Up front, I’d like you to know that this is a sponsored post. But it’s only that because it’s something I’ve tried and it was effective for me, so I wanted to share with you. And with that out of the way, how about a little story?
I’d always been very healthy in my youth. Played sports, studied martial arts, played high school football. But, in my twenties I began having severe gastrointestinal issues. My gut was seemingly super sensitive to everything, causing me to have to pull over frequently to use public restrooms. It got to the point where I would get nervous if I had to travel somewhere and knew there was going to be limited or no access to a toilet but in my thirties I began figuring out what was going on and how to deal with it.
Now, I’d always been very in tune with my body as a result of my early martial arts studies and other personality traits but it took me some time to figure out what was causing my GI distress and then more time to execute the type of dietary lifestyle which would eventually enable me to squash the issue. Now, around the time I figured out and dealt with my issues, my wife began having some serious health issues whose symptoms would include gastrointestinal distress which would stick with her up until recently, with no fix, just the bandaids of certain medications.
In other words, we’re a family who had some digestion and poop issues. “Everybody poops,” but not everybody poops well.
Around December, my dear friend Leah Segedie approached me with a product she thought I should give a try. I told her that I don’t know how much it would do for me because after being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I’d really gotten my diet under control, eating a majority of it plant-based. The product was, what I thought at the time, a “probiotic” and, frankly, I was digesting and pooping just fine thanks to a mix of very high fiber intake from whole foods and my system working optimally due to a healthy amount of gym activity- I was powerlifting pre-COVID19 lockdowns. But she said it was amazing and that I should give it a shot.
So I did. Eventually.
Before I could try out Seed, they required you to go through several hours of education about the company, prebiotics and probiotics. A combination they call a “symbiotic.” This is all facilitated through a series of Instagram posts at the page, @seeduniversity and is quite intuitive, enlightening, and fun – at least for the curious and nerdy types like myself.
Since I’d been doing quite a bit of study on diabetes and the potential effects of our screwed up gut biomes, some of the info I was already aware of, but much of it was new to me. So, what is a “synbiotic?” Seed’s synbiotic is a mix of their clinically studied probiotic which contains 24 naturally occurring strains not found in yogurt or fermented foods and beverages, AND prebiotics which you can think of as food which feeds your gut bacteria and the living organisms which are probiotics.
So, in this case, the difference wasn’t night and day for me. That is until COVID hit. My diet took a hit and so did my workout routine but my gastrointestinal didn’t. I kept taking Seed while my normal fitness routine was interrupted and my body, to a degree, kept on as if there’d been no material change in habits. But for my wife, the impact of Seed on her body has been nothing short of remarkable. And that’s an understatement.
For years, beginning after our first child, she’s had problems with her gastrointestinal tract, among other things. She had a severe, undiagnosed health issue for almost a decade which dramatically affected her appetite and her ability to eat without feeling nauseous. And once a doctor finally diagnosed her, and resolved that primary issue, her appetite never returned and her nausea after meals persisted. Now, she did find early on that certain aids would help her with her appetite and nausea but those were crutches and not cures. Seed sent me a fairly significant supply of product to try out the first go ‘round so I shared with my wife because she’d been trying probiotics in an effort to help her with getting her stomach right. And they weren’t working. She tried mostly yogurt products like Activia, to no avail. But a couple weeks into using Seed and she saw MAJOR changes in her gut biome. Using Seed alone, she had an appetite and no nausea after meals. Period. No medicine needed to help, just Seed. She was amazed at how effective those two pills everyday were, when everything else she’d tried just wasn’t effective. So, after over a couple decades of dealing with loss of appetite and nausea, which has impacted her so greatly… she’s fine. Full disclosure, if you read this and order here, I am going to get a percentage of that. Full full disclosure, I don’t have hundreds of thousands of followers so as a California resident, it probably isn’t going to be enough to move the needle. Let’s be honest. But, I’m convinced and I’m now a customer myself. I don’t get this product free. I did get free product to try, and while they were out of stock online and after I’d shared how this has been life changing for my wife, they sent along a care package from what they’d had in their office. That kind of solidified the customer for life thing. They’ve changed my wife’s life for the better and they cared enough to take care of us BEFORE I’d even done anything for them in return.
So check them out at seed.com, give them a try and see if they’re right for you. It’s a subscription service, $45 USD a month, but that’s pretty much the cost of some high quality supplements. Let me know what you think and how they’ve worked for you if you give them a try. Everybody’s body is different and it may be manna for you, or not worth continuing the subscription. I’d be interested to know your result.