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How do anti-gas pills work, and what's the best way to use them?

 

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Anti-gas pills work by decreasing the amount of gas bubbles that are in your stomach and your intestine. They try to help them dissolve, so therefore, you might belch or burp. But that's an easy way of getting rid of it. They are completely safe, the products that are on the market, such as Mylicon or GasEx, they are okay to be taken. Usually I tell people to take it on an empty stomach, so therefore it's in your system already. And therefore, before you have a meal, so if the meal causes some excess gas.

It'll already be in your system to help dissolve it.

Modifying your diet though is probably the best way to avoid things like having gas. So, you want to look at the way you are eating, see if they are really gassy foods, things like beans or some people who are lactose intolerant also have more gas than others. And at that case, they could take like lactate, which is a supplement that will help reduce that possibility.

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