It’s been a few years since I jumped on the Seed train. Spoiler alert: I’m obsessed. Like I regularly get pitched probiotics as a part of my job but say no. And today, I’m going to tell you why I’ve stayed loyal to Seed for 3+ years.
Finding a probiotic that works with you can take some trial and error. They can be pricey and aren’t always worth the money. Because Seed is incredibly thorough on their website, I’m going to give you the basics. Everything from why I take it, how to know if it’s working and why I love it is on the agenda. But I’ll also be guiding you to specific places you can get the dirty science details and all the words I’m not great at pronouncing. It’s a great day to focus on your gut health so today I’m going to share one of the keys to mine. Let’s chat about Seed*.
Update 3.15.21: The synbiotics pictured here are the PREVIOUS Seed* capsules. If you subscribe currently, you’ll be getting green capsules. The exterior capsule is a prebiotic with an interior probiotic capsule. Extra protection to make sure the probiotics survive the trip to your colon. Also, the dose is now 2 pills instead of 3.
Why I’m Obsessed With The Seed Probiotic & Prebiotic
What is Seed?
Seed* is a monthly subscription for a daily synbiotic (aka your probiotic + prebiotic). They offer both a female daily synbiotic & a male daily synbiotic.
How Much Does A seed subscription cost?
A Seed subscription costs $49.99 a month with free shipping included. However, you can cancel or skip at anytime. I recently noticed I had built up a small stock pile with early holiday shipments. And I wanted to delay my shipment for a few weeks to make sure I wasn’t just leaving my synbiotic lying around for a while. It was super easy to go online and request for a new delivery date. I could do it all from my account without having to wait for an email reply or make a phone call.
Who Is It For?
If you’re struggling with your digestion, bloating or just want a bit of extra gut support, Seed is a great option. For females, it can increase folate production, support your metabolism and possibly improve your skin. I know it’s helped mine. So much of how our body functions is driven from what we eat and how our gut processes things. Seed is a scientifically tested synbiotic that is aiming to support your gut microbiome in as many ways as possible.
WHERE CAN I GET SEED?
WHAT MAKES SEED DIFFERENT?
You can often find many probiotics on the shelves in grocery & health food stores. But not nearly as many that feature both pre & probiotics. Seed aims to support the body’s microbiome. Your body is constantly interacting with different bacteria and Seed helps to support a healthy interaction.
Seed is also backed by years of research and clinical testing including peer reviewed, double blind studies. As a company, Seed has made it a point to test even beyond what is required. They’ve also made sustainability a priority with their products. The initial jar and travel bottle you receive are perfect for storing your synbiotic. If you’re into composting, you can compost your refill packet & the packaging that protects your jars. Also the original box can be recycled. Instead of throwing away plastic bottles monthly, everything can be reused in the best way possible.
Is Seed Gluten-Free?
Yes. According to the Seed website, “The Daily Synbiotic is free from: Dairy • Gluten • Soy • GMOs • Binders • Preservatives • 11 other classes of allergens defined by the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA)”.
Is Seed Vegan?
Do You Have To Keep Your Seed Probiotic In The Fridge?
Nope. I keep mine by my bedside to take at night.
DO I REALLY NEED TO TAKE A PROBIOTIC?
Ultimately, the decision on whether you need to take a daily probiotic will be up you and your doctor. If you’re suffering with digestion issues, inflammation or even acne, you might benefit from a probiotic. There’s also been links to to the relationship between our gut health and mental health. In the case of Seed, you’re getting both the good gut bacteria and the bacteria needed to help it thrive.
Why Is A Synbiotic (Pre & Probiotic) Better Than Just A Probiotic?
In order for our guts to function at optimal capacity, we need both. Think of your probiotic as PacMan and your prebiotic as the little white dots he eats. Prebiotics helps the healthy bacteria introduced via your probiotic thrive.
I’ve honestly tried a ton of probiotics over the years. But once I found Seed*, I haven’t looked back. It’s been a game changer in balancing my gut and helping to clear up my skin. I will say that it can take some time to figure out when it fits best in your routine. So don’t be afraid to play around with it. I love that I can keep it at room temp which means I don’t forget to take it. It sits right next to my alarm clock as part of my nightly routine. And it’s the one product I recommend to all my friends.
Are you a probiotic taker? Do you take Seed*? I’d love to know what your thoughts are on their unique synbiotic below. Xoxo, Savvy
*Disclaimer: I am a Seed certified partner. This post is in no way sponsored. I’ve spent months purchasing and testing the supplements prior to joining. However, I do receive commission if you shop my link. Thank you for supporting What Savvy Said!
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