It’s not often that I promote increasing the bacteria you eat, but in this case, it can help you live a healthier and happier life. Of course, I’m not talking about all bacteria… I’m talking about probiotics! I’ve taken a probiotic daily since 2017, and doing so has helped me to regulate my digestive system. I’ve learned that the trick to improving my digestive health through the use of probiotics is finding the right probiotic. There are plenty of pills and products out there that promise to be magic in a bottle, but I tend to be skeptical. With all that noise, it’s hard to feel like anything is what it claims to be.
That’s why I’m so excited about Seed’s Daily Synbiotic! Their formulation combines a probiotic and prebiotic, and it’s gluten-free and vegan. It includes 24 clinically-studied, naturally-occurring strains, not found in yogurt or fermented foods and beverages, and lives up to the highest standards for human and planetary health. Bonus: their commitment to sustainability with a refill system and all recyclable or biodegradable packaging materials.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” (2001 UN/WHO expert panel via Seed website). To receive the benefits, these live microorganisms must survive the many stages of digestion, past the small intestine, and make it into the colon, where their work begins. Probiotics travel through your colon, interacting with your immune cells, gut cells, dietary nutrients, and existing bacteria to, directly and indirectly, deliver benefits.
The Daily Synbiotic by Seed:
Recently, I’ve been taking The Daily Synbiotic by Seed. The Daily Synbiotic is a 2 in a 1 with probiotics and prebiotics delivered together in a single dose. It combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics sourced from Indian pomegranate, Scandinavian chaga mushroom, and pine bark. I take 2 capsules at once, daily, on an empty stomach. You can use code GFFM for 15% off your first month of the Daily Synbiotic.
Seed is an ecosystem of kindred scientists, doctors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and translational storytellers from around the world. They are pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human and environmental health. Seed develops scientifically-validated, next-generation probiotics with a mission to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Their environmental R+D division, SeedLabs, taps bacteria to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our collective home. They’re disrupting the BS in the $50B global probiotics market and stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human (think: gut, skin, oral, vaginal, and more) and planetary (think: honey bees, soil, water, food supply, plastics crisis, and space) health with serious science.
Daily Synbiotic Benefits:
This probiotic can help with:
- gastrointestinal function: helps maintain regularity, eases bloating, and can alleviate occasional constipation
- gut barrier integrity: helps maintain healthy gut function, improve right junction function, and support gut barrier integrity
- cardiovascular health: promotes heart health & support key markers related to cardiovascular health
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Sustainability is Key:
Each component of Seed’s Sustainable Refill System is designed to protect your Daily Synbiotic and be gentler on our Earth. The Welcome Kit includes a glass jar for monthly refills, and a complimentary travel vial. I love this vial for when I’m on-the-go or traveling. Much better than using a single-use plastic bag! Routines are usually disrupted during travel – I always make sure that I continue to take my probiotic while I’m traveling. That’s usually when I need it most. I’ll definitely be bringing it with me when I go back to the East Coast for the holidays. I went out to lunch last week in Santa Monica and brought my Seed vial with me so I could take 2 capsules right before eating.
I think it’s awesome that mushrooms grew the biodegradable tray! It can then decompose in soil within 30 days. Monthly Refills come in a bio-based, compostable oxygen + moisture protection pouch, which is further protected by corn foam. It’s biodegradable, backyard compostable, edible, and even dissolves in water. How cool is that?!
My Morning Routine:
Every morning, I drink a big glass of water with a scoop of collagen in it. Collagen is tasteless so to make my drink taste like something, I’ll either add a squeeze of lemon, dash of lemon juice, add a flavored supplement, use hot tea instead of cold water, or use flavored collagen. Collagen is great for strengthening your hair, skin, nails, and joints – it also helps with gut health and digestion. After my collagen drink, I go workout. Then I take my probiotic and multi-vitamin right before eating breakfast/lunch. I’ve been doing this routine for a few years now, and I swear by it! My digestion is amazing, I never get bloated, and I have good gut health. When you find something that works, stick with it 😉
This is a Seed sponsored post. All opinions are my own.