Does Gas-X Really Work?
Gas-X is an over-the-counter product that is said to relieve the symptoms and discomfort of excessive gastro-intestinal gas evolution. Gas is commonly caused by over activity of microorganisms causing anaerobic respiration inside the stomach. The byproducts of such processes could be carbon dioxide gas (CO2) or methane for gases directly evolved in the lower digestive tracts. The product claims to contain Simethicone, an antacid compound, as its active ingredient. Generally available in different variants, forms and brand name, Simethicone in Gas-X as advertised by the company is packaged on three different forms. The first is softgel, second one is on dry chewable form, and the third is on thin strip which is a first for the Gas-x variant of Simethicone they added. As for effectiveness, the manufacturer promises relief from symptoms like general discomfort, bloating, excessive flatulence and frequent burping.