A friend of mine swears by this stuff, Equalactin, its actually a laxative, but on the box it clearly says its for Nervous stomach and used for IBS to restore the water balance in the bowels to combat both loose bowels and constipation.
She said she was at the state of constant dirreaha and her Gastro dr. recommended it, take 1, 2xs a day for two weeks then back down to 1 day for a week then only when she gets nervous tummy or going out to eat. She started thriving and went back up from 100 lbs to her normal 115 in those three weeks.
I know her well so I know it worked for her, but wondering if anyone else has tried it and had positive results?
(it appears to be mostly calcium)
Edit: Question: so what does the active ingredient do that makes it work both ways? 625mg calcium polycarbonphil
asked byKelly_3 (8767)
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on June 19, 2012
at 02:47 PM
It's just a form of soluble fiber. It works both ways because it acts like a sponge in your intestines. Either retaining water (if you're constipated) or absborbing water (if you tend to have diarrhea).
Before I went gluten-free and my intestines were all out of whack, I took a generic equivalent. It was the only fiber supplement that seemed to help a little and not make my ibs worse.