skip to main content

Vitacost Activated Charcoal -- 260 mg - 90 Capsules

Vitacost Activated Charcoal
  • Our price: $5.99

    $0.07 per serving

  • +

Added to My List as a guest.

Your guest list will be saved temporarily during your shopping session.

Sign in to add items to your saved list(s).

1 item added to your list

Vitacost Activated Charcoal -- 260 mg - 90 Capsules

Oops! Something went wrong and we were unable to process your request. Please try again.

Buy one, get one 50% off until 7/22 at 7:00 a.m. ET. No promo code needed. Same item, Same size

Save 20% off Code CYBERSUPPS Ends: 7/18 at 9 a.m. ET

Vitacost Activated Charcoal Description

High-quality activated charcoal in easy-to-swallow capsule form. Natural absorbent agent.

What is Activated Charcoal?


Activated Charcoal is a high-quality charcoal powder in easy-to-take capsule form.


Activated charcoal is a safe-for-consumption type of charcoal that has been specially treated with oxygen, resulting in a fine powder with absorbent properties. Besides being used as a supplement, activated charcoal is often used in the same way as baking soda to absorb unwanted odors.


Vitacost® Activated Charcoal is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies 260 mg of activated charcoal per single-capsule serving
  • Contains 90 servings per bottle
  • Quality supplement at a great price

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.


About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at®.


As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily as needed, or as directed by a healthcare professional. May be taken between or after meals.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Activated Charcoal260 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin and vegetable magnesium stearate.

This supplement is not intended as a treatment for accidental poisoning. It is not intended for long-term use. Activated charcoal may interact with or reduce the effectiveness of certain medications, such as birth control, drugs for blood pressure and syrup of ipecac. Alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of activated charcoal. Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics and people with known medical conditions (including gastrointestinal blockage) and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking this supplement. May temporarily darken the stool. Keep out of reach of children.

The product you receive may contain additional details or differ from what is shown on this page, or the product may have additional information revealed by partially peeling back the label. We recommend you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
View printable version Print Page

Why Am I so Bloated? Consider These Common Causes & Solutions.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bloating is a common digestive discomfort that many people experience at some point in their lives. It is characterized by a feeling of fullness, tightness and discomfort in the abdomen. While bloating is usually temporary and harmless, it can be bothersome and impact an individual’s quality of life if the problem is persistent. If you find you’re constantly asking yourself, “Why am I so bloated?” keep reading to find the possible answers.

A Man Sitting on a Couch Bends Over, Clutching His Stomach, Representing the Question, "Why Am I So Bloated?"

Why Am I so Bloated? 5 Causes to Consider

Bloating occurs when there is an excessive buildup of gas in the digestive system, causing the abdomen to feel distended and uncomfortable. Several factors contribute to this condition:

1. Digestion problems

Inadequate digestion of certain carbohydrates, such as lactose (found in dairy products) and fructose (found in fruits and some sweeteners), can lead to bloating. This is due to the inability of the body to break down these substances efficiently, causing fermentation by gut bacteria and the production of gas.

2. Swallowing air

When we eat or drink too quickly, smoke, wear poorly fitting dentures, chew gum or drink carbonated beverages, air can accidentally be swallowed. This excess air can accumulate in the digestive tract, leading to bloating.

3. Overeating

Consuming large portions of food in one sitting can overload the digestive system, causing it to work harder and potentially result in bloating.

4. Food intolerances

Some individuals have food intolerances, such as with gluten or lactose. When these foods are consumed, they can trigger an inflammatory response in the gut, leading to bloating.

5. Gastrointestinal disorders

Certain gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), are often associated with bloating. These conditions affect the normal functioning of the digestive system leading to an increased likelihood of bloating episodes.

How to Beat the Bloat: 7 Solutions to Try

Fortunately, several strategies can provide relief from bloating and promote better digestive health. Here are some effective methods to consider:

1. Identify and avoid trigger foods

Keep a food journal to identify specific foods that consistently trigger bloating or discomfort. Common culprits include beans, lentils, broccoli, cabbage, onions, dairy products and artificial sweeteners. Adjusting the times you eat and decreasing serving sizes of trigger foods can help reduce bloating.

2. Eat smaller, more frequent meals

Instead of consuming large meals, try eating smaller more frequent meals throughout the day. This approach can aid digestion and prevent overloading the digestive system.

3. Slow down while eating

Practice mindful eating by taking your time to chew food thoroughly. Avoid rushing through meals, as eating too quickly can lead to swallowing excess air, which contributes to bloating.

4. Be mindful of carbonated beverages

Carbonated beverages, including sodas, sparkling water, and beer, can introduce additional gas into the digestive system. Opt for non-carbonated alternatives or drink in moderation to minimize bloating.

5. Stay hydrated

Drinking adequate amounts of water during the day helps prevent constipation, which can contribute to bloating. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily and limit the intake of dehydrating beverages such as alcohol and caffeine.

6. Exercise regularly

Physical activity promotes better digestion by stimulating bowel movements and reducing bloating. Engaging in activities such as walking, cycling or yoga can be beneficial for alleviating bloating symptoms.

7. Try over-the-counter remedies

There are several over-the-counter products available that can help provide relief from bloating. It’s always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before trying any new medications or supplements. Here are some commonly used over-the-counter options:
  • Simethicone: Simethicone is an over-the-counter medication that helps break down gas bubbles in the digestive tract. It can be found in various forms, such as tablets, chewables or liquid drops. Simethicone works by reducing the surface tension of gas bubbles, making them easier to pass and reducing bloating and discomfort.
  • Digestive enzymes: Digestive enzyme supplements contain enzymes that help break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the digestive system. They may help support digestion and ease bloating, especially if bloating is caused by poor digestion of certain foods.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that may help support gut health and digestion. They are available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, powders and fermented foods. Probiotics work by helping to restore balance of gut bacteria, which may help alleviate bloating associated with an imbalance in healthy gut microbiota.
  • Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal is a natural substance that may help absorb gas in the digestive system, potentially helping with bloating. It is available in capsule or powder form. However, it’s important to note that activated charcoal can also absorb medications and nutrients, so it’s best to take it separately from other supplements or medications.
  • Antacids: Some antacids, typically used for relieving heartburn or acid reflux, may also help with bloating caused by excess stomach acid. They work by neutralizing the acid in the stomach, which can reduce gas and bloating symptoms. Look for antacids containing ingredients such as calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide or aluminum hydroxide.
Remember, it’s important to read and follow the instructions on the product labels and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any underlying health conditions or if your symptoms persist or worsen. Please note that the effectiveness of these over-the-counter products may vary depending on the individual and underlying cause of bloating. It’s always advisable to consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice and recommendations based on your specific needs. Bloating is a common condition that can be caused by various factors. While occasional bloating is normal, chronic or severe boating should be addressed. By implementing dietary and lifestyle modifications it is possible to find relief from bloating and improve overall digestive health. If symptoms persist or worsen, seeking medical advice is crucial for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="168575" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1693593987215{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="168576" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1693594003295{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="168577" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1693594017646{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Vitacost is not responsible for the content provided in customer ratings and reviews. For more information, visit our Terms of Use.

Sign Up & Save

Get exclusive offers, free shipping events, expert health tips & more by signing up for our promotional emails.

  • Instant Online Service
  • 1-800-381-0759

    Monday-Friday 8am-9pm EST

    Saturday: 9:30am-6pm EST

    Sunday: Closed

USA Today Americas Customer Service Champions 20204
Please enter a valid zip code