Most frequent questions and answers
Put simply, as wood burns there is often not enough oxygen to allow for complete combustion. The water and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) evaporates off, and the carbon in the wood distills into the black charred coals or crust we see when we put the fire out. As the fire smolders for a period of time, the wood slowly dries and eventually changes into charcoal.
Activated charcoal begins as regular charcoal and is then “activated” with oxidizing gases, such as steam or air, at high temperatures. This oxidative process further erodes the charcoal’s internal surfaces. This increases its adsorption capacity by creating an internal network of even smaller pores rendering it two to three times as effective as regular charcoal. But charcoal is not produced from wood alone. Bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, petroleum coke, and sawdust are the most common starting materials for making activated charcoal. Many other materials have been experimented with, but generally are not as economical.
“Charcoal added to the diet of sheep for six months did not cause a loss of nutrients, as compared with sheep not receiving charcoal. … 5% of the total diet was charcoal. It did not affect the blood or urinary levels of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, inorganic phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, total protein or urine pH.”There is some anecdotal evidence that activated charcoal will interfere with the absorption of artificial supplements. Again, if there is any concern that activated charcoal is compromising the absorption of essential food elements or artificial supplements, then simply adjust the intake of activated charcoal so as not to conflict, as in the case of drugs (see above).
By its very nature, charcoal does not lend itself to overindulgence. Because charcoal is neither digested nor absorbed in the gastro-intestinal tract, there is therefore no concern of overdosing on activated charcoal.
As you have opportunity to peruse our site you will see a number of stories where people have only had available the primitive charcoal from a fire pit, but the simple remedy proved effective.We believe all healing comes from God, and God’s hand is not shortened just because we do not have the more adsorptive activated grades. We may have to take more but charcoal still works as it has since ancient Egyptian times.
We have a saying, “If you have to be wealthy to be healthy then God only loves rich people” But charcoal is Simple for anyone to use. Scientific enough for any PhD. It is universally Affordable and Accessible. It is Free from adverse side effects. It requires a measure of Faith to use. It is Easy to apply. And, when used in conjunction with other proven health principles, you should Expect positive results. All together charcoal is a double SAFE remedy whatever one’s wealth, education, or geography.