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Metamucil and Bloating

Metamucil and Bloating

  Metamucil side-effects Metamucil is a "fiber laxative that is used to treat occasional constipation or bowel irregularity." It mainly uses psyllium fiber as its core ingredient. Metamucil takes about 12 to 72 hours to work. Unfortunately, bloating is one of metamucil's biggest side effects. This is not surprising considering that metamucil forms a psyllium gel that moves through the digestive system, trapping the waste as it moves down. As the laxative does not work immediately, the substances that are trapped can release gases and cause bloating. Usually it takes several days for the stomach to adjust to the drug and to stop the bloating. Patient Reviews Metamucil...

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Activated Charcoal and IBS

Activated Charcoal and IBS

Overview Some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating and constipation. The use of activated charcoal to treat gas and toxins in the gut is not a new idea. Among its benefits is the ability to "adsorb bacterial toxins and bile acids that may be contributing to symptoms in IBS." While currently activated charcoal is authorized for use as an emergency treatment for poisoning and overdosing, its toxin-clearing properties are believed to also be beneficial for a number of health concerns, from skin infection to intestinal gas and diarrhea. A panel of the European Food...

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