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 iHerb Customer on November 16 2010 | Verified Purchase
I was taking the plant enzyme from Now Foods, and when I ran out, I got this because it seemed to be a more complete enzyme formula. But, it works about the same as the plant enzyme. I like this product, but, for the price, I think I'll stick with the plant enzyme.
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 24 2013 | Verified Purchase
Half the price compared to Health food shops/ chemists in Australia, and thats for a basic enzyme blend. I have noticed that there is less bloating and more regularity with this product. It also reduces the stomach discomfort when eating dairy. I combine one of these capsules with a probiotic, lactase and l glutamine for each meal.
Posted by AnnaLL on November 2 2012 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 19 2011 | Verified Purchase
However I still bloat sometimes with meat (which I hadn't with enzymes from enzymatic therapy)Vegetables are digested well.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 11 2011 | Verified Purchase
WILL BE BACK FOR MORE. THANKS
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 24 2009 | Verified Purchase
Very good quality digestive help!
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 1 2010 | Verified Purchase
I have been using these enzymes now for a week or two. I didn't really expect to notice anything. But since a few days I "hear" my stomach when it's at work. Until I started taking these enzymes, my stomach always kept its manners and stayed silent. After a few googles, I must conclude that these enzymes make my stomach "happy", that it's good at work. I only take one tablet daily at breakfast.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 16 2009 | Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful product. My digestion has been much improved since I have been taking this digestive aid before meals.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 8 2017 | Verified Purchase
We've been using digestive enzymes for more than 20 years. ' used to keep a basic multi-enzyme product on hand + another for dairy + another for beans/onions, etc. No more. This one is near perfect.
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 20 2016 | Verified Purchase
I have been having headaches, stomach issues and dry cough for years. Though I have taken other enzymes recently which partially helps with the symptoms, these seem to make the symptoms even lesser, maybe even make all symptoms disappear. Will continue with this supplement. Starting to feel more energetic.