Everyone passes Gas & a CharcoCaps Gas

Update 11/19 – moushka won the package of CharcoCaps since she was the only commenter! Congrats to you!

If soaring gas prices are leaving you in pain, relief is on its way. The makers of CharcoCaps Homeopathic AntiGas Formula can help by not only taking the gas pains out of your stomach, but out of your wallet, too. Each month (while supplies last), a lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a $100 pre-paid gas card by taking the Gas Etiquette Quiz.

While it is natural to pass gas an average of 14 times per day, some do it with more grace than others. By completing the quiz, not only will you be entered to win the pre-paid gas card, you will also see how your gas etiquette compares to others. You might think you’re Ms. Manners when it comes to flatulence, but in reality, you may be more likely to blame the dog.

Daily flatulence is a normal and necessary part of life. In fact, the average person passes gas about 14 times per day (the human body produces one to three pints daily). However, some experience gas more than others, so here are some recommendations from gastroenterologist Patricia Raymond, MD on how to minimize it:

Keep a gas diary: If gas has become more than just an occasional nuisance, try to determine if your gas is related to a particular food by noting the volume of gas within six hours of your last meal. It takes about a full six hours for portions of a meal to be released as gas, so if you have a particularly gassy sensation, it might not be that snack you just ate, but the meal you had earlier in the day. If you find that you are gassy, note all items in your last several meals to crosscheck against other meal periods where you experience gas.

Determine odor: Non-smelling flatulence results from swallowed air, which is symptomatic of chewing gum, drinking through straws, sucking on hard candies or nervousness, rather than something you’ve eaten. Foul-smelling flatulence is related to the breakdown of actual foods as they go through the intestinal tract. If nutrients are poorly absorbed, they ‘feed’ bacteria in the gut, which then produces the smelly flatulence.

Deactivate gas fast: Dr. Raymond suggests taking CharcoCaps® Homeopathic Formula products as a natural and safe way to relieve gas/flatulence. The activated charcoal/carbo vegetabilis in CharcoCaps is commonly used by people suffering from gas discomfort, pressure and bloating, since it serves to adsorb the gas, reducing both the gas and its smell.

Certain foods in moderation: Certain foods have a higher propensity to produce gas, since they are poorly absorbed by individuals, while others cause gas in just about everyone. They include beans, cabbage, onions, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and corn; fruits such as pears, apples, prunes and peaches; whole grain products and oats; milk, ice cream and cheese; and carbonated drinks, fruit juices and alcohol.

Slow on fiber: If your physician recommends that you increase your fiber intake, do this slowly. Fiber breaks down in the intestines and causes gas.

Walk it off: Instead of keeping still after a meal, get moving: take a post-dinner stroll, do some chores around the house, or walk the dog. Not only is this a nice excuse for a bit of exercise, but it will keep your body moving and gas flowing.

Consult your doctor: If excessive or malodorous gas persists, see a doctor. What’s making your belly bloat might not be gas, but a symptom of an underlying condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, pancreatic insufficiency or lactose intolerance. A gastroenterologist can make these determinations and prescribe proper diet and/or medication.

Even the President passes wind!: If you think you are gassy, you are not alone. Everybody – including every celebrity, politician, model and


CharcoCaps Homeopathic AntiGas Formula, an over-the-counter product that contains Carbo Vegetabilis (activated charcoal), as well as additional homeopathic ingredients, is doctor-recommended to help stimulate and support the body’s own defense system against the discomfort of intestinal gas and the embarrassing/uncomfortable symptoms associated with it while aiding in the fast relief of gas. When CharcoCaps is taken before and after a meal, intestinal gas is reduced.

You can purchase CharcoCaps for about $6.99 for a container of 36 easy-to-swallow capsules; available in mass market retailers, drug stores and supermarkets nationwide.

To enter the CharcoCaps monthly giveaway, visit www.charcocaps.com and take the Gas Etiquette Quiz.

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To enter leave a comment below with something you learned from the CharcoCaps site or another tip you have for gas prevention!

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    Activated charcoal, is a natural internal detoxifier commonly used to help cleanse the body of unwanted materials, and also adsorbs the toxins in the intestinal tract, which will reduce gas and odor naturally.

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