Thursday, May 13, 2010

Review: CharcoCaps

When, thanks to my involvement at the Product Review Place, I was offered the opportunity to review CharcoCaps, I wasn't entirely sure what to think. Activated charcoal in a pill form?  Then I read more, and thought they sounded like a good product for my medicine cabinet. Here's some background information from the CharcoCaps site. 
The activated charcoal in CharcoCaps® Dietary Supplement helps reduce intestinal gas by attracting and condensing the gas molecules into the tiny pores that are created on the surface of the charcoal (which is called adsorbing) once it is activated. These gases are then carried out of the body on the surface of the charcoal. Activated charcoal is a powerful adsorbent that's safe and effective, according to clinical studies. CharcoCaps Dietary Supplement is a natural internal detoxifier commonly used to help cleanse the body of unwanted material and naturally adsorbs the toxins that cause gas and flatulence**.

CharcoCaps® Homeopathic AntiGas Formula stimulates and supports the body's own defenses against intestinal gas. Made from Carbo Vegetabilis (activated charcoal), Lycopodium Clavatum (club moss), Cinchona Officionalis (cinchona bark) and Sulphur, CharcoCaps offers support to the body's own defenses for fast relief of gas discomfort, pressure and bloating.
I generally have a fairly well-behaved stomach. But, I have noticed that on days when I eat foods that are different from what I'm used to, my stomach and intestines are very unhappy with me.  This has been particularly true this past week- between Mother's Day on Sunday, a party Monday night and a special opening night party for Giant Magnet on Tuesday... let's just say that my eating habits have not been ones that I'm proud of.  I woke up Monday morning feeling pretty yucky, and when I saw the box of CharcoCaps sitting on my counter, I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to try them out.

The CharcoCaps come in capsule form and I thought they were very easy to swallow.  I took them and forgot about it. After a short time I realized that I was feeling much less bloated and gassy.  I tried them again the next morning (after another evening of overindulging), with the same good result.  They really made a difference! According to the dosing instructions, CharcoCaps should be taken at mealtimes or at the first sign of discomfort.

You cannot take the capsules within 2 hours of taking any other medication, so if you're on medications taken throughout the day, these are probably not a good solution for you.  Otherwise, I'd really suggest checking CharcoCaps out! You can find lots of information, including where to buy, on the CharcoCaps website.

Disclosure: I received a sample of CharcoCaps to review for myself and was not compensated in any other way. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.