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, especially during a large meal. It includes powerful plant enzymes that support a faster and more complete digestion.
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 derived from animals. However, plant enzymes will also work well for most meat-eaters. It contains 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.
- Enzymes supporting the breaking down of proteins, sugar, carbohydrates, fat, and starch
- Vegetable enzymes have additional health benefits besides promoting digestion
- 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 around $22, making Plant Enzymes a great low-cost alternative even if you need more than one capsule for large meals.
Now Foods Plant Enzymes is a great, vegetarian supplement. It is suitable 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 have found that adding betaine can bring relief. This is because a 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 report that they need two capsules with large meals. The effect of good digestive enzymes should be felt right away. There should be little or no digestive discomfort after a meal.
List of enzymes included
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 fiber
- 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