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.
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.
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.
TWO WAYS YOU CAN WIN WITH ENZYMEDICA
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!
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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.