Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, human-derived probiotics 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 available in both female (24 strains) and male (20 strains) formulations.
It’s the first to take a Microbe-Systems Approach with strain-specific benefits beyond digestive health, including heart health, skin health, immune function, reproductive health, gut barrier integrity, and oxidative stress. The female formulation is also the first to increase folate production from within the body.
Who should take the Daily Synbiotic?
The Daily Synbiotic is meant for humans ages 18+.
Why should I take the Daily Synbiotic?
You are home to a community of 38,000,000,000,000 microorganisms (mostly bacteria) that live in and on you. They perform critical functions like digesting food, managing inflammation, and synthesizing key vitamins, metabolites and neurotransmitters. This is your microbiome.
However, modern living disturbed the balance of this ecosystem. Antibiotic overuse combined with alcohol, sugar, tobacco, disrupted sleep, city-living, decreased breastfeeding, stress, poor diet, and other environmental factors, have depleted the diversity and richness of our microbiomes and impacted our health.
This goes beyond simple digestive issues. The first of its kind, our Daily Synbiotic delivers a range of clinically-verified, core benefits to the gastrointestinal system, which in-turn, influences immune, metabolic, cardiovascular, skin, urogenital, and systemic health.
What does the Daily Synbiotic do?
The Daily Synbiotic has been clinically-studied to provide benefits around gastrointestinal function, gut barrier integrity, cardiovascular health, metabolism and energy production, inflammation and immune function, and oxidative stress. The female formulation also includes additional benefits in folate production and dermatological health.
Why is the Daily Synbiotic different from other probiotics?
Our formulation contains over 20+ clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, human-derived strains that can’t be found in yoghurt, most supplements, or fermented foods and beverages. Where other probiotics incorporate strains from animal or soil, we only select strains that are naturally occurring in the human body. Our benefits are validated by 23+ strain-specific clinical studies and Seed’s own clinical research. Learn more about probiotics here.
A new class of prebiotics
While most prebiotics today fall into the category of dietary fibers such as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), or inulin, our Microbiota-Accessible Prebiotic [MAP] Blend introduces an entirely new class of patented, plant-based prebiotic compounds that are biotransformed by gut bacteria into beneficial metabolites for the body. These prebiotics includes polyphenols from Indian pomegranate, polysaccharides from Scandinavian chaga mushroom, and oligomeric proanthocyanidins from Scandinavian pine, and are non-fermentative, meaning, unlike FOS, GOS, and inulin, they are not fermented by gut bacteria (fermentative activity can sometimes cause discomfort). Learn more about prebiotics here.
Patented algae-delivery system
Bacteria are fragile—they are sensitive to light, temperature, and moisture. In many cases, they hardly survive the trip from manufacturer to store shelf, much less your digestive process (think stomach acids and bile). We took care of this. Our patented algae-delivery system ensures that bacteria stay alive and viable through all stages of digestion, and make it to your colon, where their work begins. This also means there’s no synthetic or chemical coating, and that the Daily Synbiotic is shelf stable for 18 months and requires no refrigeration at room temperatures up to 26 C / 79 F.
Currently, in the United States, probiotics and prebiotics are classified as supplements. Unfortunately, this also means they are more loosely regulated than foods or drugs. While we adhere to all FDA requirements, we actually look to meet and surpass more stringent global standards, such as European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Foods for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU) in Japan.
Is the Daily Synbiotic gluten-free? Vegan? Kosher?
The Daily Synbiotic is free from: Dairy • Gluten • Corn • 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 • Kosher • Halal • Ketogenic
Is the Daily Synbiotic safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, the Daily Synbiotic is safe to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, but as with all new changes during this time, we suggest that you speak with your physician.
Fun company fact: Seed Co-Founders Ara and Raja were introduced when Ara was pregnant. Her journey through pregnancy and breastfeeding (with Raja’s guidance and education) inspired their collaborative vision for Seed.
Are there any side effects when taking the Daily Synbiotic?
Just like with any new diet, product, or change, your body may experience a temporary acclimation period. In the first 3-5 days, you may feel some gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal tightness, mild nausea, or changes in your stool. This is very normal.
In fact, very often, you can actually feel the Daily Synbiotic working! An immediate physiological reaction is a sign that our probiotics are viable and attuning to your system as they move through your gastrointestinal tract. Any discomfort should subside within the first one to two weeks.
For your first week, we suggest this acclimation protocol:
Take 1 capsule, daily, for two days. Increase to 2 capsules at once, daily, for two days. Increase to full dose of 3 capsules at once, daily. (Or, when you feel ready.) You know your body best—try with food, at night before bed, or open capsules into water.
I'm transgender and transitioning, or intersex, which formulation is right for me?
If you have a body, you have a microbiome. No matter your sex, gender, sexual preference, or ethnicity, health is a human issue and health is inclusive.
Our Daily Synbiotic is distinguished by sex (female / male), not by gender (women / men). The female formulation addresses biological variances in the human body based on the presence of a vaginal microbiome, and contains specific probiotic strains clinically studied to benefit vaginal health.
That being said, we also recognize that there is a large population of intersex people who are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t ascribe to binary female or male, as well as some transgender humans who are in transition to another sex.
Through many conversations with friends in the transgender and intersex communities, and journalists, writers and, activists stewarding these important conversations, we’ve learned that some prefer we use language like ‘person with predominantly testosterone’ and ‘people with predominantly estrogen’. Given our commitment to comply with science and clinical research, we use female / male language consistent with how research is conducted today, though we will always strive to be most sensitive and empathic in our language and approach.
Both our formulations are safe to take, regardless of your sex or gender. If you need more specifics to determine which formulation is right for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out ([email protected]).
These conversations matter. Let’s keep having them in an open, inclusive, and safe way. We welcome any and all feedback and ideas about what else we can do or think about to better meet the needs of all humans.
How to Use
How do I take the Daily Synbiotic?
Adults—take 3 capsules daily, all at once. Preferably on an empty stomach, at least an hour prior to a meal containing fiber, or at night before bed. You may also open capsules and mix with water.
What is the serving size?
When will I feel something?
Everyone’s body is different, and the benefits you ‘feel’ (reduced bloating, more regular bowel movements, higher energy) are often just the most visceral ones.
Many people feel results in as a little as 24-48 hours due to localized benefits like improved digestion. Other longer term benefits like cardiovascular health and metabolic function may take longer, or you may not notice anything at all. That’s completely normal. As long as you continue your daily intake, those beneficial microbes are doing their work inside to program, sustain, and enhance your health.
Can I take this with other supplements?
Yes, the Daily Synbiotic is safe to take with other supplements.
Should I take with food?
We recommend taking the Daily Synbiotic on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour prior to a meal containing fiber. However, you know your body best—if it’s more comfortable for you to take with food, please feel free.
What happens if I take more than the recommended dose per day?
It’s safe to take more than the recommended dosage, though there is not necessarily any added benefit to do so.
What happens if I take the Daily Synbiotic when it's expired?
It’s safe to take if expired, however, we only guarantee potency and efficacy up til the expiration date. If your product is expired, please let us know and we will replace it free of charge.
I don't like swallowing capsules. Can I open the Daily Synbiotic and take it with water?
Can I keep these in my pill organizer?
We don’t recommend this, as bacteria are sensitive to light. Our jar is designed to protect the Daily Synbiotic so capsules should be stored in it. However, every first purchase comes with a complimentary travel vial, which holds 21 capsules (1 week’s worth), which is also safe for transporting your Daily Synbiotic on the go.
What happens if I miss a dose? Or a few doses?
There’s no harm if you miss a day, or even if you miss a few. But for optimal results, daily intake is encouraged.
This is because our probiotics are transient microbes, which journey through your colon (where the majority of your microbiome resides) to activate systemic benefits through programmed interactions with your existing bacteria and your body. This is why continuous intake is important—it’s the clinically-verified dosage to optimize for the most impact.
Do I need to refrigerate my Daily Synbiotic?
The short answer is no. No refrigeration necessary up to 26 C / 79 F.
It’s a question we receive often, especially since so many probiotics are sold in refrigerated section at grocery and natural retailers. Oftentimes, this refrigeration is a precaution to extend shelf life rather than a sign of ‘freshness’. In fact, if a probiotic does not survive at ambient temperature (79 degrees Fahrenheit) outside of the refrigerator, it can reflect weak stability of the product, low viable organism count, or inadequate overages in the formulation.
Our probiotic strains are stable up to 79 degrees Fahrenheit – so if your house is warmer than that for extended periods, it’s better to store the bottle in the refrigerator. At time of manufacture, we also include significant overages to counteract any short term heat based stress (both formulations contain 180% of viable probiotic cells at time of manufacture), which is an industry-leading practice.
If you do store the probiotic in the refrigerator after opening, please note that since the seal has been broken we recommend storing the jar inside an airlock container or Ziploc bag to minimize exposure to moisture and condensation from the refrigerated interior.
Do I have to sign up for a subscription?
Yes. We believe that probiotics and prebiotics, alongside diet, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle, are cornerstone tools to building foundational health. Clinical research shows that continuous, daily intake is the best way to get the most out of your synbiotic. By signing up for a subscription, you’ll easily be able to build the Daily Synbiotic into your routine.
But we want you to feel good about what you’re taking. That’s why we want you to try the Daily Synbiotic, risk-free for 30 days. You can also reschedule or cancel your subscription easily from your account at any time.
What does a subscription to the Daily Synbiotic include?
Your monthly subscription includes a 30-day supply (90 capsules). Your first month’s shipment is your Welcome Kit. It includes a reusable glass jar holding your first month’s supply, some Seed reading materials, and a free travel vial that holds a week’s worth of your Daily Synbiotic.
Why does my second month's shipment look different from the first?
Cool—you’ve met our sustainable refill system!
The planet is really important to us, so we’re constantly looking for materials that are sustainable and Earth-friendly, without sacrificing the safety and protection of your Daily Synbiotic. Our jars are made of glass, which is infinitely recyclable, but the less we put out there, the better. That’s why we ask you to keep your reusable glass jar and send you monthly refills instead.
All shipments after your first will come in a certified home-compostable, bio-based pouch that is oxygen and moisture resistant, while being planet-safe. It’s easy—just open the pouch and refill your jar.
How do I sign up for a subscription?
To order online, simply visit our Product page, select Male or Female Daily Synbiotic, and proceed to checkout.
I'm having trouble logging into my account.
Apologies for any confusion—we’ve migrated to a new platform so we can work better for you (and your microbes). To ensure your existing account is synced with our new platform, kindly reactivate—this will allow you to manage your subscription, payment information, and shipment schedule.
You can cancel your subscription in your account or by contacting SeedCare. Sorry to see you go—we’ll miss you (and your microbes)!
Why is the Daily Synbiotic only available for preorder?
Apologies! Our Daily Synbiotic is currently sold out and will be available to ship in early 2019. You may preorder yours here. Need help? You can reach us at [email protected].
What if I want to cancel my preorder?
You may cancel your preorder at any time prior to shipment. Simply email [email protected] and we’ll get the cancellation processed for you.
I lost/broke my glass jar. How can I get a replacement?
No worries, it happens! Just get in touch with us—[email protected], and we’ll ship you a new one right away.
I lost/broke my glass travel vial. How do I get a replacement?
No worries, it happens! Just get in touch with us—[email protected], and we’ll ship you a new one right away.
How do I review my orders, order history, or tracking information?
You’ll receive an order confirmation email when you first sign up and a shipping confirmation email when your product is ready to ship. You can also view all of this information in your account or by contacting SeedCare.
How do I update my shipping and billing information?
You can update your shipping and billing information in your account or by contacting SeedCare.
I'm traveling—is there a way to put my subscription on hold?
Of course! You can go into your account and reschedule your upcoming shipment for any date in the future. Once you do, we’ll automatically update any further monthly shipments.
Don’t forget to pack your travel vial! 😉
Shipping + Billing
What payments do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. We unfortunately currently cannot accept cash, checks, money orders, bitcoin, or hugs. 🙂
How much is shipping?
Shipping is free, always.
How much are returns?
There’s no need to send product back to us for a return. If you decide in the first 30 days that the Daily Synbiotic is not right for you, we’ll refund you fully, no questions asked. For all subsequent shipments, you may reschedule or cancel at any time from your account.
Will I be charged sales tax?
We are required to collect sales tax for orders shipping to California. All other states are currently tax-free.
Do you ship internationally?
We currently ship to all 50 U.S. states free of charge, as well as APO/FPO addresses, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. We’ll begin worldwide shipping soon.
When will my package arrive?
Your first order should arrive within 3-5 business days after your order is placed. Once your order ships, we’ll email you a tracking link so you can keep an eye out for it. Subsequent shipments will arrive in time to refill your monthly supply.
When will my credit card be charged?
You are billed each month when your monthly order ships, using the payment method you have on file. This charge will occur approximately every 26 days, unless you cancel.
When will I be charged for my preorder?
You may see an authorization for $0 on your card once you purchase your preorder. This is a common bank practice for handling debit and credit card transactions to ensure account authenticity.
A pre-authorization for the purchase amount may occur just before shipping and is the practice within the banking industry of authorizing electronic transactions done with a debit card or credit card, and if requested, holding the amount owed as unavailable either until we clear the transaction (ship you the product) or the hold “falls off.” Debit card authorization holds can fall off your account (thus rendering the balance available again) anywhere from 1–8 days after the transaction date depending on the bank’s policy. Credit card holds may last as long as 30 days, depending on the issuing bank.
If your order was declined, denied, or canceled, this preauthorization will clear on its own (depending on your bank, anywhere from 1-8 business days). If your order is successful, the preauthorization will turn into a charge once your order ships. If your order is delayed for any reason, the preauthorization may clear within a few days then come back as a charge once your order ships.
Seed does not have the capability to release the bank’s temporary hold on authorized funds. Therefore we cannot be held responsible for the policies of your banking institution regarding the holding of authorized funds. Please contact your issuing credit card company or bank directly for more specific information.
How can I trust that my saved payment and personal information is secure?
Will my Daily Synbiotic survive being shipped in the heat?
We’ve developed our Daily Synbiotic to be shelf stable up to 18 months in temperatures up to 79 F / 26 C, without refrigeration. But due to rising temperatures and how hot delivery trucks can get especially during summer months, we have taken extra precaution in certain geographical areas. This means during the hottest summer months, you may receive your package with an ice pack. Depending on the temperature of your home (or where you are traveling), please follow the recommended storage guidelines.
One of my items arrived damaged. What do I do?
Yikes! So sorry that happened. For defective or damaged items, please reach out to SeedCare—[email protected]—and we’ll ship you a replacement immediately.
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