Digestive enzymes are particularly important for people who typically experience digestion issues (bloating, indigestion, diarrhea). They are designed to break down foods that give people issues; most commonly protein, fat, lactose and carbohydrates.
People with malabsorption (difficulty absorbing nutrients), will benefit from digestive enzymes as well because their body is better able to absorb the nutrients needed due to the breaking down of the food into digestible pieces.
Many of our digestive enzymes are formulated at higher dosages to help our customers who often deal with serious digestive issues.
We have three different kinds of digestive supplements; what is the difference between the 3?
Pancreatic enzymes: based on an extract from porcine pancreas. This enzyme has 90-95% similarity to human pancreatic enzymes. They have moderate enzymatic/digestive potency. Breakdown carbs (amylase), protein (protease) and fat (lipase). Especially important for people who have a pancreatic insufficiency. Where the pancreas is unable to produce or excrete normal amounts of digestive enzymes into the intestine.
Plant enzymes: are enzymes extracted from papaya, pineapple and other plant-based sources. They have moderate to strong enzymatic/digestive potency. Aid in the digestion of fibers, sugars, protein, fat and lactose, increasing the bioavailability and nutritional value of food.
Vegan enzymes: are enzymes extracted from medicinal molds, mushrooms and fruits and have the highest enzymatic/digestive potency. These are the highest digestive aid and facilitate the breakdown of protein, carbs, beans, lactose, veggies and fat. Safe for vegetarians and vegans.
The benefits that can come from digestive enzymes are:
1. Decreased stomach bloat and indigestion
2. Improvement of food digestion
3. Increased absorption of nutritional value from your food leading to a decrease in malabsorption
4. Increased energy
Digestive enzyme supplements side effects are rarely felt. The most common side effect is gastrointestinal discomfort and diarrhea.
Take 1-2 capsules with each meal. It is best to find a high quality, all-natural product that is free of additives. Expect to pay $15-$25 for a good quality product.