Takesumi or carbonized bamboo is well known in Japan but is just now becoming well known in the US. To put it simply- it is derived from bamboo that is carbonized under very specific conditions. Most of the literature on it is from the orient and a little hard to decipher. Many physicians have reported it working against heavy metal toxicity, chemicals, and often food sensitivities. We look at it as a supreme detoxifi cation product. It also appears to adsorb mycotoxins and endotoxins (and other biotoxins) from various organisms, take a load off the liver and kidneys and thus act in an anti-aging fashion. It is also reported to adsorb radiation (radon, nuclear, etc.). Many of the lyme literate physicians use it as part of their protocols.
Because of the porous nature of the bamboo, it is an amazing absorber (up to 10x more so than wood treated similarly, according to many sources). Research from Japan claims it emits far infrared rays (thus improving circulation) as well as negative ions and shields the body from EMF’s. It also is a natural source of minerals (macro and trace) and is reported to be alkalizing.