Christian Poincheval, 65-year-old inventor, from the French village of Gesvres, has become a famous person around the world, because of his incredible creation, a pill that makes the farts smell nice. The pills are available at his website pilulepet.com.
Christian goes even further, by offering a variety of different scents, such as chocolate, ginger, specific herbs, flowers, and spices. But not only for people, the website even offers fart-reducing powder for pets.
In the interview for the Telegraph he told that his idea was born out in 2006 while after the meal at a restaurant with a few friends, all groups had a gas attack. As that led to an embarrassing situation, he started to think about the creation that will be useful for people as well as for the pets.
“Our farts were so smelly after the copious meal, we nearly suffocated. The people at the table next to us were not happy. Something had to be done.”
He started his project quickly stumbling upon a rather obvious solution. His starting point was the food they ate at the restaurant. The members of the group ate vegetarian food, so they noticed that their gas smelts like vegetables they ate, such as the odor from a cow pat and other smells associated with eaten vegetables.
However, when they started eating meat, the smell of the gassiness became much unpleasant. That forced him to invent something that made them smell nicer, so it will save people from potentially embarrassing situations.
He also paid the attention to create the pills who are healthy and at the same time to reduce intestinal gas and bloating. He managed to achieve his goals by including ingredients like vegetable coal, seaweed, fennel, bilberry, plant resin, and cacao zest.
Christian mentions that the pills are often bought as joke presents during holidays, which is not bad, but, according to him it is not why they are created to help people in solving the problem and avoiding embarrassing situations.
Because he has all sorts of customers, from those who have problems with gassiness and bloating to those who are buying them for a joke, which is particularly present during the Christmas time.
About this product, you can read on the above-mentioned website, where you can find that it is the result of lengthy trials and research and it is on sale since 2007. The offered fragrant alternatives can be a drop of humor for any occasion. According to the numerous returning customers, which is the best proof of the pill’s effectiveness, they are inspired to improve their production.
However, some people who experimented with the pills, including a Buzzfeed writer, found that they caused discomfort in her stomach, constipation, and other small, temporary digestive problems. She also reported that most people didn’t seem to smell anything.
According to the journalist, the pills failed if the results are only the fart’s smell. She didn’t feel any smell and is suspicious that it was a placebo effect, and maybe her mind was tricking her body into passing less stinky gas.
She, also added that she would take these pills because there isn’t any harm in taking them. However, she disagrees by taking 6 pills after every meal, because it deters her. She also warns about ingesting the activated charcoal for more than 10 days.
The product is affordable on the website pilulepet.com, and a 60 pack of pills costs about $23.