This is definitely one of the better digestive enzymes. 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 low strength digestive blend.. It also contains a few specialised enzymes (other than just protease, lipase, amylase) to digest the more common food. The caps are vegetarian, very small and easy to swallow. This product also contains multiple strains of protease, lipase, cellulase and amylase. This is because different enzymes function between pH value range. 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 find the dosage is more suitable for a light meal or quick snack. For heavier meal, you probably want to be taking a medium-high strength digestive blend As for price, this product is quite expensive. The company Enzymedica is the best enzymes producer. The products are very trustworthy and are of high quality but it’s also much more expensive. The supplements contain no fillers, binders or flow agents. You can try Now Foods or Doctor’s Best brand if you want cheaper but high strength and quality enzymes products. Check out my page for more reviews!
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 24 2013 | Verified Purchase
Don't help a lot after a heavy meal. I prefered "Nature's Answer, Daily Digestive Enzyme" which helped me a lot, in a matter of minutes.
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 18 2012 | Verified Purchase
this digestive enzyme is a bit weak and too expensive.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 14 2016 | Verified Purchase
Didnt work for me. I think the blend is to small , may be the reason.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 6 2011 | Verified Purchase
Did not work as well for me.
Posted by reformas-valencia on October 16 2015 | Verified Purchase
is poor product
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 15 2017 | Verified Purchase
Doesn't seem to help me digest.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 8 2017 | Verified Purchase
It seems to cause yeast issue for my autistic son, and yeast is usually not an issue for him. I'll give it 2 stars for its neutral flavour and taste.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 12 2015 | Verified Purchase
I think Now food is better.
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 16 2014 | Verified Purchase
I don't feel the effect of this enzyme. Very weak product.
Posted by LouLou on June 22 2014 | Verified Purchase
I way prefer a Source Naturals this does not agree with me at all.
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