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Good but can be better as well!
Posted by Supplementsdiy on Nov 17, 2013
Enzymes are needed in every metabolic function in our body. Even the minerals and vitamins required enzymes to work. When we unprocessed, uncooked raw food, the enzymes in the food will naturally help to break down the food and leaving little work for our stomach to break it. However, when we eat processed or cooked food, all the enzymes are dead and our body will need a lot of enzymes to finish the work. Our pancreas (main enzyme producer) will have to work hard to produce the enzymes and even divert the enzymes needed for other bodily function. Even wonder why we feel so sleepy, sluggish and having energy crash after a heavy processed or cooked meal, this is the reason why! You will notice that this is not same when you eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables instead. When your body has to divert the enzymes for production for food, it actually compromises your physical and mental energy, immune system, stamina and etc! Taking digestive enzymes helps to make your food nutrients bioavailable for absorption, reduce food allergies, reduce stomach discomfort, loose stools, bloating etc and takes stress off your pancreas. It is believed that we can only produce a limited amount of enzymes in our life and you certainly don’t want to exhaust it in on your food. The less you use, the healthier, longer your life. Studies have shown that almost everyone over 50 has enlarged pancreas due to overstressed! For those who don’t know about enzymes products, it is considered a medium strength digestive blend. Basically, it contains 2x times a normal digestive blend will contain. It also contains specialised enzymes (other than just protease, lipase, amylase) to digest every food possible. It comes with 252mg of botanical blend and it’s unnecessary in an enzyme product but no harm though. The caps are vegetarian, not too big and easy to swallow. This product also contains multiple strains of protease and amylase. This is because different enzymes function between pH value ranges. It is to ensure that you can enjoy food across different digestive organs (eg stomach is acidic, small intestine is mild alkaline). The best way to take this is to take it 5 min before eating to allow the capsules to dissolve first or uncap and take it just before eating. Generally, I take 1 for a normal meal, 2 when I overeat and 3-4 when I am eating a buffet. I will probably not used this again as the supplements contain a lot of fillers, binders or flow agents such as magnesium stearate! Pricewise, it is also a lot more expensive than even higher strength enzymes. Check out my page for more reviews!
Eating well now
Posted by Reviewer1764760 on Mar 22, 2007
I used to not be able to eat onions and other things which make food taste better, etc. After taking this for awhile, I can eat onions and alot more. This works. My husband and I love it!
Posted by Reviewer2794305 on Sep 06, 2007
I have tried several brands of digestive enzymes and find this one really works...no more digestive problems.
Posted by Reviewer2417771 on Mar 28, 2007
I've tried several other brands of digestive enzymes, these have helped the most. When I take two of these before a meal, I no longer have any problems.
The second best I've tried
Posted by Reviewer1092290 on Aug 28, 2008
In my experience Digest Gold by Enzymedica is a little better, but since they raised the price significantly I'm going with Omega-Zyme from now on! At a certain point supplement prices just becomes ridiculous.
It's a good product, but...
Posted by Reviewer2158908 on Nov 08, 2010
Very good product. It helps digest onions and similar gas forming foods. Though, I found this product to be too strong for me(I guess, some ingredients are very high doses here). It excretes too much water. Or you have to have a very! big and rich meal to use it. I tried half a caplet; felt just a bit better. I hope, it is an adjustment period fo me... I will return here later with a follow up. As for now, I guess, half a pill will laast a looong time :)
Best Digestive Enzyme
Posted by Reviewer2392384 on Jan 24, 2007
It is the best digestive enzyme I have tried.
Posted by Reviewer2427671 on Jan 18, 2008
Started taking this product after my ibs flared and I developed diverticulitis. Helps immensely with the constipation battle! Won't ever be without it again!!
garden of life, q-zyme, digestive enzyme blend
Posted by Reviewer2624131 on Feb 12, 2009
excellent product, i have taken it before and am very happy with it.
Posted by Reviewer2655615 on Nov 30, 2009
I take 3-4 with meals and 1-2 with snacks. Helps digestion. One of the best enzymes I have taken. Better than Enzymedica. Also, when feeling bloated or gassy I take some on an empty stomach. They are great!!