Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women is an interesting supplement, it’s adapted to suit the eating habits for 21-century women. However, it turns out that this formula also works well for male vegans and vegetarians.
Here’s a quick overview:
A major upgrade
Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women is an updated version or an earlier supplement. This new formula is adapted to fit female eating habits. Studies and USDA data show that women today consume much less protein that men but more vegetables.
I earlier reviewed the previous versions of Dr. Mercola’s Enzyme supplements so I can clearly see that this new version is an entirely new approach. Dr. Mercola released six new digestive supplements, each covering the specific needs for men and women.
Please check my reviews on the other supplements in the same series.
- Mercola Full Spectrum Enzymes—for meat eaters
- Mercola Gluten Enzymes—when consuming gluten
- Mercola Ketozyme—for those on a high-fat diet
Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women
Here is a summary of the main features. See end end of this post for a detailed description of the enzymes.
- According to USDA data, 21 century women eat less than men, including less protein, and they consume more fruit and vegetables.
- The formula compensates for the habit of consuming processed food that are low in natural enzymes. Research show many women lack digestive enzymes which can cause 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.
- It does not contain anything derived from animal sources.
- It’s 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.
Summary: This is an upgraded version containing high levels of the most important enzymes for a complete digestion. Customers report it works well to alleviate bloating, constipation, and quickly makes the gut run smoothly.
What about cost?
One bottle with 90 caps is around $30 which is a bit more expensive than other good brands. However, if one capsule per day is for the main meal, then one bottle lasts for three months. I know myself from experience that resolving gut issues is worth a lot!
With other digestive supplements you often need two or more capsules to notice an improvement.
Mercola Enzymes for Women is among the best I’ve reviewed. If you’re a woman or a vegetarian that needs digestive support, then this supplement is definitely worth a try. Many customers report good success using the enzymes. Most say it make digestion smoother and lessen bloating, constipation, and other mild digestive issues.
It is suitable for those who consume more fruits and vegetables and less protein. So it works well also for male vegetarians and vegans. It contains high levels of plant enzymes which are beneficial for both men and women.
The recommended dose is one capsule with main meals which is probably enough for most people even during a heavy meal. It’s usually best to take enzymes some 15 minutes before a meal. Though some claim it works better for them when taken just at the start of the meal.
Yes, enzymes and probiotics work very well together. Many mild digestive issues can be resolved this way.
Full Spectrum Enzymes for Women includes the following enzymes
This list gives an idea about what enzymes can do. Just keep in mind that it’s very brief; enzymes are involved in many more processes.
|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.|