What probiotic do you recommend that will have the good affects of align but not the bad ingredients??? my dr. just told me it is one of four with the most research done to have the greatest affect on stomach bloat and gas. – My newsletter reader, Lisbeth
Answer by Galina:
Research is usually done by a company on its own product. So, I always wonder about the validity of this research. I recommend “NATREN” probiotics to my patients based on my own research and 22 years of clinical experience in my practice working with GI patients.
And here is why…
Not all probiotics are created equal.
Natasha Trenev, President of Natren Inc., was born in Eastern Europe.
Her family, originally from Yugoslavia, was in yogurt culture business for more than 750 years.
Her father started probiotics business by manufacturing liquid acidophilus and “Bulgarian-type” yogurt.
Natasha and her husband, Yordan Trenev, founded Natren Inc in 1983, and it became a leader in producing the most effective probiotics on the market.
They use only super strains (example: DDS-1 and LB-51); all probiotics are bottled in dark glass bottles to block light; all products are refrigerated at all times from manufacture through shipping in special “cold” insulated containers to preserve potency of live probiotic product.
And last but not the least. Natren Inc. was the first company in the probiotic industry to be awarded GMP ( Good manufacturing Practices) Certification by the International Therapeutic Goods Administration as a Drug GMP facility.
Nevertheless, I never believe a claim unless I tried the product myself.
After using over dozen different probiotics on the market over the last 22 years, I was always going back to Natren’s products.
You know why?
1. Because it works for my patients with intestinal dysbiosis.
2. And because it has just good bacteria without anything artificial added.
Important to remember:
1. I prefer a single strain “Natren probiotcs” like Bifido Factor or Megadophillus for example because too many strains can be overwhelming for a patient with sensitive digestive system.
2. Because probiotics are living organisms, always make sure that a probiotic is viable “until the end of shelf life” instead of “at time of manufacturing”.