What is digestive enzyme therapy?
Digestive enzyme therapy is the use of plant or animal-based dietary supplements to aid in digestion and promote balanced metabolism.*
All of our products are of plant origin, meaning they are 100% vegetarian/vegan. Although the body is equipped with enzymes that
perform digestive actions, certain conditions can affect their production and effectiveness. States of disease and aging are both factors
affecting enzyme production and action.
What is a digestive proteolytic enzyme?
Proteolytic enzymes break down proteins into their building-blocks, which are called amino acids. The body requires 20 different amino
acids, 8 of which are referred to as essential amino acids because they cannot be synthesized by the human body. These essential amino
acids must be obtained from the food we eat. Without sufficient proteolytic enzymes, the body is unable to break down and absorb these
necessary nutrients. Failure to fully digest proteins can result in undesirable symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramping, flatulence
How long should I take digestive enzymes before feeling results?
digestive enzymes should be taken 5-10 minutes prior to eating. The typical, recommended dose is 1 to 2 capsules per meal. There are
several variables that may affect the required dosage, for example:
Content of meal
Size of meal
Severity of intolerance
Depending on these variables, along with one’s individual response to digestive enzyme therapy, the dose can be as high as 2-3 capsules per meal. It is advisable to experiment with dosage, considering there is no upper limit or adverse effects in exceeding your supplement needs.
What if I miss a dose?
Since digestive enzymes aid in digestion of food that is otherwise difficult to tolerate, finding yourself without them may be tricky.
However, although digestive enzymes are recommended to be taken prior to a meal, if you find yourself missing a dose, we recommend
that you take them directly after your meal. Don’t worry; they’ll be just as efficient.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are rare, but not impossible. Mild cramping may occur, as the intestinal lining begins to cleanse. Other rare, but reported side
effects include minor gastrointestinal disturbances, like bloating or gas. Starting off at a low dose can minimize any possible side effects.
Side effects should clear with regular use, after a tolerance is established.
Can I open the capsule and pour it onto my food instead of swallowing the capsule?
If you find that you have trouble swallowing the capsules, pouring its contents onto food is definitely an option. You may also open the
capsule into a glass of water, being sure to drink the entire glass. If you choose to take the enzymes this way, it is best to consume the
entire content as soon as possible to ensure you are receiving the full benefits within your body (rather than on your plate).