align probiotics

Align Probiotic is a dietary supplement used to improve digestive health. It features the special B. infantis strain which has been studied extensively and proven to have beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal system.

A detail review of this product is given below:

Nature:

It is a probiotic supplement consisting of a single bacterial strain, Bifidobacterium Infantis 35624. This product is unique because no other probiotic supplement features this strain, not even store brands.

This supplement contains milk which could be a problem for individuals suffering from lactose intolerance.

Price (4/5):

Align Probiotic is available at a price of $34.82 for 56 capsules. So each daily serving costs $0.62 as the recommended dosage is one capsule/ day.

Average rating (4.6/5):

Align Probiotic holds a rating of 4.6 stars on Amazon based on 485 customer reviews. Out of which 76% are five-star reviews, 12% four-star reviews and 3% 1-star reviews.

Side effects (4.5/5):

Almost no undesirable side-effects have been reported by customers after taking this supplement. It is not recommended for individuals suffering from lactose intolerance though as it contains milk.

CFU (4/5):

As mentioned before, Align Probiotic features one unique bacterial probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium Infantis 35624, and each capsule consists of one billion colony forming units. For a probiotic supplement to work, the CFU range in it should be between 1 billion CFU up to 20 billion CFU. So, the CFU profile of Align Probiotic is within the recommended range.

Strains (4/5):

As far as probiotic supplements are concerned, most of the experts value “quantity over quality.” They argue that since the human gastrointestinal system is intricate and complex, a variety of probiotic bacterial strains work better together to improve digestive health rather than a single strain. If an individual’s system does not respond to one bacterial strain, it may respond to another.

This argument holds a lot of weight but quantity is not always superior to quality in the probiotic supplement world. Align Probiotic contains only one strain and that is Bifidobacterium Infantis but this strain is very unique and is not found in other probiotic supplements.

Here is what researchers say about the efficacy of Bifidobacterium Infantis:

Bacterial Strain Role Researcher
1. Bifidobacterium Infantis 35624 Individuals with regulated levels of B. infantis have better overall health, an active metabolism, and do not experience any discomfort after eating. This bacterial strain also promotes stomach health and digestion and protects your immune system and prevents unwanted bacterial growth in the intestines. B. Infantis strain is even capable of producing B vitamins. It relieves and alleviates the symptoms of irritable bowel diseases. It helps treat acute diarrhea and protects the vaginal canal from infection and invasion. It  improves the efficiency of  immune system and

reduces inflammatory allergic response. It brings down levels of inflammation in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and psoriasis. It helps ease abdominal pain. It may also help lower gas and bloating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DM Brenner – ‎2009


Overall rating (4.2/5):

If you want to enjoy the benefits of intake of Bifidobacterium Infantis probiotic strain, this is the product for you. It has almost no side-effects.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213