What is Florastor?
Florastor is a one-strain probiotic supplement available in a plastic bottle that can be taken from one to six times per day. Atypical to probiotics, it uses yeast, saccharomyces boulardii, instead of bacteria. Although the term probiotic is most commonly associated with good bacteria, this type of yeast, taken from tropical fruits, is still categorized as a probiotic. Florastor was discovered in South East Asia in 1923. Over 80 clinical and pharmaceutical trials have shown the benefits of Florastor.
What is Align?
Align, available in a 28 capsule blister packet, is a one-strain probiotic supplement that can be taken once daily. Align is the only product consisting of a patented probiotic: bifantis (bifidobacterium infantis 35624), developed by gastroenterologists.
Florastor: 250 mg of active saccharomyces boulardii lyo, lactose, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, titanium dioxide.
Align: 1 billion colony-forming units bifantis (bifidobacterium infantis 35624), microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, sugar, magnesium, milk protein, titanium dioxide, sodium citrate dihydrate, propyl gallate, FD&C blue #1, riboflavin.
When reviewing Florastor vs Align, both are generally respected probiotic products. Florastor has been on the market for much longer, but usually costs more. Florastor and Align have their benefits, but other probiotics could provide more digestive support.*