Nature’s original detoxifier, Charcoal, has been used for centuries to draw out toxins and impurities. Amongst Natural Healers and Traditional Medicine, it is known as the “Black Diamond”. Its many uses include; purifying water, absorbing moisture and odours in the air, it even has the almost “magical” property of being able to shield electromagnetic waves! This has nothing to do with magic and everything to do with SCIENCE.
Activated Charcoal requires heating a carbon rich material, such as Bamboo, to extremely high temperatures. This strips the Bamboo of any molecular matter and frees up those bonding sites. The process creates more holes within each molecule therefore increasing the surface area of the Bamboo and producing an exponential increase in absorption. Charcoal’s unique ability to draw out AND absorb these impurities comes from the ‘chemical reactions’ that occur during this heating/activation.
Charcoal’s porous texture produces negative ions that in turn seek out positively charged ions such as poisons, toxins and impurities, allowing the pollutants to be easily and efficiently absorbed. Yet another of the by-products of Activated Charcoal is Carbon Black. Now, electromagnetic waves usually travel through or bounce off substances, but the chemistry of Carbon Black allows it to absorb the energy within the waves’ atoms therefore enabling it to absorb electromagnetic waves.
So there you have it. The “Magic” of the Black Diamond!