Align is a probiotic supplement manufactured by Procter & Gamble that contains one patented and trademarked probiotic strain, Bifantis, scientifically known as Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) 35624. It is the only product which contains this strain at this time.
This probiotic supplement is marketed to:
Marketing materials say it "is the #1 Gastroenterologist recommended probiotic and the most recommended probiotic by doctors as well".
As of March, 2016, it contains 1 billion CFU at time of manufacture with a minimum level of 10 million CFU until the “best by” date of Bifidobacterium infantis 35624.
Other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, sucrose (sugar) magnesium stearate (flow agent), sodium caseinate (milk allergy alert!), titanium dioxide (color), trisodium citrate dihydrate, propyl gallate (antioxidant preservative), gellan gum (thickener).
Please always read ingredients before taking any supplement!
The manufacturer's recommended dosage is 1 capsule per day for adults.
The pros of this probiotic supplement as I see it are:
The cons of Align as I see it are:
This probiotic supplement can be found at:
Note that pictures of the packages may differ as packages experience updates.
If you would like help determining if this probiotic supplement can help you, consider nutritional consultations with me. Since it contains only one probiotic species, I recommend that if you do try it that you still indulge in:
Thanks to Gary for mentioning this supplement. Please let me know what you think!
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