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Seed Probiotics Review + Exclusive Coupon

Updated 5/29/2020 based on Seed’s updated formulation.

Seed is a new probiotic/prebiotic that caught my eye for a few reasons: the science behind the formulation, the ingredients, and if I’m being totally honest, the packaging. (It’s gorgeous! And it turns out Seed has thought a lot about sustainability in packaging, too.)

If you aren’t familiar, Seed is $49.99 a month, and they offer a 30 day risk-free guarantee. You can also save 15% off your first month with coupon code MSA15.

I’ve been taking it for over 60 days now, so I wanted to give you my honest take on this probiotic subscription, what you should expect, and if I think it’s worth it.

What I am looking for: A gentle, allergen-free probiotic. 

First, I should give you some context on what I’m looking for in a probiotic supplement. I have a super sensitive stomach, so a probiotic that can help my gut health is the dream, but of course, trying out different probiotics can actually upset my stomach, so finding the perfect one is quite the challenge.

I’m also intolerant to gluten and dairy, so in addition to needing a probiotic that would be gentle on my stomach, I also needed an allergen-free one. I have tried multiple probiotics over the years (ranging from super pricey ones to relatively inexpensive probiotics from Nature Made), and hadn’t found one I loved enough to keep ordering.

Bascially, my stomach/body is pretty high-maintenance when it comes to any type of supplement. I am a challenge when it comes to vitamins/probiotics/and just about anything else. And while everyone’s body is different, I’m hoping that if a supplement doesn’t upset my stomach, it’s a good indicator that it should be gentle enough for most people.

Now, let’s open the box, and let me walk you through what you should expect in your first shipment:

First, let’s talk about the lovely (and sustainable) packaging. The Synbiotic (Probiotic +Prebiotic) comes in a frosted green glass jar. And the capsules even coordinate:

In addition to the standard-sized jar, you also get a mini tube of a jar for travel:

This should hold at least a week’s worth of doses. After this initial shipment, you’ll receive your refills in a slim mailer to restock the jars – again, they are doing their best to minimize packaging, and keep things sustainable. (The refill packaging is made from corn foam which disolves in water. I never thought I’d say this about figuring out how to properly recycle/dispose of packaging – but disolving the corn foam was fun!)

Also, see that mycelium tray keeping the jars in place? It’s made from mushrooms and it decomposes naturally in the soil within 30 days! (Check out all the details on their packaging here.)

And they even have space photography incorporated into the info booklet! They are checking all the boxes for me!

OK, now on to the actual supplement!

Can you see the second capsule inside the outer green capsule? Seed uses a 2-in-1 capsule to protect against stomach acid and ensure that the probiotic makes it to your colon. (The outer capsule is the prebiotic, the inner capsule is the probiotic.)

Here are the basics of this formulation:

The Daily Synbiotic combines clinically-verified, naturally-occurring probiotic strains (not found in yoghurt, most supplements, or fermented foods and beverages) with a new class of patented plant-based, non-fermenting prebiotics sourced from Indian pomegranate and Scandinavian chaga mushroom and pine bark.

It’s the first to take a Microbe-Systems Approach with strain-specific benefits beyond digestive health, including heart health, skin health, gut immune function, reproductive health, gut barrier integrity, and oxidative stress.

The Daily Synbiotic is free from: Dairy • Gluten • Soy • GMOs • Binders • Fillers • Flowing Agents • Excipients • Preservatives • All 12 classes of allergens defined by (EFSA) – European Food and Safety Authority

It adheres to the following diets: Vegan • Vegetarian • Ketogenic

My experience trying Seed: 

I started the first few days taking only one capsule (per Seed‘s instructions), and went up to the full dose of 2 capsules on the 4th day. I experienced no stomach discomfort even in that first week, (PHEW!), and it has easily become part of my morning routine pre-coffee. (Seed recommends taking the Synbiotic on an empty stomach.) The capsules have no taste, so they are easy to swallow with just water.

Any difference after 2 months?

The Daily Synbiotic is supposed to help improve: gastrointestinal function, gut barrier integrity, cardiovascular health, metabolism and energy production, gut immune function, and oxidative stress.

Can I notice these differences? Honestly, for most of them it is tough to say for certain, and in cases where I do think I’ve seen improvements, I can’t always isolate the contributing factor(s). For example, I think my skin’s health has improved recently, but I’m also taking collagen supplements and always trying out different skincare beauty products thanks to subscription boxes. So it could be a combination of those things + Seed, it could be just Seed, not Seed at all, etc.

One thing I do feel relatively confident I can attribute to Seed is less bloat/stomach discomfort. And that’s a big deal for me. I also feel like anything I can do to improve my gut health is going to be very beneficial to my longterm health, so even if this was the only benefit from Seed, that’s more than enough for me.

Do I recommend Seed?

Honestly, if you already have an inexpensive probiotic that is working well for your needs, I’m not sure you need to upgrade. But if you haven’t found the right formula for your body yet, I definitely would recommend trying it. (They offer a 30-day risk-free guarantee, too, so that should give you enough time to see if it’s a good fit for you, and if it isn’t, just get a refund.)

Personally, I’m very impressed by the research and care that has gone into every aspect of making this product (including the packaging). I also appreciate that probiotics are all they do. Unlike other supplement companies that can have a large range of vitamins, probiotics, supplements, etc., Seed is only focused on making the best probiotic possible.

For now, I’m happy with the results, I’m continuing my subscription, and I’m probably going to end up signing my husband up for the men’s version, too.

If you’re interested in trying Seed, learn more about it here. And save 15% off your first month with coupon code MSA15.

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Comments (12)

  1. I want to know if I were to take it in the morning on an empty stomach, how long do I have to wait before eating or drinking coffee??
    Also, how long before I can take my other sups/ vitamins?

  2. Liz – Can you share how long you’ve been taking this supplement and are you still taking this, and your husband? Asking as my daughter has an autoimmune disorder that affects her skin severely, HS, and hair loss, alopecia; so, she is on a special diet avoiding certain foods like night shades, etc along immune suppressing medication. She also gets digestive issues; so, we’ve been researching this product & I found your helpful review; appreciate your reply!

  3. On my second month, thanks to your review! My digestive issues are so much better. Full disclosure, during week 3 and 4, they got a little worse. Seed has really helped me more than other probiotics.

    • OMG that is so great to hear that Seed is helping you! Thank you so much for letting me know!

  4. I’ve suffered from Seborrheic dermatitis since a kid, I’ve been taking Seed for 3 months and my face is completely clear! I haven’t had a flare up in 3 months.

  5. You mentioned having to take it on an empty stomach, would.you recommend taking it in the morning? Also, when taking other medication like thyroid meds which also need to be taken on an empty stomach and separate from all other meds, would this be ok to take at the same time?

    • The way I do it is to take my thyroid pill when I wake up and 1/2 hour later take the seed like they recommended for meal! Then15 to 1/2 I take my other supplements!

  6. i was just reading about it…interesting and so..organic it seems, the marketing is exquisite..humans, the earth..recycling, was thinking maybe too much hype..but your review did help might consider the 30 trial…

  7. This brand is AWESOME! My husband is off his stomach medicine after 2 months of using Seed, and we both have had major digestive health improvements.

  8. Thanks! Helpful insight for sure. Reading this convinced me to try it.

  9. Thank you so much for this review. It is very helpful! Very thorough and the part about the packaging made it a complete bonus in my book. Well done. :~)

    • Thanks! Glad the review helped! 🙂

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