If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I’ve been testing out Seed’s DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic for the last eight months. I am excited that I get to partner with Seed and share my personal experience using their highly researched and scientifically proven Daily Synbiotic. Seed offers a proprietary formula that contains 24 broad-spectrum probiotic and prebiotic strains to support whole-body health. Their one-of-a-kind probiotic is formulated with strains that help support digestive health, gut barrier integrity, immune function, cardiovascular health, dermatological health, and micronutrient synthesis. Not all probiotics are created equally and it can be overwhelming and confusing to know what probiotic to choose, so I am so happy I get to share this amazing product with you all!
Why a healthy microbiome matters:
Everyone has a microbiome, and the healthier your microbiome is, the healthier your immune system will be. Your microbiome contains trillions of microorganisms, including 38 trillion bacteria living in, on, and around us. Your microbiome is seeded during the earliest years of your life, first by your mother, then by your external environment. These first microbes colonize your body and help form the foundation of your immune system. When you think of bacteria, you may think of it as a dangerous organism, but about 99% of bacteria is actually good! Bacteria plays an essential role in our health and helps protect you from harmful pathogens, viruses, and other disease-causing agents.
Your microbiome is completely unique to you and is constantly changing based on your diet, exercise, medicine, sleep, and stress levels. A healthy microbiome helps aid in digestion and regulates our metabolism. Your gut isn’t the only place where bacteria lives either. Your microbiome on your skin helps promote tissue healing and adaptive immunity. The bacteria in your mouth help break down food and protect your teeth and gums and so on and so forth! A diverse and strong microbiome is one of the key components to a healthy life.
If you want to give Seed’s Daily Synbiotic a try for yourself,
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The difference between Seed and store-bought probiotics:
I know at this point you are probably wondering what sets Seed apart from a standard probiotic you might find at your health food store. The market for probiotics has been exploding in the last few years, which has resulted in a lot of confusion and misconception about what they are, how they work, and why we should take them. Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when given in a specific amount. What sets Seed apart from everyone else, is their DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic, which combines probiotics and prebiotics. They are delivered in a novel nested capsule system to protect the probiotic bacteria from the harsh conditions in the gastrointestinal tract (think stomach acid, bile salts, and digestive enzymes). Seed Daily Synbiotic is clinically tested and scientifically proven to actually survive the trip to your colon, aka gut. Seed is setting a new standard for the probiotic industry by relentlessly testing their product far beyond what is required.
Plus, they have built an open-source ecosystem of sustainability partners to ensure the viability of our planet. They have partnered with scientists and innovators to pioneer the application of bacteria to address global problems like bee health and coral bleaching. You can find out more about how they practice sustainability here!
Food Probiotics vs Actual Probiotic:
Since I am a food blogger, I thought it would be important to touch on the food aspect of probiotics. I am a huge advocate for fermented foods such as kombucha, kimchi, yogurt, and sauerkraut. While they contain gut-supporting bacteria, they do not qualify as a probiotic and do not deliver the same benefits. A probiotic is classified as a live microorganism that when administered in adequate amounts, can confer health benefits on the host. Seed’s Daily Synbiotic ensures that the bacteria in their products are live and in a viable state. They are well protected by the harsh environment of the digestive system. Seed thoroughly test their probiotic and prebiotic strains and are proven to deliver health benefits far beyond anything else!
My Personal Experience:
Being that I have lived life with IBD for the last 14 years, I have no problem talking about 💩 ! Ha. I’m also passionate about having a healthy immune system as an autoimmune disease fighter, and so a healthy micro-biome is at the top of my list. After my hospital stay in 2019 and an unavoidable round of a few antibiotics, I never felt like things got back to normal, and that I had dysbiosis from all the gut trauma.
I tried a few over-the-counter brands of probiotics that I had used over the years, but nothing was doing the trick so I took the leap and tried Seed. I had heard great things about them from friends, and also from industry leaders that I trusted. Within a few months, things leveled back out and became so much more normal, and I could tell that they were doing their job supporting my gut barrier, overall regularity, and ease of bloating.
If you want to give Seed’s Daily Synbiotic a try for yourself, use code WALKER for 15% off your first month’s supply!