I stopped taking the charcoal a few days after I started Odor Cleanse. Didn't think I would need them and wanted to know if the extract worked by itself.
The fecal smell was gone months before I started Odor Cleanse because I had done the Cleanse Smart and Floressence Essiac.
Never had breath problem unless I didn't floss one day. My problem was strong body odour and it dissipated a little each week. Week 5 was a major turning point. I realized it was all gone. My room and my clothes smelled clean. No one was sniffing or holding their breath around me anymore.
But I do notice that I really still need 525mg per meal. I have experimented as you know with 6 capsules after lunch instead of 7. Now I think I need the 7 and am sticking to it. It's just a minor smell of food that I notice coming through my pores, maybe not offensive. 525mg takes care of it. 450mg does not.
If your breath is improving that's fantastic. It is starting to work. Don't give up. It's just going to take time. Take magnesium or something herbal to keep the bowels emptying each day. And Garden of Life Omega Zyme really helps the scrape the old feces off the lining of the gut. It will take several weeks for the mushroom extract to get at this stuff so any help moving it out is going to help.