I purchased this to carry me over until i purchase a larger amount of AC. My son caught a bug in school and had been down for 3 days. Nothing that i usually give him to assault bugs he picksup from school worked. My friend reminded me of AC and i got this brand. My son had aches and pains all over his body and he had a really bad sore throat, so much so that he could barely swallow water and it made him snore at night. I gave him 2 tablespoons (he's almost 6'3 @15) and i mixed some charcoal with organic honey to help coat his throat. In about 3 hours my son told me he went to brush his teeth and when he brushed the back of his tongue a large chuck of brown mucus mixed with tinges of blood dislodged from his throat, and hes been gargling and more mucus bits are coming out. I gave him vitamin c, oregano oil, rubbed with eucalyptus rub on his neck and undet his chin, glutathione and though those thing may have helped but i didn't see radical changes until hours after he took this charcoal. Since the mucus started moving he looks and feels better. This charcoal is powerful.