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. 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.