I tried the best probiotic on the market for two months. My thoughts.

Nov 19, 2019
A year ago, I began my journey with getting a prophylactic double mastectomy.  While I don’t have cancer, my family history isn’t great.  I wanted to decrease my risk of getting breast cancer significantly.  After two surgeries in a few months, and a ton of antibiotics, I knew that I needed to find the best probiotic to help my gut health, and immune system. 

Then I started to research, and you know what I discovered?  The word probiotic is everywhere, and none of it made any sense. (Don’t worry, I have a coupon code for you at the end!)   By reading beyond this point, you are agreeing to the use of commissioned based links (which is how I am able to bring you free content), and my updated privacy policy found here.

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Seed sends refill packs, to refill the glass jar every month.



The first thing that I did was go to the grocery store.  Holy cannolis, probiotic supplements were all over the place.  Some were refrigerated, with a billion cfus, some were in cleaning supplies, in fermented foods, some touted weight loss abilities, and others talked about boosting immunity.  It was pretty overwhelming, so I went home, and asked dr. google. 

What I found was this article from Mamavation. 

I look to Mamavation for quite a few things as she does third party testing of basically everything under the sun.  Anyway, she was looking at things like which strains are beneficial, which types actually can get past your stomach acid.  Things I had never even considered.  She even went into which probiotic strains, or types of bacteria, work on different systems of the body, and offer specific health benefits.

Bottom line is that there was one company who made the probiotic that performed the best...Seed.


Then I hopped on over to Seed to check it out.  I was very impressed by the level of research and care that go into their dietary supplements.  Their chief scientist, Dr Gregor Reid, chaired the WHO committee that defined what probiotics are in 2001.  So yeah, they might cost more than your drugstore probiotics and prebiotics, but they have thrown some serious scientific muscle behind every bottle.

Shall we chat about prebiotics for a second.  


Until I started this research, I didn’t know that you actually have to feed the beneficial bacteria that you introduce in a probiotic.  Prebiotics do that.  Ok, that threw me into another tailspin because adding a specific food to feed bacteria, or taking a prebiotic supplement seemed like a lot. Seed builds it into the capsule.  One less thing to think about.

So  do you have to always take probiotics?  


Well, yeah, they aren’t colony forming units.  Most of the good bacteria that you take are “transient microbes”.  They don’t survive to colonize, so you have to constantly replace them. 

What about fermented foods?


I eat yogurt, kimchi, kefir, etc.  Well, just because it contains live cultures, doesn’t mean that you are getting enough strains, or that they are even surviving past your stomach acid. 

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The traveling is awesome, but I get horribly constipated.


Can we have straight talk about constipation? 


 I tend to run in that direction, and pregnancy was awful for me.  When I travel, I am often MISERABLE due to constipation.  I have tried pretty much everything, and short of a laxative, nothing has worked. 

Seed has made a difference for me.  


I tried Seed for the first time about two months ago.  It was right after Expo East where I try lots (and LOTS) of weird food.  Not only food, but supplements, and anything that I might potentially recommend to you guys.  I won’t ever recommend something that I haven’t tried, or use at home.  Ever.

As you can imagine, that can wreak havoc on my system.  Then I went to Shiftcon, which is a really cool conference for crunchy media professionals, and I got horrible food poisoning.  As soon as I got home (and recovered) I tried SEED.  It worked.

They even send a travel container that will hold a week's worth of probiotic.  That is sooo awesome for when I travel.


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The Seed welcome package, with the travel vial included!


Even on the days when my diet was terrible (hello Halloween, and my son’s birthday on the same day and eating allll of the chocolate), I still went to the bathroom.  That is a new phenomenon for me.  I usually have to pay attention to what I am eating, drinking, and make sure I have coffee if I’m not regular.  I still went every day.

The insert discusses side effects while your body adjusts.  I didn’t have any.  


Seed suggested that I may have some upset stomach issues, gas, or other intestinal difficulties, but I didn’t notice anything out of the norm. 

Two weeks after I started, I went up to the recommended two capsules per day.  Again no issues.  A friend started taking it (she has Celiac), and gave it to her dad too.  They both reported a difference within a couple of weeks. I can’t really speak to that, as I’m not a doctor, but it was really exciting for me that it helped her!

Here is the good news, and a discount code.  You can use this link to take you to SEED, and use the code STAINEDWITHSTYLE for 15% off your first month of seed. They rarely do discounts, so jump on it!

Yes, its not cheap.  But I'm staying on it.  Let me know if it helps you too!



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