I did not Align had a generic at Walmart, bought the full price for years until Costco came with their own. Costco has great generic medicines by the way. Their probiotic has as much as Align, for less than half the price, not even. I am walking testament that probiotics work. My nurse recommended them to me for abdominal and stomach pain and discomfort, nothing would diminish the inflammation, suffered from this for years. That is until I took just a few doses of Align probiotics and the pain and inflammation went away, could not believe it because I never believed in these natural remedies before. After years of discomfort, it's a miracle really.
I am a convert now. I drink six ounces of Kefir daily, delicious, then I pop four of the Costco probiotic pills. When I stop this regimen, in just a week the irritation comes back. It's an amazing product and with the Kefir you double the potency. So the pills work for sure, natural yogurt never helped me as much and tried so many organic brands, not even close to what these natural pills do. Align and the Costco brand were the two that have the best effects for me but one is so much more affordable.
For those of you that suffer from fatigue, try MACA. I buy these pills from a cooperative, all organic, and are a miracle, they give you enormous energy and is all natural, the pure root. It's a powerful energy booster and no caffeine or the stuff they add to vitamins to make them feel like they are doing something, it's just caffeine and speed. Had I started this Kefir/probiotic regime years ago, I wouldn't have an ostomy now. Good luck with these product, hope it helps you as much as it helps me.