What is Zenwise Health Daily Digestive Enzymes?
This product comprises all-natural, plant-based enzymes which help the body’s digestive process, and to help lessen the symptoms of IBS and general abdominal discomfort. There are many digestive aid dietary supplements in the health market. This review aims to distinguish Daily Digestive Enzymes from similar products in this health category and to examine the extent to which it is likely to be effective.
Daily Digestive Enzymes is specially designed to help the proper breakdown and absorption of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and cellulose. This helps the food-carrying tract to function better and without giving rise to issues such as pain, bloating, loose and frequent stools, gas and discomfort which can arise.
- Advanced Enzyme System (Amylase, Glucoamylase, Lipase, Protease, Invertase, Maltase, Cellulose, Bromelain, Lactase, Papain)
- Green Papaya
- Apple Pectin
- Fennel (Seed)
- Sea Vegetable Complex (Bladderwrack, Nori, Wakame)
- Pre/Probiotic Complex (Inulin Prebiotic, Multi-Strain Probiotic)
- Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule)
- Microcrystaline Cellulose
- Magnesium Stearate
- Silicone Dioxide.
This formulation does indeed differ somewhat from other natural supplements. It is important that all the ingredients are natural and plant-based, as most synthetic chemical compounds are bound to trigger IBS in some way, shape or form. The emphasis on enzymes in this formulation is critical because as we get older, we lose digestive enzymes, making it more difficult for the body to break down enzymes and for our bodies to take up necessary nutrients.
Traditionally, gastroenterological trials on how well alternative treatments such as these work for IBS have not been well-funded, and more research is required. That said, there are some stand-out ingredients such as peppermint and probiotic – these are two big pluses. Probiotics are live bacteria which restore natural gut balance and relieve IBS symptoms. As for prebiotics, these are non-live, non-digestible carbohydrates designed to help good gut bacteria, so having both pre- and probiotics should be win-win on all fronts. Ginger, fennel, and turmeric are used in tea form in the Far East to alleviate the symptoms of colic in babies and to soothe stomach symptoms in adults.
The probiotic strains are 233 mg Inulin and Multi-Strain Probiotic (1 billion cfu/gm) per 1 capsule.
One capsule for adults immediately before a meal is recommended. We would not recommend more than 3 capsules per day. Children under 18, breastfeeding and pregnant women should not embark on a course of capsules without obtaining medical clearance.
You will pay $21.97 on the manufacturer’s website for 180 capsules (approximately 2 or 3 months’ supply) and slightly less than this on Amazon. You can also buy smaller volume bottles on Amazon with the 180-count bottle representing the greatest discount.
Possible Side Effects
Although the enzymes are gluten-free, they are not considered celiac safe. Just as it is a problem to have too few probiotics, it is also an issue to have an overproliferation of these in the gut. We would have expected to see zinc included, a well-known IBS aid. Usually, there is no one cure for all IBS symptoms. It depends on whether yours is loose stool, constipation, cramp or gas dominant.
Zenwise says every product comes with a no-questions, money-back guarantee. Contact the manufacturer for more specifics as to whether opened products are included, and how long after purchase goods can be returned.
Zenwise Daily Digestive Enzymes Review – The Bottom Line
The product receives a high rating of good reviews, and based on the science we would think this is down to the synthesis of both prebiotics and probiotics which should provide an intense calming ‘balm’ for the colon and related areas. We would have liked to see the additions of zinc and an assurance from the manufacturer that it is safe for celiac disease sufferers, which it is not. Therefore, the product could contain trace elements which could trigger IBS, depending on an individual’s sensitivity to it. We would have also liked increased transparency on the exact nature and ambit of the money-back guarantee. If it is valid for 6 months, for example, it is strange that this would not have been explicitly stated. On the whole, we think this is a good mix of ingredients and likely to be effective for many IBS sufferers.