Coal-Conut™ is the finest 100% Natural Food Grade Coconut Shell Activated Charcoal available anywhere. This Ultra-Fine powder offers a much finer feel, virtually eliminating the gritty texture experienced with all other types of charcoals, velvety smooth when mixed with water. Its texture is like fine, soft talcum powder. Activated charcoal is normal charcoal that has been heated in the presence of steam so as to increase its adsorptive properties, creating pores which can help 'adsorb' chemicals. It has a wide range of uses, including odor control, air and vapor filtration, water purification, soil remediation, precious metal recovery, as well as health and beauty products, making it one of the most incredibly versatile products you'll ever encounter. Activated charcoal works through the principle mechanism of Adsorption* (not to be confused with absorption). It acts by electrostatically binding molecules to the surfaces of the charcoal particle. One teaspoon of activated charcoal powder (about 3.3gms) has about the same surface area as a football field. This expansive surface area translates into a tremendous potential to adsorb* large amounts of gases, toxins, poisons, or pollutants. The positive effects of charcoal as a remedy are well documented and Charcoal has no known poisonous side effects. Charcoal has been found more than capable of disarming the lethal properties of thousands of man-made pollutants. Charcoal is just as modern today, as it was four thousand years ago, just as universal, just as versatile, and just as powerful. Experiment with and appreciate its many uses and benefits! *adsorb/adsorption - technically, a surface-based adhesion of atoms, ions, molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid, as distinguished from absorption which involves the entire volume of the material. To put it into simple terms - when you eat a banana cream pie you absorb it; when you get a banana cream pie thrown in your face you adsorb it.