So the nice people over at Enzymedica sent me two of their supplements to try out for free, Digest Gold with ATPro, and Acid Soothe. I was excited to try these, and I have a very sensitive stomach, and could use any extra help I can get!
The Digest Gold is vegan and kosher, and helps with digestion by providing a slew of enzymes. It is priced at roughly $29.99. Here is a list of everything inside!
So anything ending in “-ase” is an enzyme. So you can see, there are a LOT of enzymes in this bottle. Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down sugars, Protease helps break down proteins, Lactase helps break down milk based/lactose products, etc. Here is what the pill looked like. It was relatively small and easy to swallow, which is a plus for me. I hate taking huge pills! I will purposely stop buying a brand if the pills are too big.
So how did it work? I decided to take it in the mornings, because I usually feel nauseous after breakfast (disclaimer: I am not pregnant! Just sensitive tummy!). I usually have toast with butter and some coffee for breakfast, and then go to the gym shortly after. At the gym, even 2 hours later, I sometimes feel nauseous or still “full” from my food. The first day I took the Digest Gold I noticed substantially less nausea, and felt pretty good! I was pleased and my stomach felt less heavy than usual.
I tried it again at dinner time. I always get indigestion from sauce/onions, so I had it with a meatball dish with sauce. Again, no heartburn after or indigestion, which was great.
I have been taking the remainder of the bottle with breakfast every day, and although there were a few days I was still nauseous, I would say this product definitely helped me. I would consider buying it again for sure, even though it is a little pricy. 4 stars
The Acid Soothe. This product was priced at (I believe) around 7-8 dollars, which is average for traditional forms of acid relief such as Pepcid for a 30 count box. This product is vegan and filled with vegan enzymes and herbs to help heartburn. Here is the list:
I found the perfect opportunity to take this the other day, when I had a little too much coffee. I had mild heart burn and it was otherwise just giving me a little bit of a stomachache. I took the Acid Soothe and waited about an hour. I must say it was a little bit disappointing. It alleviated the heart burn by very little, but did help relieve some gas (in the form of some burps) but the heartburn was still relatively painful. I had high hopes for the Acid Soothe seeing as the Digest Gold was so great, but this one I deem as generally ineffective, as least for me. 1 1/2 stars