Seed Expanded Into Kid’s Probiotics and This One’s Editor-Approved—Here’s Why

Seed PDS-08 Pediatric Daily Synbiotic

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.

1. First things first, it supports easy, frequent poops—without stimulants.

It's easy to find kids’ probiotics. It's harder than it should be to find the evidence backing them up. In line with Seed’s mission to set a new standard in probiotics, PDS-08™ Pediatric Daily Synbiotic was studied in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to demonstrate benefits like easy, frequent poops, and support of healthy regularity and digestive function in children experiencing intermittent constipation.

2. It has benefits beyond the gut.

PDS-08™ is formulated with 9 strains clinically studied for additional whole-body health benefits, including gastrointestinal health, respiratory health and dermatological health. It is the first multi-strain synbiotic shown to be tolerable and health-promoting in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of children aged 3-17. And it was shown to enrich Bifidobacterium in the microbiome.

3. It bridges the fiber gap with 5 grams per serving.

Ninety-five percent of children and adults in the US do not reach their daily recommended fiber intake. With five grams of prebiotic fiber per serving, PDS-08™ is a meaningful and easy complement to a healthy diet.

4. The sustainable packaging is designed for busy parents.

Aside from the fact that you can purchase a monthly subscription (convenient!), the 30-day supply of PDS-08™ comes in a refillable, aluminum BacTrac™ container with a built-in daily tracking system so you never miss a day. Plus, you can take it with you anywhere thanks to a biofilm sachet which protects each daily dose against oxygen and moisture—no refrigeration required.

5. The product is well-tolerated and easy on the tummy.

Laxatives remain one of the primary methods for treatment of intermittent constipation, but often cause uncomfortable side effects (excessive gas, bloat, cramping or abdominal pain). At the same time, research shows that laxative use can result in a decrease in diversity of the gut microbiome (yikes). For those worried about potential discomfort for your little ones, I found peace of mind that in the randomized controlled trial conducted on PDS-08™, there were no observed side effects or GI distress— which are commonly reported effects with many fiber-based dietary supplements, probiotics and high-dose fermentable prebiotics. Phew.

Need more incentive? We’ve got a discount code for you. To try PDS-08™ Pediatric Daily Synbiotic or DS-01™ for yourself use the code “PUREWOW15” at checkout.

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VP, Design + Branded Content

Angela Pares is the VP of Design + Branded Content at Gallery Media Group, where she oversees the ideation and execution of sponsored content campaigns across PureWow, ONE37pm and...