Eli5: How does medicine like gas-x help eliminate gas in our body.

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Eli5: How does medicine like gas-x help eliminate gas in our body.

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Simethicone (the active ingredient) encourages a very large number of very small bubbles (which are hard for the body to expel) to combine into a smaller number of large bubbles (which are easy to fart out).

So, Gas-X doesn’t stop you from farting — it actually makes it easier. Its primary purpose is to relieve the bloating/pressure/pain that gas can cause.