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When You Should Take Digestive Enzymes

You may know digestive enzymes as supplements that replace digestive functions that have been depleted or compromised over time. But how do you know if you should start adding digestive enzymes to your daily supplement routine? When should you take them during the day? Let’s take a deeper look. 


What are digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are a key component of the digestive process. These proteins are needed to break down food so that it can be passed through your intestines and absorbed by your body. For many people, this is a naturally occurring process that can be enhanced by eating natural sources of digestive enzymes. These foods include papaya, mango, sauerkraut, and avocados. 

How do you know if you should take digestive enzyme supplements?

If your body doesn’t make enough digestive enzymes naturally, you might feel bloated, gassy, or have diarrhea after meals. Digestive enzymes can help optimize the digestion process, restore stomach acid that aids in healthy GI function, enhance nutrient absorption, and soothe stomach discomfort. 

When should I take digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes should be taken before, or during a meal. Do not take digestive enzymes on an empty stomach -- this will cause increased stomach discomfort. If you generally suffer from bloat and gas, digestive enzymes should lessen your symptoms within just a few days. It should be noted that you can take digestive enzymes up to 30 minutes after a meal. If you wait longer you will likely not experience the benefits.  


How many should I take?

This depends on your body! We generally recommend one to two capsules before meals. You can take them as needed throughout the day. 

Can you take digestive enzymes with probiotics?

Absolutely! Digestive enzymes and probiotics work together to restore balance in your gut. Probiotics add good bacteria which helps restore the gut flora. Digestive enzymes aid in breaking down food and increases nutrient absorption. So, while they’re doing different things, they can work together to help your gut function properly. 

How long should I take digestive enzymes?

While you are healing your gut, you should take digestive enzymes daily. This is a sample schedule that lays out when you should take supplements for optimal gut healing.

Once you have restored balance in the gut, you should only take digestive enzymes as needed. For many people, this means taking them with meals that are high in protein and fat to help with the digestion process.

As always, talk to your doctor to determine what is right for you and your body!  

Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

$24.99

Replace digestive functions that may have been depleted or compromised over time with Gut Garden’s Digestive Enzyme Blend. Our high-potency blend of enzymes, herbs, Betaine HCL and Pepsin is designed to break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins to support proper digestion and improve nutrient absorption.

Betaine HCL - Increases the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach necessary for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. It’s also required for the extraction of vitamin B12 from food.

Pepsin - Found naturally in the stomach, pepsin is one of the first enzymes to initiate protein digestion and works in synergy with Betaine HCL to provide complete protein digestive support.

Bromelain and Papain - From pineapple and papaya, help break amino acids down into smaller strings of protein.

Ox Bile Extract - Contains many of the digestive enzymes and nutrients that we need to help us properly digest our food and helps ease nausea, upset stomach and diarrhea.

Peppermint Leaf and Fennel Seed - Herbs to soothe down the stomach and fight indigestion or inflammation in the intestines.

Serving size: 2 capsules
Servings per container: 45

 Ingredient Name Amount Per Serving
Pancreatin 10X
Pancreatic Protease, Pancreatic Amylase, Pancreatic Lipase
264mg
Betaine HCL 250mg
Bromelain Complex(2400 GDU/g) 208mg
Ox Bile Powder 100mg
Fennel Seed Powder 50mg
Peppermint Leaf Powder 50mg
Papain Complex (6000 USP Units/mg) 42mg
Cellulase Complex (40000 cu/g) 37.5mg
Pepsin Complex (3000 FCC units/mg) 30mg

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (Capsule).

Take 1 capsule with meals or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Consult a Healthcare practitioner if pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Q. Does the pepsin come from bovine or porcine?

A. Porcine

Q. What is the size of the capsules?

A. The capsule size is 00

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