Align Probiotic Review – Colic, 24/7 & Kids Gummies
For a long time, I’ve been looking for the perfect probiotic supplement to enhance my regular diet and help with my fitness and wellness journey.
After trawling through websites and reviews, I came across the Align Probiotic brand a few weeks ago. Their great customer reviews caught my eye, as did the brand message.
I love the idea of simple, small things that can make a change to my health. So I gave them a try, and here is my Align Probiotic Review for 2022.
What Is Align Probiotic?
Align Probiotic is dedicated to helping you build a healthy digestive system and keep it that way. They are a Procter & Gamble brand, backed by the funding and scientific research that the huge corporation can offer them.
They also have a solid reputation, featured widely in specialist media, and won awards such as the 2010 Gold Edison Award for health innovation. Align probiotics have been in business for over 10 years.
They offer three broad ranges of products: digestive support supplements, daily wellness aides, and probiotics for children.
Currently they have 17 different types of probiotic supplements available for men, women and children. They powers, liquids and of course capsules. I won't be reviewing all 17 supplements so I will start with some of the most popular offers from Align.
Align 24/7 Digestive Support
Align 24/7 Digestive Support is unique in that it claims to be the only Probiotic supplement in the world that contains the Bifidobacterium 35624™ probiotic strain.
There are many other probiotic supplements out there that contain Bifidobacterium but I'm unsure on what the difference is from Align's Bifidobacterium strain.
This supplement isn't multi-strain either which I don't think is great.
Align also claims that this supplement contains Prebiotic's but I couldn't find the Prebiotic ingredient on the supplement label.
The capsule boxes coming in varying amounts ranging from 14 capsules up to 56 capsules.
Another thing that left me disappointed was that I was unable to find the CFU count for Align 24/7 Digestive Support. Usually this kind of information is super easy to find.
Despite my negative points, the 24/7 supplement has been well received by the public and has a 4.4 star rating currently in 2022 and if you are not happy with anything they also offer a money back guarantee which shows it is not a scam.
Some customer reviews suggest that the 24/7 probiotic helped with their IBS, gas, bloating and overall digestive health but this should never be used as an alternative do prescribed medication. Always talk to your Doctor first if you have any digestive issues.
Align Colic Relief
As the name suggest this probiotic is made especially for babies with Colic. Align believes that Colic could be caused by an imbalance in the babies gut bacteria and this study also suggest that Colic could be caused by Dysbiosis (bacetria imbalance in the microbiome).
This supplement contains the Bifidobacterium (BB-12® probiotic strain which is the same one that was mentioned in the Colic study I linked too. It is free from all major allergens and 5 drops equals a 1 billion CFU count which is definitely on the lower end of things.
Align Kids Probiotic
These gummies are delicious and you won't have any issues trying to get your kids to take them. The gummies are low in sugar with less than 1g per serving and each gummy has as 500 Million CFU count which makes it easy to get a 1 billion count with just two gummies.
The strain included is Bacillus Coagulan's which is that powerful but it shouldn't be too harsh on a kids stomach. They are easy to chew and in my opinion taste like real strawberries and cherries.
Where To Buy Align Probiotic's?
One of the reasons that Align is so popular is because it is so widely available both online and in physical stores. You can even buy Align gummies and capsules at Dollar General.
The capsules are $16.50 for 14 capsules and the gummies $20 for 50 gummies at Dollar General. Kroger sells a 56-count for $46.18 (February 2022) and Amazon is priced at $49.99 for 28 capsules which proves it is worth shopping around if you want to find the best deal.
Keep in mind that if you want the Money Back Guarantee then order from the official align probiotic website. This will also ensure that you avoid buying fakes from resellers.
Align Probiotic Reviews
Before purchasing these gummies, I thought it would be best to check out some Align Probiotic Reviews on Amazon first.
The overall experience with these gummies was positive. They’re widely regarded as some of the “better” probiotics on the market. They are easy to take, convenient, tasty, and not many people complain of side effects from them.
Some users complain about their smell, but most agree that they are effective and have helped with IBS symptoms people have struggled with.
Additionally, a great number of customers who used to take the Align capsules have really welcomed switching to gummies for their taste and convenience.
On the other hand, many customers whose Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms were made worse after taking these probiotics. Notably, some customers suffer from bloating and abdominal pain or with worse gas than before.
Align Probiotics do highlight that these side effects can occur. I couldn't find any Align Probiotic Reviews talking about its use for weight loss, so this could mean that it's not the best for losing weight, but they are low in sugar, so that does count for something.
Is Align Good For Leaky Gut?
One common question from Align probiotic customers is if the gummy and capsule supplements will help with leaky gut syndrome symptoms.
On Amazon I did some digging around and could not find 1 single review out of thousands that mentioned anything related to Leaky Gut.
This does not mean that align probiotic is not good for leaky gut but it may not be the best probiotic for leaky gut. Align probiotics is not my number 1 recommendation for leaky gut.
Align Probiotic Side Effects
A lot has been written about probiotic supplements' side effects, and some users of Align Probiotics indeed have themselves experienced negative effects after taking the capsules or the gummies.
In general, probiotic side effects may include abdominal pains and bloating, headaches, increased histamine levels, or allergies and adverse reactions.
Align Probiotics specifically mention digestive side effects such as gas and bloating temporarily while your system adjusts to the bacteria strain. You can read a full list of Probiotic Side Effects here.
Overall, gummies vs. pills' effectiveness is meant to be the same, but I enjoyed taking gummies as an alternative. They feel less like a supplement and more fun to take, and their fruity flavor worked well for me.
I would also say that, on the whole, I've noticed an improvement in my digestion since taking the Align Probiotic Gummies and haven't experienced any noticeable negative side effects.
The only downside of these probiotics for me was their price.
One jar of gummies is enough to last a month (60 gummies taken as one serving of 2 gummies a day), at an average cost of about $20 a month.
That's a significant financial commitment to make, but it's worth it if you have digestive issues and your body reacts well to this strain of probiotic.