This post is sponsored by Seed. All opinions are my own
What’s your greatest struggle right now? I asked this question in my instastories and answers that I received were all related to health. Similarly, being healthy is one of my greatest concerns. With 2 immediate family members with major chronic illnesses and living through a pandemic I know firsthand that I can’t be passive about my healthy living regiment or my gut health. Everyday there are certain goals that I have in mind that I would like to complete.
When 2021 started, I sat down with my family and discussed our goals. We all talked about a few changes that we needed to make. I also agreed that we would act as accountability partners for each other. We agreed to help each other stay on track by working on our goals together. At first, I mapped out a plan so we had a written record of our goals so we wouldn’t forget them. Now, several weeks later, it’s time for us to do our first assessment on how everything is going.
Here are the top 3 questions that I’m asking myself:
✅ Have I been to exercising for 30min/day?
✅ Have I been taking my supplements?
✅ Have I reduced my daily social media time?
To be fully transparent, I have not completed all of my goals everyday, but I am aware of them and I am still working on completing each one. I have not given up and that’s the most important lesson.
Probiotics are not new
I have been learning about probiotics for years, but this is the first time that I’m adamant about ensuring my gut health is doing well and boosting my immune system. In order to stay on track, I partnered with Seed, a company that makes a daily symbiotic. Now Seed is my new go-to supplement for my gut health.
What are Synbiotics?
Earlier I referred to Seed as a synbioic, here’s why, according the NIH’s article Probiotics: What You Need To Know, “Synbiotics are products that combine probiotics and prebiotics. In addition, prebiotics are nondigestible food components that selectively stimulate the growth or activity of desirable microorganisms and probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits.
Personally, the more I learned about probiotics, the more skeptical I became. Therefore, I was very cautious about buying probiotics because they are not all equal. Some companies produce a higher quality of bacteria strains than others.
What makes Seed different?
When I learned about Seed I was willing to partner with them because they took the time to educate their consumers and deliver premium quality products, which is different from most probiotics on the market.
One aspect that stood out to me was Seed creates different products based on the biological gender of a person. In fact, the company teaches that men and women do not have the same type of gut microbiomes.
According to Seed
“Our strain collection includes probiotic strains banked in Italy, Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Spain, Japan, and the United States. Our collection of strains, methods of use, finished formulations, and scale-up processes are unique to Seed and not found in yoghurt, fermented foods, or ‘probiotic’ beverages. All of our strains have GRAS and/or QPS (Qualified Presumption of Safety) status under the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA). They are not cultured with, and are free from the 14 Classes of Allergens defined in Annex IIIa of Directive 2007/68/EC.Directive 2007/68/EC.”
Right now, I am taking only one Seed Synbiotic and after 2 weeks I will increase the dose to 2 capsules.
Since I just started taking Seed this week, I can’t provide a review yet, but I can share my journey of how I feel after taking it each week.
What outcome do I desire?
I want seed to help boost my immune system to keep me healthy so when I am exposed to germs I don’t get sick. Next, I want to lose some of my stomach fat so I have a slender figure and smaller love handles.
Want to join me and make sure that you have optimal gut health? If so, please use the code cleverlychanging15 which will give your community 15% off the first month of their Daily Synbiotic subscription.
Do you have any questions that you’d like answered about probiotics and gut health? If so, please leave your question in the comments below.
Please stay tuned and visit my post because over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing my experience right here on my blog and my social media pages.
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