Align Probiotics: A Detailed Review

What are Probiotics?

Our bodies are crowded with all sorts of bacteria. These can be divided into good bacteria and bad bacteria. Another term for the good or helpful bacteria is ‘probiotics’. 

These types of live bacteria are helpful and we need them to help our digestive system remain in good shape. Probiotics are found in certain foods such as yogurt and also in various supplements.

Some doctors often suggest probiotics as a supplement to help with a patient’s inner health. Align Probiotics has shown itself to be one of the best probiotic supplements in the market. Let’s find out why. 

How do probiotics work?

Research is still ongoing, however the two main schools of thought suggest balance and replacement.

Balance

Probiotics may help your body achieve a balance of good and bad bacteria.

Remember that good bacteria assist with your digestive system health. Bad bacteria on the other hand can produce an upset stomach and other related health issues.

Probiotics give the good bacteria a helping hand by balancing out your microbiome.

Replacement

As far as replacement goes, when you take antibiotics to tackle a bacterial infection, it’s possible you will suffer a loss of some of your good bacteria.

That’s where probiotics can help in the replacement of new healthy gut bacteria.

What conditions are involved?

Probiotics are recommended for people who have a variety of conditions or complaints.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a typical example.

There is research suggesting probiotics assist people to help fight diarrhea, find relief for various skin conditions such as acne, assist those with oral health issues, and even help in the prevention of allergies and colds.

What is Align Probiotics?

Align probioticsTwo words best sum up Align Probiotics – digestive support.

There are many probiotics available and Align is one of the most popular and trusted probiotics brands in the market today.

Doctors and gastroenterologists alike recommend this daily, one capsule routine.

Align aims to assist in the following ways:

  • It strengthens your digestive system with healthy or good bacteria on a constant basis
  • It helps the patient maintain a healthy bacterial balance in the gut

What is Bifidobacterium 35624?

probiotics bacteria
probiotic bacteria under the microscope

That’s a good question.

It’s a unique and patented probiotic strain found only in Align Probiotics.

It contains one part per billion of live bacteria and offers the necessary support for a healthy bacterial balance.

There are surveys and tests which strongly support the benefits of Bifidobacterium 35624.

In Britain, a group of women who suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, were found to have achieved a significant improvement in their health and IBS condition after only four weeks of taking probiotics with Bifidobacterium 35624.

probiotic benefits

The American Journal of Gastroenterology published a study showing how Bifidobacterium 35624 supports good stomach health and digestion.

When does it help?

The benefits of align probiotics really come to the fore when your bacterial balance is under attack.

When does that happen?

Generally speaking, stress, long journeys, sickness and dietary changes will often impact the digestive health of an individual.

Getting your bacterial balance right is crucial to good health. Align probiotics excels at this.

Do I need align probiotics?

Of course there are other ways to tackle digestive problems.

Some people undertake dietary changes. For example, they cut out whole varieties of food and make serious lifestyle adjustments to try and relieve their irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

Others adopt an exercise regime trying to establish better physical health. And each of these activities no doubt has their benefits.

However if you wish to establish a healthy digestive system and, of course, maintain it, then the right supplement can greatly assist your efforts.

How it originated

It is important to know that align probiotics with Bifidobacterium 35624 was developed by a team of gastroenterologists working for almost 10 years to create this natural probiotic supplement.

What’s inside?

Below we will discuss the contents and recommended dosage together with the possible side effects of taking align probiotics.

There are a number of natural ingredients in Align including:

  • Milk
  • Microcrystalline
  • Sucrose
  • Gellan gum

The probiotic should be stored at room temperature (doesn’t require refrigeration) and the capsules can be kept in their airtight blister wrapping until ready for use.

Parents should supervise the taking of align probiotics by children and a maximum of one capsule a day is the recommended dosage.

Some people taking align probiotics for the first time may experience a feeling of bloating or gas.

This is not unusual and is caused by your system becoming used to having a supplement designed to help your digestive health. This should subside after a week or so once your body adjusts.

Align probiotics support

The manufacturers provide detailed and helpful support for everyone choosing to help their digestive health with Align.

So detailed is the support offered that Align provide an eight-week guide as to your progress in first taking advantage of the many benefits of the probiotic.

Is Align Probiotics FDA approved?

There are some things align probiotics is not.

It is not a medicine or a drug. It is a dietary supplement. This is why it does not need to be reviewed by the FDA.

This statement is required by law (the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act). Under this legislation Align is able to state that:

“The safety of Bifidobacterium 35624™—the probiotic ingredient in Align—has been reviewed by the FDA as part of the “new dietary ingredient” (NDI) notification process and was accepted by the FDA for filing.”

What conditions does it help?

Probiotics are recommended for people who have a variety of conditions or complaints.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a typical example.

There is research suggesting probiotics assist people to help fight diarrhea, find relief for various skin conditions such as acne, assist those with oral health issues, weight loss and even help in the prevention of allergies and colds.

Common Questions about Align Probiotics

What’s the recommended dosage?

The recommended dosage is one capsule per day.

This is because Align research shows that, for most people, this dosage is the one most likely to give you the maximum health benefit.

What if I miss a dosage?

If you miss taking an Align capsule, there is no need to worry.

Nor is there a need to catch up as it were, by taking two tablets the following day.

Simply resume your normal routine.

Can I take align probiotics with antibiotics?

Some people worry about taking Align as well as their medication such as antibiotics.

There should be no impact on either the medication or the probiotics but to be sure, consult your medical professional to obtain the best advice.

Is Align Probiotics a Medicine?

Do not consider Align as a replacement for any digestive medication you may already be talking.

Align is a supplement and not a substitute for your prescription medication.

How can I take align probiotics? 

Align can be taken as a capsule you swallow with water or it comes in a chewable tablet form with a great taste as in banana and strawberry.

For those who prefer to chew rather than swallow, both Align capsules/tablets have the same probiotic strains.

There is even a cherry-flavoured chewable tablet for kids who take Align.

How long will it take to notice results?

The time it takes to notice the benefits of probiotics vary from person to person.

Someone with a good or better balance of their bacteria may see the benefits sooner.

Someone who needs an increase in their good bacteria may take a little longer.

There is no set time to take your Align supplement.

When should I take my probiotic? 

It can be easier to remember if you have it at the same time every morning.

You could take your Align probiotics when you take any other medication or when you have your breakfast.

Having a routine is a good way to be consistent. And please note that you don’t need to take Align with food. You can but it is not necessary.

What if I have allergies? 

If you have allergies, Align recommends you consult your health professional.

For example, Align contains milk and milk protein.

Likewise there may be small traces of soy in Align.

To be sure your allergies are not impacted; discuss the supplement with your medical professional.

How do I store Align Probiotics?

Storage of your Align probiotics capsules does not require refrigeration.

Keep them in their blister packs at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

The unique ingredient – The Bifidobacterium 35624 – in Align has been freeze-dried in the manufacturing process meaning no refrigeration is required.

It also means the Align probiotics supplement is effective for up to 24 months in its airtight blister containers.

The manufacturers recommend that you do not take the Align capsules out of their original packaging and place them in pill containers.

This long shelf life of Align is an additional benefit and particularly so for people who live a hectic lifestyle.

Important things to note

As with all supplements, check with your medical professional first.

Align is not addictive, is safe to take every day and should your condition change – you become pregnant or become seriously ill – always check with your doctor.

Joao Vasconcelos

Joao is a health and fitness enthusiast and creator of one of the leading fitness blogs in Brazil. With a unique focus on weight loss, Joao is an advocate of functional fitness training and has his own line of natural weight loss juices.

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