Should you take digestive enzymes, and which one???
Digestive enzymes work to break down our food so that it (and nutrients in it!) can be absorbed. Our poor dietary habits and excessive intake of sugar and fat require large amounts of digestive enzymes to break it all down. Stress and toxins in our environment, as well as chronic illness and inflammation, can decrease the amount of enzymes our body produces. If we want to absorb nutrients from our food and keep our body healthy, we may want to consider supplementing with a digestive enzyme product.
How to pick a Young Living digestive enzymes product:
Is the product for a child aged 4-12 years?
MightyZyme could be a good option!
Is a vegetarian product preferred? Consider Detoxzyme or Allerzyme. Detoxzyme is short acting. Allerzyme is long acting.
Do you want a product with a lot of essential oils? Choose Allerzyme.
What products are not vegetarian? Essentialzyme and Essentialzyme-4
Do you need a product that specifically supports fat digestion? Choose Essentialzyme
Take when you’re having reactions to food. Offers relief from fullness, pressure, bloating and gas. Can be helpful in cases of IBS. Great for sugar/starch digestion. Vegetarian based; includes enzymes that help digest gluten and lactose. Take 1-2 capsules three times daily just prior to meals (time released). Allerzyme is the strongest of all the digestive enzymes. It contains plantain leaf, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and is packed with nutrients and vitamins. This enzyme contains the most essential oils out of all the Young Living digestive enzymes and is the only vegan option.
Take when you have reactions to your surroundings/environment. Helps digest starches, sugars, proteins and fats. Helps relieve fullness, pressure, bloating, gas, pain/minor cramping after eating. Combines powerful enzymes that complete digestion, help detoxify, and promote cleansing. Vegetarian based, large range of enzymes. Contains the fewest herbs and essential oils of the digestive enzyme products, so it can be a good choice for those with sensitivities or who are wanting to minimize internal use of oils. Can help to digest food in digestive tract between meals. Take 2-3 capsules three times daily between meals (fast acting so also could be taken with meals as the sole digestive enzyme). Detoxzyme is an enzyme powerhouse to help you cleanse your system. It helps to flush the body of dead white blood cells to allow you to function at your best. Cumin powder is added to Detoxzyme and provides natural iron and also helps with blood sugar. It is also a good choice if you have a sweet tooth.
Take when your pancreas is weak or your digestive system can use more support. Aids in digestion and elimination of toxic waste from the body. Supports the liver. Contains Betaine HCl which can help with fat digestion, stomach acid, and constipation. Take one tablet three times daily with meals. Essentialzyme is a good choice if you are looking for a broad-spectrum digestive enzyme that also supports hormones. It is good for those who need help absorbing B12, calcium, iron and proteins. It should be used by people who have low stomach acid. It is the only supplement that contains Betaine HCl, which promotes the production of hydrochloric acid which is essential for high protein diets. This enzyme contains the most herbs.
Helps improve key nutrient digestion/absorption. Breaks down fat, proteins, fiber and carbs. Helps balance enzymes in the body and digestive tract. Soothing and calming to your gut. Contains immediate release and slow-release capsules. Take with the two largest meals of the day. Essentialzymes-4 helps support proper nutrient absorption. This is the broadest reaching enzyme complex. If you don’t know which digestive enzyme to choose, this is the one to get. It’s dual release capsule ensures the proper break down of foods at the proper time during the digestive process. It contains bee pollen which is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes to help build your immune system and support brain function and alertness. This digestive enzyme also contains essential oils to help it become more bioavailable.
What some members of our team have to say about Young Living’s digestive enzymes:
“I take all of them at various times throughout the day. Absolutely love them.” – JB
“Thank you for the information! I’m always nervous to try something if it is not marked vegetarian! Now I know what to get. “- LA