My research brought up this study...
All I know is I was given a sample for three weeks of Align from my GI doc. In a couple weeks my stool was much firmer, more normal. I tried two others after that including Primal Defense and that did not work as well so back to Align now for about a year.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.