These days the science is very clear when it comes to the important role probiotics play in promoting and sustaining gut health. Unfortunately, most people get their information about probiotics from TV doctors, health bloggers, and international food conglomerates, who are trying to sell “probiotic” supplements, foods, and beverages that don’t actually provide any known health benefits. However, there is one collective of scientists, doctors, researchers, and entrepreneurs that is trying to fight pseudoscience and dispel the myths and misinformation surrounding probiotics. This collective is called Seed, and their flagship product, the Daily Synbiotic, might just be the most scientifically advanced probiotic product in the world.
Over the last few decades, scientists have significantly advanced our understanding of the human microbiome and the role it plays in our overall health.If you don’t know, the human microbiome is the complex community of over 38 trillion microorganisms that live in and on the human body. What scientists have discovered is how this “ecosystem” can affect just about every system in the human bodies, including the digestive system, immune system, and even the cardiovascular system. Scientists have also identified specific strains of bacteria that can positively impact specific systems in the human body when administered in the right quantities. Today, we refer to these strains as probiotics.
Unfortunately, as soon as scientists started talking about probiotics, marketing agencies co-opted the term. As a result, you can find all sorts of products at your local grocery store that claim to have “probiotics.” However, they’re not real probiotics at all. Almost none of them disclose the specific strains and quantities of bacteria in their formulations. Very few have proven their “benefit” claims in human clinical trials. And very few have been scientifically proven to survive digestion, a fact that takes the phrase “flushing your money down the toilet” to a whole new level.
Fortunately, at Seed, they do things differently. In collaboration with academic institutions and research partners in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Japan, and the United States, Seed’s collective of scientists and researchers isolated over 20 naturally occurring probiotics strains that have been shown to produce very specific health benefits in over 23 strain-specific, double-blind, placebo-controlled, published clinical studies. Seed then combined these probiotics with prebiotics, which are plant fibers and compounds that feed the good bacteria in your gut.
The result of all this research is Seed’s Daily Synbiotic, a next-generation probiotics formulation. It takes a strain-specific approach in order to benefit not just digestive health, but heart health, skin health, immune function, reproductive health, gut barrier integrity, and anti-oxidative stress as well.
One of the keys to the Daily Synbiotic’s efficacy is Seed’s groundbreaking ViaCap 2-in-1 capsule technology, which solves one of the biggest problems most probiotics products face—keeping the probiotic strains alive as they travel through the digestive system. With ViaCap, an inner capsule containing probiotics is placed inside an outer capsule containing a patented blend of liquid prebiotics sourced from Indian pomegranate and Scandinavian chaga mushroom and pine bark. The outer capsule and its contents act as an additional barrier, protecting the live microorganisms of the inner capsule from stomach acid, safeguarding their viability through the digestive process.
Seed’s Daily Synbiotic comes in two different formulations: one designed specifically for males, and one designed specifically for females. So what’s the difference between the two?
Seed’s Male Daily Synbiotic includes 20 probiotic strains native to the human body, clinically studied in peer-reviewed publications to impact digestion, cardiovascular health, and metabolism, as well as preserve gut barrier integrity and mitigate oxidative stress. The male formulation also has two strains found to improve muscle recovery and associated inflammatory markers.
Seed’s Female Daily Synbiotic includes 24 probiotic strains native to the human body. These strains have also been clinically studied in peer-reviewed publications to impact digestion, cardiovascular health, and metabolism, as well as preserve gut barrier integrity and mitigate oxidative stress. The female formulation also includes probiotics strains specifically tested in female populations, where they were shown to improve skin health and boost the production of folate, which plays a crucial role in fertility and pregnancy.
Seed’s Daily Synbiotic is available only at seed.com via monthly subscription. When you subscribe, you receive a welcome kit with a refillable glass jar as well as a glass travel vial. Your monthly refills are sent in fully sustainable packaging, including compostable bio-based pouches, corn-based foam, and a tray made of mycelium (the part of mushrooms and fungi that give them structure).
If you’re ready to experience the full range of benefits of a healthy gut, click here to learn more about Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.
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