Without enough enzymes the body cannot digest food. Undigested food turns into a toxic substance. This can result in a multitude of adverse health issues. Enzymes are responsible for digesting, absorbing, transporting, metabolizing, and eliminating the waste of these nutrients. In fact, every organ, every tissue, and all the 100 trillion cells in our body depends upon the reaction of enzymes and their energy factor. This is why you’ve been hearing more and more about enzymes and enzyme supplements such as Nutri-Zyme.
What Is It?
Nutri-Zyme is a digestive aid, containing a host of digestive enzymes. Its purpose is to help break down food more efficiently so that your body gets the full benefit of food’s nutritional elements (vitamins and minerals), which may ultimately lead to even more health benefits overall. Who isn’t all for that?
What Do They Say it Does?
Many Americans live with an enzyme deficiency due to a diet of processed and cooked foods. Nutri-Zyme provides missing enzymes that aid digestion. It includes high-quality, plant-based enzymes from Japan, and contains no corn, wheat, dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, salicylates or casein and is natural and safe.
Research has suggested that Nutri-Zyme may also help with the following:
- Ease and help eliminate indigestion
- Purify your blood
- Strengthen your immune system
- Break down fats more efficiently
- Lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels
- Cleanse your colon
- Improve aging skin
- Improve sleep
Main Ingredients: Proprietary Enzyme Blend (Amylase; Protease; Lipase; Cellulase; Invertase; Malt Diastase; Lactase)
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (cellulose and water)
What We Like
The ingredients are all natural – and don’t contain certain elements that some people may be allergic to (wheat, dairy, gluten, etc.). The pills are small and very easy to swallow. Additionally, if you have trouble swallowing pills (even the small ones), the capsules can be pulled apart and the ingredients mixed directly with your food.
What We Don’t Like
The directions for usage indicate 1-2 capsules with every meal, but that more capsules may be taken as needed depending on the “types and amounts of food eaten and the individual’s difficulty of digestion.” Unfortunately it doesn’t give a suggestion for how many more capsules, or guidance as to how many might be too many, which might lead some people to have to experiment to find the right dosage.
As always, check with your doctor before starting any new supplements because there are several options out there. Overall we think Nutri-Zyme is an effective enzyme product, and we give it a 4+ rating.