It’s a process we take for granted: we eat food, the body digests it and the necessary nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream, with the remaining food leaving the body as waste. We take it for granted until, that is, something goes wrong with this expected routine. And wrong it most certainly can go – today’s lifestyle means that often we are consuming processed food, which is devoid of the digestive enzymes required to break down complex carbohydrates, proteins and other food groups. When this happens, it is a huge factor in IBS symptoms, including gas, constipation, abdominal pain, bloat belly and more. Our review today focuses on a product called Complete Enzyme Formula, a tablet formulation that could possibly help. It consists of probiotics and enzymes.
Enzymes could be lacking in the body not just due to diet, but also age and lifestyle. Unless supplemented, it usually has a detrimental effect on digestive and bowel health. Probiotics are an added fortification, as they help the production of enzymes and promote regularity.
- Amylase Thera-blend
- Protease Thera-blend
- Cellulase Thera-blend
- Lipase Thera-blend
- Alpha Galactosidase
- Pectinase (w/Phytase)
Enzymedica’s patented Thera-blend era-blend™ combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in various pH levels in the body. This is important as the more alkaline a body is, the more healthy it usually is as bacteria and disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. However, not everyone’s base alkalinity is the same. As some enzymes and probiotics may not work as effectively if your pH level isn’t optimized for that, a multi-pH surviving blend ensures that you won’t lose the health properties of the blend. Enzymedica says that its Thera-blend has been shown to be thrice as strong and six times as fast when taken 3 times a day, compared to other leading digestive supplements.
The probiotics included means that active cultures are also injected into your digestive system to ensure optimum health.
Take 1 capsule per day at the beginning of a meal or more as needed. You may increase the dosage, depending on your needs.
The product is vegan and kosher friendly, as well as gluten-free. There are no side effects mentioned, and it is safe for everyone to use. Children under three may ingest the contents of a half a capsule up to three times a day.
The factors informing how much you need are how much food you are consuming, your base health and the current efficiency of your digestive system, and whether alcohol was consumed.
You’ll pay $11.99 for 30 capsules, but save 20% on a subscription and only pay $9.99. It is not a binding contract so there is no set number of months to subscribe to, and the manufacturer states that it is possible to cancel the subscription at any time.
A pack of 90 capsules retails for $24.74 and 180 capsules retails for $39.74.
There is a 30-day full refund process in place should you not be satisfied. The shipping charges are for your own expense.
Enzymedica Digest Complete Enzyme Formula Review – Conclusion
There is no doubt that in the absence of adequate digestive enzymes, your body will struggle to break down dairy, protein and complex carbohydrates in particular. This product is a great first step to making sure these food groups don’t languish in the gut and cause you discomfort and IBS-like symptoms. Although Enzymedica rightly mentions how critical probiotics are as well, they did not go far enough with it in this particular formula. This means you would have to purchase extra probiotic protection.
There are good consumer reviews for this product, and one or two citing strange allergies. These are the exception, and come despite the product excluding a high number of allergens. We like that the product is designed to be effective regardless of your body’s pH level, but on the other hand, soothing agents and probiotics are required to alleviate the complete symptom spectrum of IBS as much as possible.