As most of us who've used CS for a number of years at daily doseings have found, drinking an oz or so a day "seems" to have little noticable effect on intestinal health.
My point of debate is with Mercola site's typical blanket statement and this one re CS and intestinal organisms.
Many of us arent aware of the exact status of our intestinal health in the first place, due to accepted negative symptoms by our culture and society. Intestinal health is more than just our eliminative health it also purports proper neurology proper immune functioning and it's status is often unknowingly affected by accepted supplementation as in the symptom driven non therputic use of fiber, promoting the scouring of organisms from our sm intestine.(Its not uncommon for over weight people to have better intestinal health than thin people, for specific reasons not evident from body shape and size, so it can be often missconsidered).
CS will be in a fluid medium as it enters our GI tract and while, hopefully, discharged as it passes thru its length, it's available destructing abilities on single organisms and thus spreading that destruction via dead organisms being ingested by other organisms in our tract, affecting the colonies status, no matter the medium's dehydration on its passage, but rather the doseage ingested being the importance.
So the fluid bound CS interfacing with bacteria in the small intestine is unavoidable but mainly less of a concern if one's dose is considered because of CS's reletivly medium oxidative ability on that scale.
How much CS bound H2O is left to enter the colon is part of the absorbtion of fluids thru tissue membrane, topic debate.