How to take Align
How often do I need to take Align?
We recommend that you take Align once a day, each day.
What happens if I stop taking Align for a few days?
Align is most effective when taken daily. If you miss a day, there's no need to take two Align dose in one day to make up for the dose you missed. Just start again the next day to stay on track for healthy digestive balance.*
How long does it take for Align to work?
Each person is different, as it depends on your guts’ flora and the specific strain of the probiotic supplement. As in other probiotics, in the first few weeks of taking Align some consumers have reported experiencing some gas and bloating. This may be temporary while your system is adjusting to Align. But if you take Align once a day, each day, you can feel confident that you are promoting a healthy digestive system.*
When is the best time of day to take Align?
It doesn't matter what time of day you take Align. We recommend that you take Align as part of your daily routine, at a time that will be easy to remember.
Can I take Align with my prescription medications?
If you are concerned about taking Align with your medications, you should check with your healthcare provider before using Align.
Can I take Align with antibiotics?
Some antibiotics may make Align less effective. If you are taking an antibiotic, consult your doctor for advice.
Should I stop my digestive medications when I start Align?
No. Align is not intended to replace any of your digestive system medications. Align is a daily probiotic supplement that naturally helps promote and support a healthy digestive system with continued daily use.* If you are taking digestive medications, you should check with your healthcare provider before using Align to ensure it is right for you.
Where do I store Align? Can I put Align into my pill keeper? Is it OK to store it in the bathroom or kitchen? Can I keep Align in my purse?
To maximize the effectiveness of Align, we recommend that you store Align in its original blister pack. You should store the blister package at room temperature (24° C/75° F). We recommend that you do not put Align into other packages, including pill keepers.
Does Align need to be refrigerated?
No, it is not necessary to refrigerate Align. The Bifidobacterium 35624™ in Align has been freeze-dried, and does not require refrigeration. Align has been formulated and tested to confirm that it remains effective without refrigeration for a 24-month shelf life. We recommend that Align be kept in the original blister package, as these materials were designed to protect the bacteria from the environment. Product stability studies show that Align is effective through at least the “best by” date on the bottom flap of the box. Because Align does not need to be refrigerated, it is an ideal product for busy people who want to have the freedom to go where they want and do what they want.
How many bacteria are in each capsule of Align?
Each Align capsule contains at least 1 x 109 (one billion) (4 mg) live bacteria/CFU when manufactured, and provides an effective level of bacteria (1x 107 CFU) until at least the “best by” date.