Our highly effective Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend is a mixture of plant- and microbe-based enzymes whose job it is to break down foods into their basic nutrient building blocks. We designed this special blend to provided people who care about health with a reliable way to maximize absorption of nutrients from foods and to provide relief from the digestive issues—and their discomforts—which are prevalent today. The absorbed nutrients are used for the construction and repair of the trillions of cells in our body, or broken down to supply the energy we need for this cellular construction and repair.
In a perfect world, two sources of enzymes break down our foods. First, enzymes are naturally present in raw foods, and do part of the work (experts have estimated 10-90%, depending on the kind of food). Second, our body secretes digestive enzymes from various locations throughout the digestive tract (salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and small intestine), which complete the work of digesting foods. Our reality, however, is different.
Because the enzymes naturally present in raw foods are heat-sensitive, they are destroyed as soon as we cook or process our foods. This places an added burden on our bodies during the digestive process. In addition, overeating (which dilutes enzymes and overtaxes production capacity), as well as not chewing our foods thoroughly (which fails to properly jumpstart the digestive process), further complicates things. When these unintended consequences catch up with us, they may cause problems, like missing out on key nutrients, weakened cells and tissues, and absorption of undigested foods. Symptoms such as pain, bloating, gas, swelling, inflammation, and immune reactions may follow. Compromised and weakened by poor digestion, our immune system may not be able to do some of its other jobs.
Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend provides a complete spectrum of digestive enzymes required for optimum digestion, which is necessary to build a healthy body. It meets the needs of people who eat all the major food groups and/or who may suffer from lactose intolerance by supporting digestive function and minimizing digestive problems.
You’ll find Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend in brown glass bottles, on the shelf of the supplement section at your local whole foods market or natural food store.
WHO IS UDO’S CHOICE® ENZYME BLEND DESIGNED FOR? Digestive enzymes are required for health, to optimize the complete digestion of our foods at all stages of the human life cycle, which means that this digestive enzyme blend is made for everybody. Digestive enzymes break down proteins, fats, carbohydrates, milk sugar, legume sugars, and cellulose (fiber), freeing nutrients for absorption in the body. The available nutrients can then be used to support the natural functioning of cells, tissues, glands, and organs and, as a result, support healthy cardiovascular, brain and nerve function, and much more. It is also designed for anyone who: A) eats cooked and/or processed foods; B) suffers from weak digestion; C) wants to ensure complete digestion of what they eat; D) overeats; E) inadequately chews; F) is lactose intolerant; G) has problems digesting cruciferous vegetables and/or legumes; H) suffers from gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort after eating.*
INGREDIENTS: The key ingredients in this proprietary digestive enzyme blend include amylase (helps to digest starch), lipase (helps to digest fats and oils), bromelain and protease 4.5 (help to digest proteins), lactase (helps to digest milk sugar), alpha-galactosidase (helps to digest sugars in cruciferous vegetables and legumes), and cellulase (helps to break down cellulose).
We deliberately formulated Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend to enhance digestion for all food groups and all types of diets.
SUGGESTED USE: Take 1 or 2 capsules with each meal, depending on need.** For best results: Open capsule(s) and mix in foods or blended drinks (juices, smoothies). If you overeat and your stomach hurts, take four capsules for rapid relief.
Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend should never be added to foods too hot to eat, as extreme heat will destroy them. Once foods are cool enough to eat, enzymes are compatible with all foods.
STORAGE: Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend is shelf stable, as long as its contents stay dry. In hot/humid climates, it helps to keep Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend in the fridge.
In addition to the original Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend and the Udo’s Choice® Enzyme Blend Travel Pack (the same enzyme blend in a travel size), we have two other digestive enzyme formulas: Udo’s Choice® Adult Enzyme Blend (with additional lipase, bromelain, and protease 6) and Udo’s Choice® Advanced Adult Enzyme Blend (with high bromelain and even more lipase, additional proteases 3, 4.5, and 6, and alpha-galactosidase).
Not Intended As Medical Advice.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
**Daily Value not established
60 vegetarian capsules, 90 vegetarian capsules