Yesterday I said I was going to try the Align brand of probiotic. I purchased my probiotic about a week ago but wasn’t going to start taking it until I finished what I already had. However, what I have already been taking doesn’t alleviate the gas, so I decided to start taking the new probiotic, in conjunction with the other, today.
What I started taking today is not Align, but Garden of Life brand. The package says it has 40 billion CFU’s (Colony Forming Units) and 16 probiotic strains. The cost was within my budget and the label says it promotes vaginal health, something I need.
Garden of Life is listed on the website link inserted yesterday (and again at the end of this paragraph) as Garden of Life RAW products. I do not know if there is a difference between the Garden of Life RAW and just Garden of Life. However, the link below is a site that has research staff that have apparently analyzed each of the brands listed there and given a starred evaluation of each one listed.
Garden of Life Women’s Daily Care (what I am using) states on its outer packaging that its strains are resistant to stomach acid and bile, coated in vegetarian capsules, are gluten and soy free, are non-gmo certified, dairy free, and shelf stable. Shelf stable means that the live strains have been created to stay alive without the need for refrigeration. This is a major improvement over the original acidophilus strain I had to take for recurring yeast infections back in the 80’s. I always had to ask the pharmacist for it because they had to take it out of the refrigerator, and I had to keep in the fridge when I got it home.
I hope this helps. Thanks for visiting.