Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated Charcoal is the end result of a two-stage process:

Step 1: Carbonization
Virgin coconuts are heated to ~750*C in a chamber without oxygen.

Step 2: Activation
During this step, oxygen is introduced via steam induction at a temperature of temperature 900*C. The steam erodes the internal surfaces of the charcoal providing it with its adsorptive properties.

 

What is it used for? How can I use it?

Activated Charcoal has many different applications so make sure to check out our #Blog for different DIY recipes. It is best known for its adsorbent properties. It can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals, rendering them ineffective and harmless.

Simply mix ½ a teaspoon with 250ml of water (our recommended dosage), stir, and enjoy.

 

Wait a second, I can eat & drink Activated Charcoal?

Indeed! Our Activated Charcoal is medical grade and safe for consumption, in fact that is exactly what it is designed it for.

 

Where does it come from?

Virigin Coconut. But Activated Charcoal can be derived from other source materials like Hardwood and Bamboo.

 

Does it smell?

No. Activated Charcoal should be odourless.

 

What does it taste like?

Nothing! In addition to being odourless Medical Activated Charcoal is tasteless.

 

Can I take it with medication?

We recommend waiting at least 2 hours before charcoal consumption as combining medication with activated charcoal may prevent your medication being absorbed by your body. To be sure, give your doctor a call. 

 

Does it stain?

Err on the side of caution with this one as it can get messy but not to worry Activated Charcoal comes off most surfaces if you wash it off right away. 

 

I have more questions, how can I contact you?

Send an email to hello@crbn.io, we'd love to hear from you.