Activated charcoal is a very fine, odorless, black powder typically derived from bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, olive pits or sawdust. The charcoal is "activated" through high-temperature processing; which changes the internal composition of the substance, making it more porous than standard charcoal. The activated charcoal used in the creation of Cassava Shop's activated charcoal capsules is made from American hardwood; an environmentally friendly and renewable resource. Activated charcoal that is wood-based is believed to be more absorbent, primarily due to the larger surface area and higher volume of pores in the particles in comparison to non-wood derived sources.
Activated charcoal is commonly used as both a medical treatment managed in healthcare facilities, as well as a supplement. Activated charcoal is believed to trap substances in the body and because activated charcoal is not digested or absorbed by the body, is passed through the digestive system. Activated charcoal is frequently used in emergency rooms to treat various conditions.
Activated charcoal can be found in many cosmetic products, such as teeth whitening products, facial creams, deodorant and more. Activated charcoal is commonly used in cleaning supplies.
Activated charcoal is also known as; Activated carbon, Animal Charcoal, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carbon, Carbón Activado, Charbon Actif, Charbon Activé, Charbon Animal, Charbon Médicinal, Charbon Végétal, Charbon Végétal Activé, Charcoal, Gas Black, Lamp Black, Medicinal Charcoal, Noir de Gaz, Noir de Lampe, Vegetable Carbon, Vegetable Charcoal.
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition. For health concerns, seek the assistance of a qualified healthcare provider. Statements presented on this page are for informational purposes only. Consult your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement.