Align: The Probiotic Supplement with Bifantis

Align probiotics contain Bifantis

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:

  • Fortify your digestive system with a unique healthy bacteria 24/7
  • Promote & Support a healthy digestive system
  • Maintain digestive balance

Marketing materials say it "is the #1 Gastroenterologist recommended probiotic and the most recommended probiotic by doctors as well".

What Are The Ingredients in This Probiotic Supplement?

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!

What is the Recommended Dosage of Align?

The manufacturer's recommended dosage is 1 capsule per day for adults.

The Pros of Align as I See It

The pros of this probiotic supplement as I see it are:

  • Contains a well-researched probiotic strain
  • Packaged in blister packs for probiotic protection
  • Package says to store it a room temperature
  • Dosage is one capsule per day
  • Freeze-dried culture
  • Listed as gluten-free
  • 60-Day money-back guarantee
  • Manufactured in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

The Cons of Align as I See It

The cons of Align as I see it are:

  • Contains only one probiotic organism, so its benefits are limited. However, those benefits can be significant if you suffer from any of the issues this product may be able to address.
  • Contains a small number of probiotic organisms; however, for the conditions it helps, the small number may be sufficient.
  • Contains milk protein and may contain traces of lactose, so it is not dairy-free
  • Contains an undisclosed amount of sugar, presumably low but unknown.
  • Contains additional additives, such as titanium dioxide. One of those additives, propyl gallate, is used to preserve fats and oils from oxidation. It is a known estrogen antagonist, meaning it acts against estrogen, but the US and Canada agencies say it is safe in typically-used quantities. The EU classifies it as toxic or harmful (only for products for use around the mouth, such as the lips). For more information, see the Environmental Working Group website.
  • The 1 billion CFU is at the time of manufacture so you don't know how much you are consuming at the time you take it.

Where to Purchase Align?

This probiotic supplement can be found at:

Note that pictures of the packages may differ as packages experience updates.

Is Align the Probiotic Supplement for YOU?

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!

Other Probiotic Supplement Reviews

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