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Carbon Biotech is committed to understanding the scientific mechanisms behind activated charcoal and is funding studies in America to demonstrate the effectiveness of Black Ice and charcoal for transdermal, external use. Check back in this section for updates on our research. In the meantime, this section will feature existing scientific information on the amazing benefits of activated charcoal.


Oxygen Delivered Directly to Skin by Charcoal

"Charcoal adheres to oxygen, taking it along with it into all its treatment situations. If oxygen is intended to be added to any lesion, such as in diabetic gangrene, one way to deliver oxygen to the tissues directly could be through the application of a generously made charcoal compress. The presence of oxygen on charcoal was discovered in hemoperfusion for temporary artificial liver support." - (Thrash, A. MD & Thrash, C., MD (1988), Charcoal, p. 42)


Black Ice Patches Neutralize Brown Recluse Spider Bite

A 43 year old Hispanic male was bitten by a brown recluse spider while at home. The venom of a brown recluse spider is more toxic than rattlesnake venom. The patient refused conventional medical treatment (antibiotics and steroids) and applied an early prototype of the Black Ice patch on the bite continuously for 10 days with regular icing as well. After that time, there was no scarring, no necrosis, no mark whatsoever to indicate a venomous spider bite. A study of this event and treatment was published in a medical journal found at the link below.


Charcoal Effective Treatment For Endometritis

In 1930, before antibiotics, Dr. Nahmmacher of Germany found a way to treat uterine infections by using what he called “charcoal pencils.” These “pencils” were made by mixing activated charcoal powder with water and starch, which was then poured onto baking sheets, and then baked into a shape of a pencil. These charcoal “pencils” were then used by inserting a few into the uterus of the patient whenever an infection was detected, such as on women who had developed septic endometritis (uterine infection) from illegal abortions.

The charcoal pencil would soften and begin to adsorb bacteria. This resulted in an immediate cessation of odor and a drop in fever in the patient in a matter of days. Once Dr. Nahmmacher began to employ his charcoal pencil therapy, no further patients of his died from uterine infection. In over 90 percent of cases it was unnecessary to insert charcoal pencils more than once. - (Thrash, A. MD & Thrash, C., MD (1988), Charcoal, p. 80)


Effect of Charcoal On Cancer-Causing Substances

"It was shown that the carcinogenicity of p-dimethylaminoazobenzene (azo dye) was almost completely abolished by carbon black (bone charcoal). Only one of seventy-two animals fed azo dye adsorbed onto carbon black developed a hepatoma. Usually almost 100% develop tumors called hepatomas. Charcoal can adsorb other cancer-producing agents such as methylcholanthrine and benzpyrene. These are chemicals which, when applied to the skin, are capable of producing cancer. They can also be effectively adsorbed and inactivated by charcoal. These prominent cancer producing agents are formed when beef steak is grilled because of scorching the fat.

"Administration of carbon black-adsorbed cholanthrene and benzpyrene inhibited their carcinogenesis, making them not at all carcinogenic with charcoal. However, carcinogenicity in the two compounds was restored when olive oil or acetone were allowed to act for weeks or months on the charcoal adsorbed substance before injecting." - (Thrash, A. MD & Thrash, C., MD (1988), Charcoal, p. 41)

AMA Archives of Industrial Health 18:511-520, December 1958

Von Haam, E. and H. L. Titus, et al. Effect of Carbon Blacks on Carcinogenic Compounds. Proceedings of the Society For Experimental Biology and Medicine 98:95-98, 1958