In case you haven’t heard, Seed’s adult product, DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic, is kind of revolutionary when it comes to probiotics. Here’s a quick primer in case you’re unfamiliar. (Editor’s note: I’ve been taking these ever since this review with no plans to switch…honest.) So, when I heard that the brand launched a synbiotic for kids, my interest piqued.
I have a 13-month-old and due to a bout with thrush as a newborn (linked to a cesarean birth), he’s been introduced to probiotics ever since week two. According to immunologist Dr. Azza Gadir, “The first microbes you are exposed to are that of your biological mother, through a process called “seeding” that begins in the womb and crescendos at birth with an introduction to the outside world at delivery. These first microbes mark the inception of a child’s microbiome, and at the same time, form the foundation of a child’s immune system. Without them, our bodies wouldn’t know how to distinguish between benign (read: harmless) substances and pathogenic (read: harmful) invaders. Translation? Immunity is not just innate—it’s also learned—and our microbiome plays a critical role in training our bodies to recognize threats.”
Seed’s pediatric product, PDS-08™ Pediatric Daily Synbiotic, is a clinically studied, 2-in-1 powdered synbiotic (9 probiotic strains and a fiber-based prebiotic) developed to support whole-body health in children aged 3-17. In addition to 18 strain-specific clinical studies validating benefits for gut, skin, and respiratory health, PDS-08 has been clinically studied to support easy, regular poops—without stimulants (hallelujah). It also offers five grams of prebiotic fiber—one of the most important nutrients for our bodies (and one of the hardest for kiddos to get enough of through diet.).
While my little one isn’t old enough to take this just yet, I connected with the brand—whose co-founder is also a mother—and a few experts to get all the details on the new offering. Here are five reasons that why this product a great choice for your kids in a category, like probiotics, that can be very confusing to navigate.