This product is derived from a special high-quality grade charcoal.
Activated charcoal is a form of charcoal which has been specially treated to create an especially high surface area. Technically, any form of carbon, not just charcoal, can be used to make activated carbon products, but charcoal is one of the most common sources for activated carbon. There are a wide range of uses for activated charcoal, ranging from water filtration to the treatment of poisoning. Activated charcoal is often included in products like filters which can be bought in the store, and it is also possible to buy activated charcoal alone in bulk.
The most common way to produce activated charcoal is to heat it. Heating causes the gases inside to escape, leaving behind an extremely porous, lightweight substance. Under magnification, a pellet of activated charcoal looks sort of like a rumpled pile of fabric, with each twist and fold providing more surface area. The large surface area of activated charcoal is what makes it so very useful.
Do I need new charcoal?
If you have food poisoning, taken drugs orally, or swallowed poison, activated charcoal is needed immediately.
What is activated charcoal?
It is a high absorbent material that can bind poisons, drugs, almost all forms of toxins ingested orally.
Is a highly absorbent material?
Purpose of charcoal in drug overdose?
It can bind with toxins in the body and render them harmless. It will bind with poisons and drugs that have been consumed orally and can help prevent further damage from the drugs ingested by rendering them inert and harmless.
Activated charcoal and birth control?
If you take activated charcoal with birth control you will effectively render the birth control inert and it will not do its job.
It was 1831. In front of his distinguished colleagues at the French Academy of Medicine, Professor Touery drank a lethal dose of strychnine and lived to tell the tale. He had combined the deadly poison with activated charcoal.
That's how powerful activated charcoal is as an emergency decontaminant in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestines. Activated charcoal is considered to be the most effective single agent available. It is used after a person swallows or absorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical.