I always have a bottle of this in the cupboard. In fact I take a couple of tablets with me when I go out for dinner in a small container as well. I have leaky gut syndrome and a lot of foods cause me trouble. Mostly I avoid them but often when you are out it is difficult to do so. I can rely on this Charcoal to settle my stomach down. Also when my son was young, he developed an intolerance to wheat. Before we had worked out what it was that was causing him such terrible stomach pains, I found the only cure was Charcoal Tablets. After he took two of them, the pain dissipated within about 10 minutes. It has really worked wonders when we needed it.