|The process behind the bamboo charcoal making is relatively straightforward. Pieces of bamboo, which are taken from plants five years or older, are burned inside an oven at temperatures over 800 degrees centigrade.
Bamboo charcoal has the following properties:
|Bamboo charcoal has countless small cavities. Compared with wood charcoal, bamboo charcoal has about four times more cavities, 3 times more mineral constituent and 4 times better absorption rate. In terms of surface area, bamboo charcoal’s 300m2/gram is 10 ten times more than wood charcoal’s 30m2/gram.
Bamboo charcoal under microscope
|Supplier of Negative Ions|
|Bamboo charcoal can generate a good amount of negative (more precisely, negative-charged) ions, which have the property of giving electrons to nearby matters while the charcoal adsorbs positive ions. The air we breathe in is full of charged particles, and bamboo charcoal gives electrons to such particles, making the air richer in negative ions than in positive ions. Various experiences have shown that air rich in negative ions makes us feel better.|
|Warming Effect of Far Infrared Rays (FIR)|
|A far infrared ray is a kind of electromagnetic waves and is a radiated ray that is capable of warming matters. This ray is well absorbed by organic matters, and the human body absorbs infrared rays ranging in wavelength from 4 to 50µm. Because the infrared rays emitted by bamboo charcoal range between 4 and 16µm, the human body can take full advantage of any healthy effects of bamboo charcoal’s infrared rays. The human body, upon being exposed far infrared rays, warms up like under the sun, and its blood circulation improves considerably.|
|Electromagnetic (EM) Wave Dissipating Power|
|EM waves are emitted by all sorts of electrical appliances and electronic devices, such as microwave ovens, refrigerators, cellular phones, TV’s, personal computers, gaming devices, etc. Studies have shown that excessive amounts of EM waves may be harmful to the human body, and it is conceivable that such phenomena may cause some illnesses in the body.|
|Oxidization is a process by which materials lose electrons. Bamboo charcoal works as an electron donor. As well as preserving foods, bamboo charcoal skin care products can preserve your skin by preventing oxidization.|
|Water Purifying Power of Microbes|
|A countless number of totally harmless microbes live inside the pores of bamboo charcoal. In the course of water purification, these microbes are capable of decomposing toxic substances like trihalomethane, chlorine, etc. In addition, the purified water becomes like mineral water as many minerals in the charcoal are dissolved.|
|Bamboo charcoal can also be used around the house. Since bamboo charcoal has a high density and is porous, it can be used to soak or release moisture within the house, helping to maintain humidity equilibrium.|
|A Rich Source of Minerals|
|During water purification processes, bamboo charcoal dissolves its rich mineral contents into the water, so the purified water becomes mineral-rich.|