The following post is sponsored by Seed, but the opinions are that of my own.
There’s a community of 38,000,000,000,000 (that’s 38 trillion) microorganisms, mostly bacteria, living in and on your body. Together these bacteria weight between 3-5 pounds. Gross, right? Sort of – but without these functional microorganisms, our bodies would be a hot mess.
Not only do our bacteria play a critical role in the health of our gut barrier (most of relate to the benefit of regular pooping), but scientists are constantly discovering new associations between our microbiome and our health. New findings around the gut-brain axis are emerging which indicate that our gut flora may even impact our mood, appetite, behavior, and circadian rhythm—functions we thought were relegated just to the brain.
I got my initial microbiome from my Mom. Thanks, Mom! The process of receiving these foundational microbes as an infant is called seeding. However, environmental factors, diet, etc. all can alter the health of my microbiome, so taking a quality prebiotic and probiotic is important for ongoing health. I have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, so needless to say, my body has been going through some bonafide shit.
So, I was eager to test of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic as it combines 24 clinically verified, naturally-occurring probiotics strains (not found in yogurt, most supplements, or fermented foods and beverages) with a new class of non-fermenting prebiotic compounds (built around a patented whole fruit extract) sourced from Indian pomegranate and Scandinavian chaga mushroom and pine bark. In a nutshell, the people and scientists behind Seed are complete bacteria NERDS. They have constructed their proprietary formula much like a well-oiled machine, and no bacterial stone has been left unturned.
I’ll get into the mechanics of the actual pill below, but first – how did I feel after taking it?
Some people can feel bloated or even a little off when they first start a probiotic, but thankfully I didn’t notice any transition. What I did notice is that I because almost to the minute (seriously, time me…) REGULAR and my energy levels are great. Although I’m still waiting for my next phase in breast cancer treatment, my energy has been off the hook amazing. I feel that my gut will be in the best ‘bacterial’ shape before heading into chemical and hormone therapy treatment that will be less than kind to my body.
My husband saw the amazingly AWESOME Seed sustainable and recyclable packaging and HE started taking SEED too. (He didn’t ask, he just did it). He could NOT stop talking about how great this product has been for him over the past weeks. So, BOTH of us had amazing results. We both started taking one a day and then finally just bumped up to two a day per instructions (although one a day was working great for us too). Another benefit I noticed after two weeks? My skin was breakout free. I usually get hormonal breakouts around my period, and I managed to coast through a visit from Aunt Flow without any skin flareups.
Are you ready to get your Microbiome in shape? Get 15% off your first month of their Daily Synbiotic subscription with code: BOREDMOM
Some Benefits of SEED
- Supports digestive health (to maintain regularity, ease bloating, and can alleviate occasional constipation)*
- Helps improve stool hydration and ease of evacuation*
- May alleviate occasional gastrointestinal discomfort associated with increased intestinal transit time*
- Promotes healthy skin*
- Supports healthy immunological responses in the gastrointestinal tract *
- Promotes heart health*
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AND – Check out the amazing packaging!!!
The SEED Synbiotic comes in a beautiful glass jar and continues with monthly reflls—no single-use plastic in sight. Extra added coolness – MUSHROOMS grew this biodegradable packaging and it decomposes in soil within 30 days! The set even comes with a little travel-sized glass vial. So convenient!