What is silicol®gel?
silicol®gel is an oral gel containing colloidal silicic acid for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Taken 3 times a day it helps manage symptoms and provides relief for gastrointestinal discomfort.
Silicic acid is a compound of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements on earth. Products containing silicic acid are widely used to treat gastrointestinal complaints and are an established therapy across much of Europe.
silicol®gel's therapeutic action is due to the large and reactive surface of colloidal silicic acid and its ability to act as an adsorbent. After silicol®gel is swallowed, it forms a protective and soothing coating over the lining of the stomach and intestines. Due to the adsorptive and binding qualities of colloidal silicic acid, it physically attracts and adsorbs irritants, toxins and pathogens.
This renders them harmless so that they can be removed and passed through, as the body empties naturally. Silicic acid can also bind gases and reduce excess acidity.
How to use silicol®gel?
Shake well and take 15ml (1 tablespoonful or 1 sachet) of silicol®gel three times daily, an hour before mealtimes.
silicol®gel may be taken undiluted or diluted (with water). Dilution does not affect efficacy and may improve palatability.
After acute symptoms ease, treatment is recommended for another few days. For chronic conditions, treat for up to four weeks and then take a break to re-assess symptoms.
Due to the large and reactive surface of colloidal silicic acid and its binding capacity, you should take silicol®gel with a gap of at least 1 hour before or after the intake of medicines. Otherwise their effect could be impaired. Please follow on pack advice.
Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Who can use silicol®gel?
silicol®gel is suitable for adults and children over 12 who are suffering from any of the following gastrointestinal disorders -