A combination of the most important enzymes for digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
Digestzymes is comprised of a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes along with betaine HCL to support optimal digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. This product contains the special protease DPP IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV), which aids in the breakdown of casomorphin (from casein) and gluteomorphin (from gluten). Digestzymes also includes the enzyme lactase, which helps break down the dairy sugar: lactose. The use of Digestzymes before meals may be helpful when patients experience gas and bloating after eating, constipation, or a feeling of fullness after eating only a small quantity of food.
In order to assimilate vitamins and nutrients from our food and supplements, we must be able to digest them properly. Studies show that the foods in the typical American diet are devoid of natural enzymes and do little to help secrete our own production of enzymes. Thus, foods do not get digested well and nutrients from food are poorly absorbed.
Many health experts agree that regular consumption of enzymes and enzyme-rich foods is a key to vibrant health, disease prevention, and anti-aging. Every cell in the body needs enzymes for its biochemical functions, thus a deficiency will accelerate the aging process.
Benefits of Digestzymes Supplementation:
Replaces the missing enzymes from common foods which are destroyed while cooking.
May relieve occasional gas and bloating
May help with occasional constipation
Supports digestive health
Increases absorption of vitamins and minerals from food.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, rice bran.
Suggested dose: 1-2 capsules ideally just before each meal. They can also be taken during or after a meal. Do not take with history of ulcers.
Store In A Cool, Dry Place. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
This formula contains a combination of enzymes that are capable of aiding digestion. The Betaine HCl works in a similar manner to hydrochloric acid. It also contains pancreatic enzymes to aid the digestion of starch, protein and fat.
Click this for the DFH allergen statement regarding this product.
Here is the reply that we received from DFH's manufacturer regarding corn. "Corn is not one of the eight major allergens that is required to be disclosed on a dietary supplement label."
Corn maltodextrin is a carrier/standardizing agent in the fungal enzymes found in these formulations. It is a highly processed carbohydrate that is unlikely to contain allergenic proteins. However, in extremely sensitive corn individuals, it would be best to avoid the product.
*All raw materials have been reviewed and validated by DFH QC to be non-GMO (based on supplier documentation)
Food enzyme supplementation is necessary in today's society of over-cooked and processed foods. Food enzymes are destroyed at 118o Fahrenheit, therefore, most of today's cooking methods leaves food without digestive enzyme activity. As a result, the body becomes overstressed and is unable to absorb foods vital nutrients properly.  Foods richest in natural enzymes are raw vegetables, greens, salads, and fruits which the US consumes very little of!
Supports Enzyme Production in the Pancreas The pancreas' two primary roles are the production of enzymes and insulin. When food passes through the stomach, a healthy pancreas manufactures and secretes specific enzymes that digest fats, carbohydrates, and protein. There are 3 different categories of enzymes: lipase, amylase, and protease.
Protease aids in digestion by breaking long protein chains into smaller amino acids and eventually into single amino acids. 
Amylase aids in digestion by reducing large carbohydrates, such as starches and polysaccharides, and converting them into disaccharides including sucrose, lactose, and maltose. 
Lipase digests fats into free fatty acids and glycerol. 
Designs for Health is continually searching for manufacturing improvements and new science which is why we go to industry events such as Supply Side East and West to stay up-to-date on the latest that scientists and technology have to offer. Designs for Health continues to be extremely impressed with National Enzyme Company (NEC), which maintains the industry standards for enzyme manufacturing. National Enzyme Company now supplies every ingredient in this improved Digestzymes formula. NEC was also chosen by Designs for Health because of their GMP certification.
Digestzymes The pancreas produces enzymes that are required for digestion and absorption of food. Enzymes secreted by the pancreas include lipases that digest fats, proteases that digest proteins, and amylases that digest starch. Production of our own digestive enzymes declines 1% every three years after age thirty. It is understandable why so many patients need to supplement them to support normal digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food.
Common Questions About Digestzymes: Q & A with Linda Lizotte, RD
Q: Won't they stop my production of my own HCL if I take them for a long time? A: This is possible, however many people are not producing enough HCL for adequate digestion and this can be difficult to correct. To be on the safe side, I limit use of Digestzymes to a 6 month period, and then change to the Plant Enzyme Formula without HCL for the next few months and resume Digestzymes again. Herbal Digestive Bitters can also be used in the interim.
Q: How should Digestzymes be taken? A: Ideally, take these capsules right before eating so the body is ready for digesting when the food arrives. In case they are forgotten, it is appropriate to take them for up to 1 hour after eating since the body will still be digesting. I am often reminded to take them when I have eaten a heavy meal and still feel full 45 minutes later. I decide my dosage based on how much food I ate and how full I feel.
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12/17/2012 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Amanda Avey from San Antonio, Texas.
These enzymes have really been a great addition to my supplement protocol for digestion and gut health. I highly recommend them if you're seeking a good quality enzyme.
9/4/2012 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Jessica from Maryland.
These are the best enzymes that I have tried. They were recommended by my doctor because of the HCl in them and they have done the job.
6/15/2012 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Sarah from Southbury.
I can feel the energy of this product right away. When I properly time this with digesting the appropriate super foods it is amazing!
2/27/2012 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Rhonda Star from Sandy Hook, MS.
I tried a bottle of these Digestzymes in place of the ones I have been taking from another company. The price on this one was cheaper and I felt that it had a good quality. I absolutely must take digestzymes with every meal and these worked very well. I have been very satisfied and have already made a purchase for several more bottles.
1/12/2012 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Kathy from Shelton, CT.
Just ordered and have not taken enough to fairly review this product but so far so good.
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7/5/2011 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Anne from Central SC.
We have used several Designs for Health products...and are impressed with their quality.
6/17/2011 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Margaret from Loudon, NH.
The digestzymes, Designs for Health, work better than any other brand I have tried . . . and I have tried quite a few in the last 5 years!
GERD greatly improved!
5/16/2011 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Carolyn from East hampstead, NH.
My GERD was greatly improved since taking the digestzymes you recommended. I also make sure I don't eat a few hours before going to bed. I will place another order soon. Thank you! Carolyn
5/13/2011 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)4
Reviewed by Ivy from California.
These help a lot with a feeling of fullness and gas issues. I actually noticed a little bit of a bigger difference when using Garden of Life OmegaZymes, but they are more expensive than these. And these do work well. I would recommend.
5/8/2011 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by AP from Irvine, CA.
I have been unsing this product for 2 months and it has produced great results. It has improved my digestion and improved overall well being.
Get the most from your food!
9/22/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Joyce from Buffalo, MN.
If you can't digest your food properly, you don't maximum benefit from it. I take these enzymes with every meal as an insurance policy. They work very well!!
9/14/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Chris from Brooklyn, NY.
I have finally found a product that really works. I take these with every meal and they've helped tremendously with my digestion.
8/13/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by MollyB from California.
I have recently added these to my routine. I don't take one with every meal, but they are great to have on hand when I've overeaten or eaten something that I shouldn't have. :o) They seem to help and I will probably repurchase when my supply runs out.
5/19/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Merc from Queens, NY.
These are very good they have helped me a lot with my digestion.
1/31/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by LINDA from FL.
IT HELPS TO DIGEST MY MEALS EASILY AND MAKES ME FEEL BETTER AFTER EATING. ALSO HELPS ME TO LOSE WEIGHT.
Help with digestion
1/19/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Mercedes from Queens, New York.
I like this product because it helps me digest food when I have over eaten. Its not too much nor too little its perfect.
Love these Digestive Enzymes!
1/4/2010 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Happy from Pittsboro, NC.
Fantastic product. Really does the job and keeps my stomach working properly. Of all the different ones I have tried over the years, these are the very best. I take them every day, morning, noon, and evening.
3/14/2009 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Sarah from Indianapolis, IN.
These enzymes are really helpful. I have struggled with digestive disorders for 5 years, and these really put my belly at ease. The digestive enzyme blend is hard to come by.
1/12/2009 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Fleur from Fort Worth, TX.
I use this product in conjuction with GI-microbiotx and probiotics and have been amazed at the results. I would recommend this combination to anyone with digestive problems.
11/22/2008 Digestzymes 90 caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by LINDA from BOYNTON BEACH, FL.
THIS IS THE BEST PRODUCT FOR ME AS I FEEL BETTER AFTER EATING. ALSO IT HELPS ME TO LOSE SOME LBS.