Approx $11.90 USD
Charco for intestinal gasEACH CAPSULE OF CHARCOCAPS CONTAINS 200mg OF ACTIVATED VEGETABLE CHARCOAL
Warning: Charcocaps may sometimes cause darkening of the faeces and may interfere with the absorption of other medicines. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Charcocaps should be used with caution in children since activated charcoal may interfere with absorption of nutrients. Not recommended for long term use. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Charcocaps does not contain artificial flavours, gluten or salt.
Activated charcoal is made from peat (decomposed vegetable matter) and coconuts, which are specially treated at high temperature. When seen under a microscope, activated charcoal has many small chambers that create an extensive surface area. These chambers are able to trap the molecules of most toxic substances. This is why charcoal is widely used in air and water filters.
Charcoal works by a process called adsorption. This means that charcoal collects substances on the surface. (This is different from absorption, which means to incorporate or assimilate a substance). Charcoal is an inert material, which passes through the intestines without being absorbed into the body. It absorbs gases and thereby helps relieve flatulence, fullness and bloating.