
Burning speed – sodium nitrate and waxes. ...
White Ash Color - calcium carbonate, lime or limestone.
Binder – starch.
Press release – borax.
STORAGE & HANDLING
Store in a dry, cool place
Specific: You should always consult a qualified herbalist, doctor or another expert health practitioner before undergoing in pregnancy or lactation, also if you have liver problems, or are taking any medications. Not for use by persons under 18 years of age. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or dangerous equipment.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified herbalist , doctor or other qualified health practitioner before consuming this product.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.