Align Probiotic For Irritable Bowel Syndrome Update
This is a follow-up to my post “Align Probiotics Review: First Glance“. I did have some time to try out Align Probiotics and see how they worked out for me. Check out below for a week by week run-down.
Week #1 started out pretty well. I did notice that I was dealing with some aches and fatigue, possibly due to Align clearing out toxins or possibly due to something else entirely(I am known to get sinus infections randomly). Within a few days these aches and pains stopped. I think I did start to see some benefit from Align almost immediately. Improvements such as not having to go to the bathroom as often, bowel movements feeling more complete & perhaps even less gas/cramping. Having the pills labeled by the day of the week was pretty handy to keep on top of taking it. I tried to take it the same time each day.
Continued improvement, but maybe not as large a leap as the first week. Things seem pretty stable. Maybe a small amount of constipation this week ,but not too bad. I think Align is probably a bit more gentle due to only having 1 billion colony forming units versus other products promoting having 6 billion or sometimes 20 – 50 billion colony forming units.
This is where our story goes a bit south for Align. I started having chronic constipation again and even started getting some mild lower abdominal pain. Mild nausea also, probably from being constipated. This is pretty typical for me when my body has decided to go south on the probiotics. Also during this time I was under some stress, so perhaps this played a part in it as well. So ultimately I do not blame Align probiotics for fouling up, but rather I just have a touchy system.
Unfortunately, at this junction I decided to discontinue taking Align probiotics, in hopes of reliving some of the constipation. Also the stress eased up in my life during this time as well.
I do not think that Align is a faulty product and actually it’s been the most successful probiotic I’ve used. I have a very touchy system and have had much less luck with other probiotics. I definitely think Align probiotics are worth trying, especially if you’re suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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Special thanks to Proctor & Gamble for supplying the samples of Align Probiotics.
I have had severe IBS for several years now. Constantly, I had the problem of having to find a bathroom within 5 mins of eating a meal. To say nothing of the constant nausea and my stomach feeling like a cement mixer was inside. And alot of the time, my IBS would flare up even if i had not eaten anything. I have had mutiple tests done including 2 endoscopies and nothing has helped. I am currently on a antacid 2 times day. I have also been in “bad places” when my IBS hit me. I have been 2 times in a field, beside a 4 land highway and other places. Believe, IBS was making my life miserable. Then I tried Align. OMG!! After 3 days of taking it, I started noticing an improvement but didnt want to brag in case i “jinxed” it. After another week, my IBS continued to improve and with another week, knock on wood, its like the IBS has gone away. I too have gone through several tests including 2 endoscopies and take RX antacid 2 times a day. Thank you Align for your wonderful product. It has changed my life so much!! It has however, seemed to constipate me some but that is nothing. I feel like a normal person again and feel wonderful. I feel sorry for the people this product hasnt helped. I feel your pain. ALIGN….YOU ROCK!!!!
I am glad to hear that Align helped you out. I had some moderate success on it as well. I struggle with the constipation that most probiotics cause me. Right now I am not taking Align, but a higher dosage brand along with Pysillium Husk & Magnesium to try & combat the constipating effects.
I also had some bad experiences with my IBS, such as being trapped in a car on a rural coastal highway, 10 miles from the nearest bathroom. Not fun :(!
I had moderate success with Align, but when combined with Psyllium Seed Husk, happy to announce Success. Mine was loose bowels that I put down to IBS.