Innovation Series: Meet the P&G Scientist Behind Align’s Wellness Innovations

Our Innovation Series showcases the amazing brand and product developments powered by P&G employees. We bring you stories about the Innovators Behind the Innovation, as well as round-ups of the latest in brand innovations, that help make peoples’ lives better in small but meaningful ways, every day.

Align probiotic - Women's dual action product

It can be challenging to keep all of the aspects of your life in the right balance. But finding the right balance for your unique needs is important. That's why the P&G scientists at Align set out to develop a product that can support the delicate balance of healthy bacteria in women's bodies.

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Meet Chelsay Brewster, Digestive Wellness Specialist in Research & Development, Product Research Personal Health Care. She has worked at P&G 15 years, the last 10 spent working on product research in end-to-end digestive wellness for brands like Align, Metamucil and Pepto-Bismol.

“People drive me. The energy of those around me made me fall in love with innovation at P&G. I get so excited to see consumers have an ah-ha moment with their health,” said Chelsay. “Our innovations in health care can truly make a difference in the near term and long-term daily lives of our consumers.”

Chelsay’s passion for consumer wellness is evident in her latest project, an app for Metamucil that helps consumers learn how to start using the product, then tracks stool health via imagery and AI machine learning.

Chelsay’s passion for innovation, and the way it can affect people’s lives, follows her home. “I love enabling my children to make an impact on the world,” she says. Upon teaching her children about the climate crisis, she encouraged her 10-year-old son to follow his passion in saving the coral reefs by joining him in getting coral reef restoration certified. “My husband and I are encouraging critical thinking and an experimental mindset as he discovers how powerful knowledge is—kids are incredible.”

Align probiotic - Women's dual action product

A woman’s microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria that play an important role in whole body health. And when your gut and vaginal bacteria get out of balance, you may feel it. That’s where Align Probiotic Women’s Dual Action comes in. Align Probiotics is launching a new Women’s Dual Action Probiotic, designed by women for women, formulated to support vaginal and digestive health*.

When taken daily, Align Women's Dual Action Probiotic helps soothe occasional digestive upsets like bloating, gas and abdominal discomfort* by adding a unique strain of good bacteria to your gut. Plus, it contains women's probiotics and botanical chaste tree to help promote your vaginal balance and monthly mood balance.*

Align is the #1 recommended probiotic by doctors and gastroenterologists‡ and is backed by over 20 years of scientific research.

‡Among Gastroenterologists who recommended a brand of probiotic in a ProVoice 2021 survey.
‡Among Doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in ProVoice 2013-2021 surveys.