Seed daily synbiotic review

Health and Wellness products are in constant supply in our office, so when one of us has rave reviews we all take note. Enter Seed Daily Synbiotic, a probiotic and prebiotic backed by an impressive science team and individualized support via a day-by-day game plan for optimal digestive health.

One of our editors, Alyssa Mandel, gave them a try for 30 days — here was her experience… 

I Took Seed’s Probiotics For One Month…

Here’s the truth: No matter how clean I eat, how much I workout, or how consciously I hydrate and supplement, my belly can still get a little bulge. I’ve spent years trying to ease the physical (and emotional) discomfort of occasional bloating. Despite my abundance of resources as a wellness editor, I have never been able to find a solution that sticks.

After two days of taking Seed Daily Synbiotic, my skinny jeans seemed to fit better than ever. By week three of daily use, my unsolvable bloat problem was apparently gone.

Seed is a brand that’s gained well-earned buzz for its focus on science and sustainability. Their star product, the Daily Synbiotic, is a probiotic plus prebiotic developed by an impressive roster of scientists, doctors, innovators and entrepreneurs. It’s formulated for optimal digestive health, and has deep data to back up its innovative design.

Curious about the hype, and determined to get my gut health in check, I committed to taking the Daily Synbiotic every night for a month. In true Capricorn fashion, I kept my lifestyle rigidly consistent and tracked my experience with meticulous detail.

The results were impressive—and obvious. While I’ve taken probiotics in pretty much every form, I’ve never experienced such observable improvements, and definitely not this fast. Over the course of a month, I didn’t experience bloat, constipation or loose stools…not once. My skin became more smooth and clear (dare I say, glowing?), and I felt dramatic shifts in my energy and mood.

The Problem In Our Gut

Here’s a fun fact:   you are only half human. The other 50% of your body is microbial—meaning, there is one microbial cell for every one of your human cells. and fifty percent of your body is microbial cells. That means tending to the tiny universe of microbes (38 trillion of them, to be specific) that lives in our bodies is key to maintaining overall health.

The ecosystem in our gut has an especially strong influence over our entire system, from gut immune and metabolic function to cardiovascular, skin and reproductive health. Probiotics are one way to aid our gut flora, but with so many options on the market and so little regulation in the industry, it can be challenging to find a reliable supplement.

According to Seed’s founder, Ara Katz, “Many of the products out there that claim to be probiotic, like some kombuchas or probiotic nuts, for example, don’t actually qualify as one. Just because something contains live microorganisms, doesn’t mean it satisfies the scientific definition of a probiotic—’live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host,’ a definition authored by the United Nations World Health Organization Expert Panel chaired by our Chief Scientist, Dr. Gregor Reid, in 2002.”

In response, Seed strives to bring much needed precision, education and efficacy to the probiotics category.

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I Tried Seed Daily Synbiotic…Here’s What Happened

While I felt supported from day one, it’s not simply because I’m a wellness editor writing this piece. Before my subscription arrived, I already found several emails in my inbox from the Seed team. They offered a digestible dose of science and a day-by-day game plan for starting my new probiotic protocol. This is an experience every customer gets.

Finally, my green box showed up. Seed’s packaging caught my eye right away: The refillable glass jar is elegant AF, and came nestled in an ultra-sustainable mycelium tray grown from mushrooms. (Yes, mushrooms.) The first shipment also contained a small glass vial for travel that holds up to a week of capsules. Subsequent shipments will contain 30-day low-waste refills for the glass jar (in biodegradable packaging, of course).

I started incorporating the emerald green capsules into my nightly routine, taking them down with a full glass of water two hours after dinner. My body adjusted quickly and smoothly. After just a few days, I noticed I was already waking up without bloating or any other digestive issues.

After a week, I wrote this in my journal: I’ve been taking Seed every night and my stomach looks flat, I feel refreshed and amazing, regardless of what I’ve eaten the night before. My gut feels calm and my digestion is more regular than ever.

The benefits became more and more obvious over the course of a month. Without changing any other habits, I noticed that my skin had a new ‘alive’ look to it, and I woke up so energized that my black tea addiction became obsolete. I even noticed a significant uptick in my mood and stress tolerance.

The Science Behind Seed’s Daily Synbiotic

According to Seed, the Daily Synbiotic is “the first probiotic to take a ‘microbe-systems approach’ with clinically-studied, strain-specific benefits beyond digestive health, including cardiovascular health, dermatological health, gut immune function, gut barrier integrity and micronutrient synthesis.”

Each dose (two small but mighty capsules) combines 24 clinically-studied, naturally-occurring probiotics strains that are not found in yogurt, most supplements or fermented foods.

While other probiotics incorporate strains from animal or soil, Seed only selects strains that are naturally occurring in the human body. The benefits are validated by 17+ strain-specific clinical studies and Seed’s own clinical research.

Most impressive is the way Seed keeps the probiotic strains alive and active. Bacteria are sensitive to light, temperature, and moisture, meaning most hardly survive the trip from manufacturer to store shelf, much less your digestive process. Seed puts its probiotics inside a vegan capsule and inside another prebiotic outer capsule, 2-in-1 nested capsule technology to ensure that bacteria stay alive and viable to your colon, where their work begins. Because of this, the Daily Synbiotic is shelf stable for 18 months and requires no refrigeration.

The Final Verdict

I was skeptical but hopeful when I started—and completely blown away by the end of my one-month trial. Seed is setting a gold standard for probiotics and completely revolutionizing modern gut health as we know it. Would I do it again? I’m already counting the days until my next shipment arrives.

Learn more about Seed’s Scientific Advisory Board of scientists, researchers, doctors, and authors across the fields of microbiology, immunology, genetics, metabolomics, gastroenterology, pediatrics, molecular biology, and transcriptomics—including primary investigators from the NIH’s Human Microbiome Project.

seed promo codeThese statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This story is brought to you in partnership with Seed. Read more of our probiotic coverage here.. From time to time, TCM editors choose to partner with brands we believe in to bring our readers special offers. All material on The Chalkboard Mag is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programs.

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  1. I took Seed for at least 3 months and didn’t notice a difference. I was really disappointed because I love the company and what they are doing.

    Kitty | 02.18.2020 | Reply
  2. I stopped seed after almost 9 months after experiencing a few weeks of severe constipation. I started getting migraines 2 days later.

    Jade | 05.18.2020 | Reply
  3. We’d love to provide some context regarding what you may (or may not) feel. Your body is unique and your experience with the Daily Synbiotic is uniquely yours. While some people may feel effects in as little as 24-48h hours when starting the Daily Synbiotic, many others do not, and feeling no effects is also normal.

    It’s often hard to qualify something as ‘working’ when you can’t feel it. That said, positive change in one area can often trigger systemic improvements in overall health—this is the hallmark of an ecosystem and the basis of our approach.

    The Daily Synbiotic delivers a range of clinically-studied, core benefits to the gastrointestinal system, which in-turn, influences gut immune, cardiovascular, dermatological, and systemic health. So while localized, digestive improvements are often the most immediate and visceral benefits experienced, as long as daily intake is continued, our probiotic strains are doing their work to support, sustain, and enhance your health, even if it’s not necessarily felt.

    Seed | 05.21.2020 | Reply
  4. Jade,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. While each strain in our Daily Synbiotic has an extensive safety record, we understand that every individual has a unique physiology, metabolism, and gut microbiome—any feeling of discomfort, apparently or actually resulting from any product (including ours), warrants discontinuation of use.

    And while every individual is different, the type of reaction you described has not been recorded as an adverse event in any randomized trials nor has it been reported by members after both short and long-term use. We’ve also conducted extensive and reproducible potency and purity studies, and test for common allergens (including gluten) and over 400 pesticide residues including glyphosate. With the scientific rigor we hold ourselves to, it is unfortunate that your response was unpleasant.

    We see that you’ve reached out to our SeedCare team via email and our Scientific Care Team will be in touch to assist with any questions you may have regarding your experience with the Daily Synbiotic

    Seed | 05.21.2020 | Reply
  5. Code does not work! I would love to try this!

    Holly | 03.11.2021 | Reply
  6. I’m excited to try but I did purchase using a promo code abs it wasn’t applied. I’ve emailed several times inquiring about getting credit abs haven’t heard back.

    Laurel | 01.20.2022 | Reply
    • Hi Laurel, yes this offer has expired, but we’re asking the brand to share a new one with us!

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 01.31.2022 | Reply
      • The code has been updated for you!

        The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 02.01.2022 | Reply
    • The code has been updated for you!

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 02.01.2022 | Reply
  7. The code does not work. Please advise.

    Julie | 01.28.2022 | Reply
    • The offer has expired, but let us ask seed for a new one for you. Such a great product.

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 01.31.2022 | Reply
      • The code has been updated for you!

        The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 02.01.2022 | Reply
    • The code has been updated for you!

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 02.01.2022 | Reply
  8. I tried the code on February 17, 2022 and it did not work as well!!!

    Sheila J. Howell | 02.18.2022 | Reply
    • Sheila, this is updated we hope it works for you! Let us know!

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 03.12.2022 | Reply
  9. What do you think about Dr. Gundy prebiotic/probiotic pills?

    Elizabeth ream | 03.19.2022 | Reply
  10. I have been receiving SEED every month as part of my treatment through the California Center for Functional Medicine. But I can’t identify it on my credit card bill and I don’t know how much I pay for it each month! Please give me this information.

    Barbara Epstein | 04.09.2022 | Reply
  11. I took Seed for 9 months. I was taking it in the AM on an empty stomach. I experienced bad nausea and too many trips to the bathroom. I cut down to one pill without issues. I will try taking 2 pills at night as you suggested. I switched from Mind Body Green probiotic because it was so expensive but I felt like it worked better especially for IBS issues.

    • How did switching to evening work for you? Hmm…

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 05.08.2022 | Reply
  12. Where are the probiotic strains in Seed isolated from (if not from soil or animal). Are some of the bacteria strains in Seed isolated from human faeces?

    Alex | 05.01.2022 | Reply
  13. my subscription ran out and I don’t know how to restart it

    Leslie Moore | 06.10.2022 | Reply
    • Let us know if you’d like us to put you in touch with Seed!

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 06.13.2022 | Reply
  14. I’ve been living with digestive issues most of my life. I’m so hopeful to try Seed. I will write again in a month. Fingers crossed.

    Kathleen Snyder | 06.20.2022 | Reply
  15. I hate to disagree with everyone and I can only speak for myself. I trie this for 1 month and noticed absolutely no difference. I wasn’t going to reorder and did not know they would charge me again 30 days later and send more. These things are very expensive and I have not seen any difference at all.

    Bill | 06.24.2022 | Reply
  16. Does seed help with chronic diarrhea?
    Is there any data?

    Lynn | 08.02.2022 | Reply
  17. I’ve been suffering from severe IBS and discomfort for years, despite trying everything including other Pre and Pro Biotics. SEED was my last try of healing myself before seeing a Dr. , and IT WORKED! I am less gassy, more regular, and feel great! I am a huge fan!

    Shelly G | 08.04.2022 | Reply
  18. Why did you take at night?

    Brett | 07.23.2023 | Reply

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