I have used NOW's pepzin, but this Doctor's brand is surely better since it only offers Pepzin whereas NOW includes 2 other herbs and additives... It may sound confusing why Doctor's is better, but after using NOW's for 2 months I have developed moderate stomach spasms whenever I take the pills due to either slippery elm or other herbs or additives in NOW's product...I suspect this is allergic reaaction... i can't take the product anymore. When I want to buy Pepzin, I want to buy Pepzin,.. not a combination of other things that really doesn't help me with stomach illness. Doc's product offers ony Pepzin and that is all I need!
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Posted by emanuela on Jun 20, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Not used regularly for long-term digestive issues (previous H. Pylori infection, GERD etc), because it does not help at all in the short term (made things worse). It seems that it is weaker than Source Naturals' which could be because they recommend taking two capsules twice a day (while Doctor's Best recommend just one capsule twice a day), the PepZin content in one capsule is the same. Other concern: The Doctor's Best PepZin GI bottle I purchased a year ago lists "calcium carbonate" as the first ingredient in the "other ingredients" list. Now, that is an unwelcome discovery, as this ingredient is used as an antacid and so could well impair digestion. Iherb does not list calcium carbonate, so you may want to double-check before you purchase. Hope this is useful.
Beware! You cannot take this if you are taking prescription meds.
Posted by Reviewer1914990 on Apr 04, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This product contains the antacid calcium carbonate -- i.e., Maalox. You may not use over-the-counter antacids if you are taking other acid-reducing medications, such as Prilosec or Nexium. Also, I think that it is slightly dishonest for the makers of this product to say that their "vitamins" are helping your GI tract, when really their "Maalox" is relieving symptoms.
Posted by 5210550381011458510 on Sep 25, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I am taking it about 20 days .i fell good as i had stomack pain befor . Now pain free after using gt. Think it has a good effect with gastraitis
helped little to no, made constipating.
Posted by 5606049692630820048 on Mar 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
used it for my gastritis and hyperacidicy, didn't seem to do much expect made me horribly constipated.
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