Activated charcoal itself is not absorbed by the intestine. Instead- it travels through the digestive system binding with and adsorbing cholesterol- toxins and other wastes and helps in their elimination from the body. Due to its great inner surface it can adsorb almost anything it contacts. Studies have shown that activated charcoal significantly reduces symptoms of bloating and abdominal cramps attributable to gaseousness. It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome- flatulence and diarrhoea. Sona Activated Charcoal capsules incorporate the benefits of activated charcoal and Fructooligosaccharides (FOS- a prebiotic) to provide natural support to sustain a healthy digestive system.