Celiac Disease Awareness Month Enzymedica #CDAM15

If you know my background, you know that my stomach has had a hard time digesting things for a while now. With gastroparesis, food tends to sit in my stomach when my vagus nerve is lazy and decides not to churn and digest food easily. I was told to always take digestive enzymes to help break down my food – especially food that is notoriously hard to digest – which to me sometimes, is all food.

Enzymedica Digest Gold

And this is where our daily paid sponsor, Enzymedica comes in…

But first, let’s talk about what enzymes are, and why everyone needs them – not just celiacs. From Enzymedica, “A powerful enzyme product may be helpful for individuals with digestive complaints. Enzymes are key players in the digestive process. They help to maximize nutrient extraction and turn consumed food into energy. Enzyme deficiencies can lead to a variety of digestive discomforts, including occasional gas, bloating, indigestion and irregularity…Supplementing with enzyme products like Digest Gold™ can aid in the digestive process…Digest Gold contains amylase, lipase, cellulase and protease Thera-blend™ enzymes, for breaking down carbohydrates, fats, fiber and protein, respectively. Thera-blend is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in various pH levels. Thera-blend enzymes have been shown to be three times stronger and work more than six times faster than leading digestive supplements.”

I’ve been using Enzymedica’s digestive enzymes for years now. They have an entire span of enzymes available on the market – from digesting specific things like beans, dairy, gluten, and phenol/carbs – to a spectrum of enzymes that cover everything. Now, we know from celiac research that there is no enzyme on the market that breaks down gluten to be safe for celiac disease – so this is NOT what this is for. The gluten enzyme is used for those that have non-celiac gluten intolerance or have trouble with gluten – NOT for celiacs to go out and cheat. Now that we have that cleared up, I always recommend for celiacs to take a spectrum of enzymes just in case they are exposed to gluten – we know that is inevitable if you step foot outside your home. We’ve all been there. We’ve all eaten something we shouldn’t accidentally – and this is always good to have as a back-up. I take them after every meal to help digest everything – and especially when I’ve had dairy. Dairy tends to give me more gastrointestinal distress than anything else, and I take several Digest pills after I sneak some dairy-full icing on a cupcake.

If you’re still having a hard time understanding what enzymes do, please read their FAQ online.

Enzymedica Digest Gold

Enzymedica Digest Gold

For regular use, I would recommend the DIgest Spectrum, Digest Gold, or Digest Gold with Probiotics – that way you don’t have to take a separate probiotic pill. I eat them after EVERY meal to help break down anything that my stomach needs help with.

The digest pills from Enzymedica do not contain egg, dairy, preservatives, salt sucrose, soy, wheat, yeast, nuts, corn, gluten, casein, potato, rice or artificial colors or flavors!

By now I’m sure you’re all interested in Enzymedica and using enzymes on a regular basis. You can find Enzymedica at a store near you and you can also shop online! Also, note that Enzymedica makes other products as well – like multi-vitamins and probiotics that also contain their superior enzymes.


1) Attend our Twitter Party TONIGHT – Tuesday May 19th! Follow @CeliacBeast and use the hashtag #CDAM15 and follow along with us at 5pm-6pm PST as we talk about digestive issues and using enzymes! You have a chance to win big! It’s all in the Rafflecopter widget below! Make sure you tweet out your RSVP!

Enzymedica Twitter Party

2) Enter to grand prize giveaway from Enzymedica. IN ORDER TO WIN make sure you enter the “leave a blog post comment” entry on the Rafflecopter widget you see below,  leave a COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST about your digestive issues – because sharing is caring!

Thank you SO much for Enzymedica for being a paid sponsor for #CDAM15 and hooking me up with the only enzymes I use! They will send one lucky winner a some amazing enzymes that will help ease your digestive distress! Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below. Please follow all terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter widget.

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Comments: 32

  1. Becca Z May 19, 2015 at 6:22 am Reply

    dairy gives me the most trouble

  2. Alyssa McVey May 19, 2015 at 7:03 am Reply

    Chocolate of all things gives me a lot of issues. Other foods dependon the day and when throughout the day I eat them.

  3. Alicia May 19, 2015 at 7:57 am Reply

    dairy.. eve after giving up gluten still have digestive issues.

  4. Audrey Dix May 19, 2015 at 7:57 am Reply

    I still struggle with a few vitamin deficiencies…. still after a year of being gluten free I still am very irregular.

  5. Todd Bliss May 19, 2015 at 8:07 am Reply

    dairy if I consume a lot of it but if I just do small amounts its not too bad

  6. Elizabeth May 19, 2015 at 8:07 am Reply

    I would love to try these!

    • CJ May 19, 2015 at 2:26 pm Reply

      Respondez-vousing. Excellent enzymes.

  7. Jennifer Harris May 19, 2015 at 8:29 am Reply

    Dairy is my mortal enemy!

  8. Heidi Campagna May 19, 2015 at 9:48 am Reply

    Excited to learn about the product. I need a good probiotic to assist with digestive problems.

  9. Sarah R May 19, 2015 at 11:49 am Reply

    I also have vitamin deficiency problems, mainly with iron

  10. gina May 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm Reply

    This looks like an interesting product — would love to try

  11. Holly E May 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I have issues with dairy and my iron level.

  12. Cindy May 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Dairy is very rough on me. I’ve recently developed some new problems :/. Excited for the party!

  13. Vik May 19, 2015 at 5:20 pm Reply

    Haven’t been able to eat onions, garlic forever.

  14. Casey May 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Recently I started following the low fodmap diet and realized that foods like cauliflower, beets, and mango cause me trouble. Plus dairy – a typical troublemaker! 😛

  15. Anne Stull May 19, 2015 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Definitely have issues with dairy and some products with gluten

  16. Jennifer RW May 20, 2015 at 4:17 am Reply

    Dairy gives me the most trouble.

  17. Todd Bliss May 20, 2015 at 8:14 am Reply

    the most trouble I have is from gluten and then dairy is second on the list

  18. Jose May 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply

    I wonder if this would help with ibs

  19. Katie May 21, 2015 at 4:04 am Reply

    I really can’t pinpoint it but even though I am faithfully gluten free, it sometimes feels that I am not. I am thinking maybe too much dairy…even though I’m vegetarian and try to cut out some dairy products, I have a problem with eating too much cheese…..

  20. Iae Hulthage May 21, 2015 at 8:41 am Reply

    The biggest problems occur when I’m traveling and eating out frequently or staying with family. I eat a pretty clean diet,however much of my family eats too much processed or rich food.

  21. Deb May 22, 2015 at 8:53 am Reply

    I have the most trouble eating out when it comes to gluten-I would never knowingly cheat…cross contamination is always a risk at a restaurant!

  22. Julie May 23, 2015 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Foods with gluten give me the most trouble. It is closely followed by milk products

  23. pat pelland May 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm Reply

    fatty foods

  24. shauna May 24, 2015 at 8:38 pm Reply

    depends on the day. I’m gluten and dairy free but my stomach can feel “off” just eating other foods.

  25. Kaleigh May 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Large amounts of dairy give me trouble.

  26. Jennessa Voss May 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Dairy and oily/greasy foods definitely!!

  27. Kristina May 26, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply

    Onions, garlic, beans, and rice… Basically everything delicious gives me problems.

  28. Jon Walker January 20, 2016 at 9:33 am Reply

    I can’t figure out what I have trouble with. I have gastroparesis also, and would like to know if there is anything else you’ve found that helps with it.

  29. Jeanne Rousseau July 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I just came across this post and I’m curious if you are still using these enzymes and if not, have you found some that work better? I’m a celiac just trying to do some research on what will help me the best.

  30. Jeanne Rousseau July 31, 2019 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Thank you Erica for replying, I just bought the digest gold, fingers crossed it helps.

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