One of my children has a delicate constitution, by which I mean said child is extremely prone to stomach upset. I’ll spare you the details (you’re welcome). We’ve run through the gamut of testing (both gastroenterogical and allergic) and various supplements and even prescriptions to help even things out. It’s better than it used to be, but still… not great.
So when one of my favorite PR people contacted me about this Align daily probiotic supplement, asking if I would like to try it for my own “digestive regulation,” I said that no, I wouldn’t, but that I would happily use my child as a guinea pig given the history of stomach issues. I did my research beforehand—I wasn’t just going to start giving my kid pills!—and the lovely Robin Plotkin (a licensed nutritionist) pointed me towards this set of guidelines for probiotic usage which I found very helpful. She also told me that Align is “the only [probiotic] on the market that contains the strain Bifantis (bifidobacterium infantis 35624), which is clinically proven to strengthen the digestive system. It’s also the number one gastroenterologist recommended probiotic supplement.” That sounded promising to me, so we tried it.
And while I can’t promise anything about what it might do for you (hello, FTC! I am only speaking to my experience!), I can tell you that I now have a different child than I did before. And that I am now paying for Align, because I’m so happy with the results we’ve seen.
Would you like to try it? I’m giving away a box (a one-month’s supply), and it’s going out to one lucky Want Not reader. For a chance to win, first go read the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 to be entered. Winner to be determined by random drawing and ferocity of stomach growling.