Can Silicolgel be taken with prescribed & Over the Counter (OTC) medicines?
Yes, you can take Silicolgel with a gap of at least 1 hour before or after the intake of medicines.
What is the standard dosage for adults?
1 tablespoonful (15ml) three times daily an hour before meals.
Can Silicolgel be taken by children?
Please seek medical advice before use by children under 12.
Can Silicolgel be diluted?
Yes, it can be taken either undiluted or diluted (with water). Diluting does not reduce its effect.
Can Silicolgel be taken long-term?
Yes, we recommend using for 4 weeks followed by a break of between 4 to 7 days. This provides an opportunity to check that symptoms have settled which may indeed reduce the need to take Silicolgel as frequently. Start using Silicolgel for another 4 weeks and repeat the break.
What are the ingredients?
3.5g Silicon Dioxide in 100ml Silicic Acid gel. Preservatives: Sorbic Acid (E200) & Sodium Benzoate (E211).
What is the difference between adsorption and absorption?
The particles in Silicolgel adsorb, as opposed to absorb. Adsorption is the accumulation of molecular species at the surface rather than in the bulk of the solid or liquid.
Should I store Silicolgel in the fridge?
No, Silicolgel should not be refrigerated.
After opening how long can I use a bottle of Silicolgel for?
The bottle can be used for up to 3 months after first opening.
Should I shake the bottle before use?
What should I do if my symptoms have not reduced after 3 days?
Consult a Medical Doctor.
Is Silicolgel suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians?
Silicolgel does not contain any ingredients of an animal source or of products produced from animals. Therefore, Silicolgel is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Can Silicolgel be taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?
We recommend you consult your doctor before using Silicolgel when either pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does Silicolgel remove nutrients and good bacteria?
Silicolgel does not remove nutrients and "good bacteria". It binds and removes toxic matter (bacteria) which, under normal circumstances, shouldn't be present in the gastrointestinal tract. In a comprehensive study (King et al.,1956), it showed that digestive enzymes of the gastrointestinal tracts such as amylase, pancreas-lipase, trypsin, pepsin, etc. are not deactivated by the adsorption of silicic acid.
I have a nut allergy. Can I take Silicolgel?
Yes, Silicolgel is allergen free.
I have a gluten allergy. Can I take Silicolgel?
Yes, Silicolgel is gluten free.
I have Crohn’s Disease. Can I take Silicolgel?
Yes, Silicolgel is suitable for those suffering from Crohns Disease.
I have Ulcerative Colitis. Can I take Silicolgel?
Yes, Silicolgel is suitable for those suffering from Ulcerative Colitis.
Is Silicolgel a natural product?
Yes, Silicolgel contains silicic acid which is a compound of the mineral substance silicon and oxygen in a colloidal (highly dispersable) and hydrated form. Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, after Oxygen. It is found in nature as silicon dioxide and in the hydrated or aqueous form as silicic acid.
How do you take Silicolgel?
We recommend that users start by taking Silicolgel 3 times daily (15ml). It is best taken an hour before food and can be mixed in a glass with some water. There is no taste, however the texture is a little chalky – mixing with water removes this texture.
How long before a meal should it be taken?
You should take Silicolgel one hour before meals for maximum benefit
Is there any risk to taking silicolgel less than an hour before meals?
The reason for the one hour gap is to avoid any chance of the Silicolgel particles interfering with the adsorption of any nutrients from food. So, there would be no risk to the effectiveness of Silicolgel, however a very slight risk that some nutrients from your meal may be bound, rather than absorbed into the body. So the longer the gap, the lesser the risk.
How long does Silicolgel remain in the gut?
The Silicolgel particles remain in the gut for up to an hour. Please be assured that drinking will not wash away the particles. It is absolutely fine to leave eating longer than an hour, the one hour guidance is to avoid the very slight chance that the particles may interpret some of the food nutrients as toxins. This is unlikely, however the gap of an hour eliminates any chance of this happening. The same rule applies to the taking of medicines.
Can Silicolgel help with constipation?
Silicolgel can help with IBS related constipation, when the constipation is caused by toxins in the gut. The silicolgel particles adsorb and remove toxins and irritants thus helping resolve the issue. Where the constipation is related to dehydration, however, taking Silicolgel is not always helpful. We always recommend those suffering from constipation to increase their water intake sufficiently if they decide to take Silicolgel.
Does this just alleviate the symptoms temporarily or if it is known to effect a cure?
Silicolgel treats and manages gastrointestinal symptoms. It works by adsorbing toxins, irritants and pathogens in the gut and removing these safely from the body. The effect is designed to work in the short term, however the removal of these irritants may have a long term effect in some users (very much depending in what the toxins are and why they are being produced in the body). Please rest assured that there is no rebound effect when you stop using Silicolgel.
Silicolgel is a certified Medical Device to treat the symptoms; heartburn, reflux, vomiting and the IBS symptoms: nausea, flatulence, stomach ache, bowel discomfort and diarrhoea. As such it has passed rigorous safety and quality tests for this purpose. There are also clinical studies and significant banks of literature evidence to support Silicolgel’s efficacy. Most importantly we sell over 200,000 bottles annually in the UK alone and have a strong following of loyal customers.
Silicolgel works by adsorbing toxins, irritants and pathogens in the gut and removing these safely from the body. The key ingredient, silicic acid is natural and there are no noted side effects from use.