Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women is one of the best digestive enzyme supplement I’ve ever reviewed. It is a complete, up-to-date formula designed and tweaked exclusively for female needs.
A major upgrade
Mercola Enzymes for Women is tweaked with regard to how women eat compared to men. Women normally eat less than men, also less protein, but more vegetables, and this is reflected in the formula.
Several years ago I reviewed previous versions of Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes. However, this new set of enzyme supplements is a new approach with six new digestive supplements, each covering specific needs.
This review is about Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women. But I have also written reviews on other supplements in this series.
- Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes—for meat eaters
- Mercola Gluten Enzymes—when consuming gluten
- Mercola Ketozyme—great during a high-fat diet
Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women
Here is a summary of the main features. At the end of the post is a detailed description of the enzymes.
- According to USDA data, 21 century women eat less than men, also less protein, but more fruit and vegetables.
- The formula compensates for the fact that many consume processed food that are low in natural enzymes. Research show many women lack digestive enzymes causing digestive problems.
- It contains high levels of 22 enzymes derived from plants, bacteria and fungus. The enzymes are composed to work in different parts of the gut containing different levels of acidity.
- For most one capsule will be enough, even after a heavy meal.
- It includes the vital ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). ATP is present in raw food (not processed) and has a key role in initiating digestion.
- It’s designed to quickly break down carbs, fat, and proteins to avoid bloating, gas, and indigestion.
- All vegan, does not contain anything derived from animal sources. It’s also gluten and soy free, and non-GMO.
- Dr. Mercola offers plenty of information about enzymes, manufacturing principles, research, and lab tests about his supplements. This builds trust.
Good for vegetarians, vegans, men, and women
Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women is designed for those who consume more vegetables and less protein, and it also works well for vegetarians and vegans no matter if you’re a man or woman. It contains higher levels of plant digesting enzymes, which is great for both men and women who consume more vegetables.
What about cost?
A bottle with 90 caps is around $30. This is a bit more expensive than other brands. But if it is enough with one capsule per day for the main meal, then one bottle lasts for three months. Believe me, good digestion is worth a lot!
With other digestive supplements you often need two or more capsules to notice an improvement.
How to take
The recommended dose is one capsule with the main meal. For most this is more than enough, even for a heavy meal. Some take the enzymes some 15 minutes before the meal, others feel it’s better to take it during the meal. In any case, try not to take enzymes too late in the evening as it can disturb sleep.
Mercola Enzymes for Women is unique and among the best I’ve reviewed. If you’re a woman or a vegetarian that needs digestive support, then this supplement will most likely work well.
Digestive enzymes listed
This lists enzymes included in Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women. It gives an idea about what enzymes do.
|Proteases||Digest proteins.||Immune system, blood circulation.|
|Cellulase I, II||Break down cellulose into smaller parts as glucose; free up nutrients.||Detoxify gut, support cell membranes, blood sugar, cholesterol.|
|Lipase I, II||Break down fat (triglycerides), promote fat usage, support gallbladder.||Used for celiac, cystic fibrosis, heartburn, Crohn’s.|
|Bromelain (pineapple)||Powerful enzyme For complete digestion of proteins.||Inflammation, pain, urinary infections, arthritis.|
|Papain (papaya)||For complete digestion of proteins.||Pain, swelling, inflammation.|
|Beta-Glucanase||Breaks down polysaccharides in grains.||Candida, digestive issues.|
|Glucoamylase||Converts starch into glucose for energy.||IBS, gas, nausea, heartburn, autoimmune responses.|
|Amylase||Breaks down carbohydrates as starch and glycogen.||swelling, rejuvenation.|
|Diastase||Degrades maltose to glucose, digest starch.||Pancreas.|
|Lactase||Breaks down lactose (milk sugar) into glucose and galactose.||IBS, gut irritation, heartburn, ulcers.|
|Pectinase (apples, bananas)||Breaks down carbohydrates in fruits and vegetables.||Gut protection, entire body.|
|Xylanase||Breaks down wheat, oats and barley. Reduces gas, bloating.||Availability of nutrients.|
|Alpha Galactosidase||Helps digest gas-promoting carbs in legumes, beans, fibrous vegetables.||Indigestion, discomfort.|
|Peptidase||Releases amino acids from proteins and polypeptides.||Inflammations, anxiety, insomnia.|
|Phytase||Supports mineral absorption; breaks down phytic acid,.||Detox, bone health.|
|Hemicellulase||Digests soluble fibers in plant cell walls; releases nutrients bound in fruits and vegetables.||Candida, digestion, more energy.|
|Invertase||Splits sucrose into glucose and fructose.||Immune booster, ulcers, respiratory problems.|
|ATP||Initiates digestive processes, like a jump-start.||Energy, fueling cells; essential.|