Our activated charcoal is pharmaceutical grade, B.P.C 1934 which stands for British Pharmaceutical Codex which defines the quality and specification of the activated charcoal. The correct chemical term for this grade of material is activated carbon.
The charcoal is a finely reduced powder (5-10 microns), which presents a huge surface area for the absorption of substances, 1g of activated charcoal has a surface area of up to 1000 meters sq. which is the size of up to 6 tennis courts.
Our pharmaceutical grade activated charcoal works by trapping toxins, heavy metals and chemical residues in its tiny pores. This is known as the process of adsorption, whereby a chemical reaction occurs that binds elements to a surface.
Activated charcoal adsorbs (binds to and helps eliminate from the body), poisons, heavy metals, chemicals and intestinal gases, making it very effective in detoxing and eliminating toxins and poisonous substances from the body. It is also able to adsorb many different pharmaceutical drugs, opium, cocaine, morphine, pesticides (among them DDT), chemicals, mercury and even lead. This is why Activated charcoal is used all across the world in emergency situations such as poisoning and drug overdose.
It has been used to treat bruises, inflammation and skin infections. Activated charcoal has also been reported to help lower cholesterol, triglycerides and lipids found in the blood.
Uses include both internal and external application. Mainly taken with water and used as a poultice. A versatile, earthy edible natural powder.