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Activated Charcoal Capsules

Helps reduce the build-up of intestinal gas

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Key features

  • Traps unwanted chemicals in the body
  • Helps combat build up of excess gas
  • Pure, steam activated capsules
  • Vegan source charcoal
Vegetarian
Vegan
Pregnancy Friendly
Activated Charcoal capsule view
Capsule Size
23mm x 8mm capsule
  • Description
  • Product Information
  • Feefo Reviews Reviews

Activated charcoal is used to help reduce excessive flatulence/intestinal gas after eating.

Activated charcoal has been created solely for human use. It’s important to realise that activated charcoal is not the same as charcoal used in your barbecue! Barbecue charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals, and should never be consumed. Activated charcoal is a manufactured product - you cannot find it naturally in foods.

How does it work?

Activated charcoal is very micro-porous, it is produced to have a very fine particle size. Just 1000mg (1g) has a surface area anywhere between 500m2 and 1000m2. The small pores increase the surface area available for adsorption (this is different from absorption). 

  • Adsorption is a process in which atoms and molecules attach themselves onto a solid or liquid surface. In other words, the toxic substance attaches to the surface of the charcoal. 
  • Absorption occurs when a substance passes into or through a substance, like water passing into a sponge.

In the case of excess intestinal gas, the charcoal works by adsorbing gas in the digestive system. Because charcoal is not digested, it stays inside the gastrointestinal system and the toxins it has adsorbed are then eliminated when you next have a bowel movement.

In addition to adsorption of toxins, activated charcoal may also adsorb food nutrients, vitamins, and minerals therefore you should avoid consuming this in excess every day. Because the charcoal is not absorbed by the body, there is no evidence to suggest that activated charcoal should not be used during pregnancy or breast feeding. Charcoal capsules may not be suitable for you if you are currently taking other medication. This is because the charcoal might adsorb the medication and make it less effective.

Nutritional Information
Three capsules typically provide 1000mg of vegan-source, steam-activated charcoal.
Allergen Advice
Ingredients containing allergens are highlighted in bold in the ingredients list. 
List of Ingredients
Activated Vegetarian Charcoal, Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate.
Dosage / Suggested Intake

Swallow three capsules 30 minutes before your meal, then three capsules shortly after your meal. To avoid constipation take with plenty of water.

Activated Charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating. The beneficial effect is obtained with 1g which should be taken at least 30 minutes before and 1g shortly after the meal.


Legal Category
Food Supplement with Activated Charcoal
P1249-150407

JV268

Customer Reviews for Activated Charcoal

The views expressed below are the personal opinion of Just Vitamins customers. Just Vitamins does not endorse these views, nor should they be regarded as health claims or medical advice. All reviews are collected and verified as genuine by a 3rd party called Feefo.

Overall product rating 9.8 / 10 - 9 customers have independently reviewed and recommend Activated Charcoal from 9 reviews
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Really good customer service when I rang up to enquire about the vitamins available and timely delivery. Also competitive prices.
Quick delivery,thanks
Fast excellent service
Sent quickly and very effective results.
Service rating: Very quick, delivery as promised
Product: Occasionally suffer from stomach pains, your supplement does the trick.
The service I have experienced has always been excellent prompt delivery and courteous and friendly to speak to.
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Product: very useful product worked well
Good selection of products. Reasonable prices. Quick delivery. Would buy from them again.
No parcel to be collected,Good idea,Reasonable postage too!.
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