Align Probiotic Supplement is our number 3 probiotic supplement, here's why:
- Product is from popular, well-trusted health brand Meta
- Contains only one billion cultures
- Uses the strain bifidobacterium infantis (unfortunately that's the only one used)
- Does not contain a fiber to help aid in the growth and stability of the live cultures
- Can be stored at room temperature
- Offers a limited 60 day money-back guarantee
- Contains multiple synthetic fillers
Align Probiotic Supplement contains some great stuff like one billion live cultures of bifidobacterium infantis. However, this is an extremely low number of cultures for a probiotic supplement. The most effective being between 30-50 billion cultures.
Also, it concerns us that this supplement only has one strain. You need a variety of good bacteria strains to truly balance the gut bacteria. The other supplements on our list have up to 11 strains including prebiotics.
This product has one other drawback. The supplement contains many cheap, synthetic fillers, including magnesium stearate, sodium caseinate, titanium dioxide and microcrystalline cellulose.
Meta is a very well-known health brand. This product has a lot of positive reviews, however, some of the negative reviews really concern us. Reports of increased gas, diarrhea and discomfort. Many others report no change at all, which could be a possible side effect of such a low dosage.
Align Probiotic Supplement has a 60 day money-back return policy. It's a bit difficult because you must gather the receipt, UPC and a note to mail off for the refund.
This is a decent return policy. Not the best we've seen (like the 1MD Probiotics Platinum 90 day guarantee). We found this to be a solid offer, however several complaints were centered around this policy and many users were not happy with the overall product satisfaction or the customer service.
This probiotic was Consumer's Surveys number two pick because is comes from the very well-known brand Meta that has a good reputation and has a relatively good 60 day money-back guarantee. However, our biggest concern comes in the most important area, the ingredients.
Align Probiotics Supplement has only one billion live cultures when the others on this list have upwards of 45 billion. Align also uses one single strain, which leaves out a lot of good and effective probiotic strains. They also have some unnecessary filler ingredients.
For more information or to purchase this product visit their website.
P.S. While 1MD is the best probiotic supplement we've found, we would still love to hear about any others you've tried. If you have had a great experience of your own, please send me an email at Katie@ConsumersSurvey.org with the details.