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 detoxification product. It also appears to adsorb mycotoxins and endotoxins (and other bio-toxins) 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.