This is definitely one of the best digestive enzymes and best value for money. 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 high strength digestive blend. Basically, it contains 3x times a normal digestive blend will contain and it’s the highest possible strength available. It also contains specialised enzymes (other than just protease, lipase, amylase) to digest every food possible. 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 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 take 1 for a normal meal, 2 when I overeat and 3 when I am eating a buffet. This is currently one of my arsenals of supplements! Check out my page for more reviews!
Posted by karishma on July 12 2013 | Verified Purchase
I have tried several other Enzymes and these Enzymes are by far the best!! Check the quality ingredients and you will know what I mean!
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 8 2011 | Verified Purchase
I suffer from food intolerances, but occasionally I like to imbibe on food that I shouldn't eat. If I have just one of these tablets with that food, I find a massive reductioni n the nasty intolerance symptoms.. While I wouldn't recommend thesea s a substitute for self-discipline, they certainly soften the blow when I want to indulge! I also find that they reduce my appetite, which makes sense. If you can digest your food properly, your body isn't drying out for more!
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 28 2011 | Verified Purchase
I've tried so many digestive aids and this is by far the best.
Posted by FlyingDutchman on April 11 2011 | Verified Purchase
Works very well for me. Eliminates bloating and discomfort which I often get after eating.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 16 2011 | Verified Purchase
These are less expensive than the enzymedica brand and seem just as effective.
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 27 2010 | Verified Purchase
Was hoping one cap a each meal would do the trick; but unfortunately, need to take two with each meal. Will try Advanced Enzyme System next.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 21 2011 | Verified Purchase
I hadn't really noticed any difference with using enzymes from other brands. This one however is fantastic! I can feel my digestion improving.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 7 2015 | Verified Purchase
This is my favorite brand of digestive enzymes. I only have to take one with each meal and my stomach doesn't hurt any more.
Posted by Krisinsight on August 18 2010 | Verified Purchase
I would venture to say that these work as well as more expensive plant enzymes I have used. I do think I discovered that I needed animal based enzymes and these are plant based and thus good for vegetarians.
Posted by ChristianSen on January 19 2012 | Verified Purchase
Οne of best in the category of ferments. exceptional in the absorption of nutritious components of specifically proteins.