What Is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is very different from the charcoal that is commonly used for barbeques. It is made from a range of natural materials and is used in both conventional and alternative medicine as a means of dealing with toxins. Activated charcoal has the ability to trap unwanted chemicals in the body, preventing their absorption and helping to facilitate their removal.
How Does Activated Charcoal Work?
Although activated charcoal is widely referred to as an absorbent, the mechanism behind its activity in the body is actually a process known as adsorption. During adsorption, gases adhere to the surface of a solid or a liquid to form a thin layer of molecules. The surface of activated charcoal is covered in tiny pores, which are created through a specialised heat-treatment process. This porous surface has a negative charge that attracts the positively charged particles found in the excess gas that sometimes accumulates in the digestive system.
Who Can Benefit from Taking an Activated Charcoal Supplement?
Activated charcoal capsules are popular with people who are looking to target issues such as excessive flatulence. Following ingestion, activated charcoal works to absorb the gas that is sometimes produced after eating a meal.
The results of a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology provides evidence to support the efficacy of activated charcoal. The researchers that carried out the experiment concluded that activated charcoal can help prevent excessive intestinal gas following a typical gas-producing meal. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), activated charcoal contributes to the reduction of excessive flatulence after eating. The beneficial effect of activated charcoal is obtained with 1g which should be taken at least 30 minutes before and 1g shortly after the meal.
Why Choose Simply Supplements Activated Charcoal Capsules?
Activated charcoal is an effective solution to flatulence and excessive intestinal gas accumulation that is supported by evidence. The Easygest capsules provide a convenient method of ingesting activated charcoal that doesn’t turn a person’s mouth black. The Simply Supplements nutrition team decided to add Activated Charcoal 300mg to the product range after considerable research and development. It has been formulated to provide optimal levels of the active ingredient and is manufactured by the supplier to the stringent standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
The auditing of all raw materials allows us to trace ingredients right back to their source, and strict quality control procedures ensure the absence of contaminants while supporting the consistent delivery of the specified amount of activated charcoal. All Simply Supplements products are manufactured in the UK, and should you have any queries, our customer service and nutrition advice teams are more than happy to deal with your enquiry.
Nutritional Information Each capsule contains: Per capsule % NRV Activated Charcoal 300mg - NRV = Nutrient Reference Value (previously referred to as RDA) µg = Microgramme, mg = Milligram, IU = International Units
Ingredients: Activated Charcoal, Bulking Agent (Dicalcium Phosphate), Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silica).
Take two capsules up to three times a day.
Capsule Size: Length 21.4mm, Width 7.66mm.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription medication or under medical supervision, it is advisable to consult a GP prior to taking any supplements. Discontinue use and consult a GP if adverse reactions occur. Do not exceed stated dose. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from children at all times. Do not use if seal under cap is broken. Suitable for vegans. Always read the label before use.