As the name hints, bamboo charcoal is a kind of charcoal made from bamboo. But we can not use every type of bamboo to make bamboo charcoal. They have been made of high mountain Moso bamboo for over three years and burned at a high temperature of nearly 1,000 degrees. Although bamboo charcoal has fine and porous molecules, its texture is very hard, and its adsorption capacity is powerful.

Bamboo charcoal powder

bamboo charcoal powder

Bamboo charcoal grows in a natural environment and absorbs many water-soluble minerals (trace elements). It absorbs potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium.

When bamboo charcoal is smoked at a high temperature, three times more minerals than Bincho charcoal will be dissolved in the bamboo charcoal. So, remember to add a certain amount of edible bamboo charcoal powder to your food.

Food-grade bamboo charcoal powder has a wide range of applications. The related products used include bamboo charcoal bread, bamboo charcoal cheesecake, bamboo charcoal puff, bamboo charcoal biscuit, bamboo charcoal Swiss roll, bamboo charcoal jelly, bamboo charcoal pudding, as well as bamboo charcoal coffee and bamboo charcoal beans.

bamboo charcoal powder

The bamboo charcoal powder contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium, etc. They have the effect of enhancing human immunity.

Charcoal can absorb tiny particles. They have been used for a long time for many applications. According to the publicity of bamboo charcoal food, people are searching for bamboo charcoal’s nutrition and health benefits.

The main benefits of bamboo charcoal

Bamboo charcoal can absorb harmful substances in the human body, purify the toxins in the blood, help the human body digest and excrete, clean the intestines, and detoxify the skin.

Stomach clearing

Bamboo charcoal can clear the intestines and stomach, detoxify, absorb harmful substances and excrete them. It can regulate the unsuitable symptoms caused by diarrhea and inhibit the odor in the stool. 

Bamboo charcoal provides weak acid bacteria in the intestines and reduces harmful bacteria. It provides negative ions, which can inhibit the production of active enzymes, one of the causes of illness.

bamboo charcoal powder

Enhancing human immunity

Bamboo charcoal contains potassium, calcium, sodium, and other nutrients. Enzymes related to immune function in the form of minerals can enhance human immunity.

Detoxification and beauty

You Can use bamboo charcoal to eliminate skin damage, such as dry skin and itching caused by skin allergies or infections.

Can pregnant women eat bamboo charcoal powder?

The main function of bamboo charcoal powder is to absorb toxic substances. It is basically an environmentally friendly item. So, the pregnant mother will basically not have much influence when it is used.

You should notice that the bamboo charcoal powder needs to be replaced after a period of use or exposure to the sun. Otherwise, it will not only fail to adsorb but also emit bad, harmful substances.

The best time to eat bamboo charcoal powder

There is no special time reserved for it. You can use bamboo charcoal at any time.

How to choose or buy bamboo charcoal powder

There is no particular purchase method. But remember to see that the product is within the warranty period.

Put the bamboo charcoal into the water cup and drop two drops of blue ink. Good bamboo charcoal will decompose the ink into clear water in 5 minutes, while poor quality bamboo charcoal cannot decompose the blue ink into clear water.

bamboo charcoal powder

Side effects of bamboo charcoal powder

A common side effect is constipation, so control the amount before taking it.

Theoretically, if bamboo charcoal can play a role in the body, it is limited to the intestines and stomach. 

By contacting food, bamboo charcoal can randomly adsorb various elements in the ionic state of food. 

Relying on bamboo charcoal to clean the intestines may affect the normal absorption of nutrients and even cause malnutrition.


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.