Not getting the results you need from probiotics alone? Our enzyme supplements may be the right thing to ease your discomfort. Probiotics are excellent supplements, but they’re not always quite the right thing to fix problems in the gut microbiome. If you’ve been taking probiotics for 3 months or more and you haven’t seen a significant change, enzyme supplements may be the better choice for you! They work a little differently but still boost your gut health.
What Are Enzyme Supplements?
Enzymes—or digestive enzymes—are proteins that are naturally produced in the body. They’re considered to be “catalysts” in the human body (1)—kicking off certain processes throughout the body.
In the digestive process, they break down the carbs, proteins, and fats in the food you eat into more easily absorbable nutrients. When your food is broken down this way, it becomes much easier to digest!
Different enzymes break down different types of foods into molecules that are usable in the body for a variety of different processes.
Lactases break down the sugars found in dairy products.
Amylases break carbohydrates down into sugar.
Proteases break proteins down into amino acids.
Lipases break fats down into fatty acids.
These nutrients are much easier to absorb than what we originally take in. This means your body will put them to good use in various processes, and less of your food gets stored as fat or passes through as waste.
Of course, better nutrient absorption means easier digestion. This in turn equals less stomach pain, bloating, and gas, plus easier weight loss and weight maintenance over time!
How Are Enzymes Different from Probiotics?
It’s easy to confuse enzymes and probiotics. Both contribute to a healthy gut, but there are some significant differences! The biggest difference is that while enzymes are non-living proteins that are produced in the body, probiotics are living organisms that we can only get from food and supplements.
They also have quite different functions. While enzymes break down food, probiotics strengthen your gut bacteria and balance out good and bad bacteria in your system. You can get both enzyme supplements and probiotic supplements.
Why Choose Our Enzyme Supplements?
What makes Revival Point Labs’ enzymes the best choice for your health and happiness? We create our supplements with the utmost care and take every step to ensure that they’re safe for consumption and will boost your health.
Here are some of the factors that make us stand out from the rest:All-natural, organic ingredients
GMO-free and allergen-free
Made in the USA
Backed by science
Carefully selected enzyme combination
Suitable for all healthy adults
Available in 30-, 60- and 90-day bundles
When Should You Take Enzyme Supplements?
Not sure if you should take enzymes or probiotic supplements? If you’ve already been taking probiotics for 3 months or so and haven’t seen results, then a change to an enzyme supplement could be the key.
Enzyme supplements may be the best choice for those with diagnosed digestive disorders, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (2), celiac disease, diabetes, pancreatitis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, low stomach acid levels, any digestive system cancer, and even cystic fibrosis (3).
Not Sure If You Should Take Enzymes?
Although we have the utmost trust and confidence in our own supplements, we always recommend checking with your doctor before you embark upon a course of digestive enzymes. What’s good for many people isn’t necessarily the right thing for everyone.
In rare cases, enzymes can cause an allergic reaction. They may also interact with certain medications, which you might not realize until it’s too late! Lastly, you should also know that if you take enzyme supplements when you don’t need them… they might actually cause negative symptoms, like bloating or stomach pain! To rule out potential underlying conditions or medication interactions that could hamper the effects of enzymes, go for a checkup before taking them.Sources
Leeds, J. S., Hopper, A. D., Sidhu, R., Simmonette, A., Azadbakht, N., Hoggard, N., Morley, S., & Sanders, D. S. (2010). Some Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome May Have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 8(5), 433–438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2009.09.032