Now Foods Plant Enzymes is the vegetarian version of the excellent Now Foods Super Enzymes. Now Foods Plant Enzymes is great for digestive support and gut health. It includes powerful plant enzymes that help alleviate inflammation, pain, swelling, boosts immunity and much more.
All enzymes in Now Foods Plant Enzymes are from vegetarian sources making it an excellent option for vegetarians and others who want to avoid enzymes like pancreatin derived from animals. However, plant enzymes will also work well for most meat eaters. It contains such powerful enzymes as papain and bromelain that break down proteins in meat.
Now Foods Plant Enzymes features
This is a straight-forward, good quality digestive supplement that covers the digestive needs of most people. This supplement is an Amazon Choice so there are many satisfied customers who report good results from using it, both short-term and long-term. Vegetable enzymes have the potential to support and promote many body processes.
Main features of Plant Enzymes.
- The enzymes support the breaking down of proteins, sugar, carbohydrates, fat and starch
- Vegetable enzymes have many additional health benefits besides promoting digestion
- It contains eight well-researched, potent and safe plant enzymes (see list below)
- GMP Quality Assured
- Best suited for adults
- Recyclable bottle
- Made in the USA
Plant Enzymes is not manufactured with wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish or shellfish ingredients. However, this still means that the supplement might contain traces of such allergens. But for most people, the levels are much too low to affect them at all.
What about cost?
A bottle of 240 capsules costs less than $20 (May 2018), making Plant Enzymes a low-cost alternative.
Now Foods Plant Enzymes is a great, vegetarian supplement. It is a suitable supplement to start with if you’re new to digestive enzymes. The enzymes cover the basic needs of most adults who need digestive support or to lessen mild symptoms of various digestion issues such as IBS, gastritis, indigestion, bloating and constipation. In cases of acid reflux, many people have found that adding betaine can bring quick relief. This is because one main reason for heartburn is too little stomach acid.
How to take Plant Enzymes
The recommended dose is 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily with meals. However, some people might need two capsules with a large meal. The effect of digestive enzymes should be immediate. There should be little or no digestive discomfort after a meal.
There are eight powerful enzymes included in Now Foods Plant Enzymes. They are the major enzymes needed to break down what most people consume on a daily basis. However, these enzymes perform many other functions in the body besides breaking down food.
- Lipase breaks down fat
- Cellulase breaks down fibre
- Protease breaks down proteins
- Amylase breaks down starch
- Lactase for breaking down lactose (milk sugar)
- Acid-stable protease helps digest protein; it remains active even in the presence of stomach acids
- Papain (from papaya) and bromelain (from pineapple), two powerful enzymes that primarily help digest proteins