As a "femme d'un certain age" (48, if you must know), I am assuming that my stomach acid is no longer as strong as it used to be (that's what you read, at least). I take these to try and ensure that I absorb nutrients better and don't waste the good food I make for myself and my family. When I run out of them, I do feel the difference, so I've already re-ordered these several times. I can definitely recommend them, particularly if you are low in magnesium. You need strong stomach acid to absorb magnesium, so I sometimes even take these on an empty stomach (just one capsule) when I take my Dr's Best High Absorption magnesium between meals. With meals which are high in fat and/or protein, I sometimes take two. Oh, and I also like the fact that these also contain the gentian bitters. I sometimes use a liquid bitter and they do help to calm your stomach if you've had a heavy meal. So, five stars for this one, too!!!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 28, 2016 | Verified Purchase
this is a good product that does the job okay. The only problem here will be that its too low in pepsin, so you wont really get the effects that you would from ex. NOW's Betaine ( because of the lack of pepsin ) . Despite that, this is a good overall boost to any digestive supplement regime.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 25, 2009 | Verified Purchase
The added gentian bitters definetly help alot in this
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 28, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Take 2 at a beginning of a large meal and have no problems with digestion. Highly recommended.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 21, 2010 | Verified Purchase
This works well for acid reflux along with an expensive digestive enzyme product as long as I refrain from fried foods, chocolate, too much caffeine and too much alcohol
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 09, 2007 | Verified Purchase
REALLY HELPS ME DIGEST MY PROTEINS> WORKS GREAT!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 03, 2011 | Verified Purchase
First of all I like Doctor's Best as a brand and so therefore I trust this is a good product, helps with digestion when I take along with Doctor's Best Digestive Enzymes, we just take one of each with each meal and tremendously helps with bloating and gas.
Posted by katmakiah on Feb 24, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I've only been taking for a couple of weeks, but I do think this is helping with my digestion more than HCL and Pepsin alone were.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 23, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Cheaper than a Poliquin supplement and has exactly the same ingredients. Though I'm not convinced this supplement is necessary.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 25, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 03, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I'm not entirely sure that it was due to this product, but my gut felt ill when I was taking this. I have a leaky gut, so perhaps my gut's reaction isn't typical.