They all absorb water....that's how they work. Diarrhea = too much water because the inflamed colon expells whatever is in there quicker than it gets to stay around and have the water absorbed enough to produce a stool.
When you have diarrhea, adding the supplement tends to absorb the water and help to slow down the amount in the colon...therefore, not as many bms.
It doesn't matter what's on the label...they all work the same way. Some, however, may agree better than others, some may need more than others. Trial and error.
Remember to read the labels....most of them have artificial sweeteners that can cause...well, diarrhea, discomfort, gas, bloating..lol!
I'd suggest the pills or what has less of what might bother you.
And in saying all that...some aren't bothered by artificial sweeteners.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!