I’ve been eating The Myers Way® for a long time now. Gluten is nowhere to be found in my home, the Amy Myers MD® office is gluten-free, and my friends and family are all very generous and considerate of my needs when I dine at their homes. I always check that anything I order at a restaurant is gluten-free as well. And yet I still take Complete Enzymes!
That’s because no matter how careful I am, there’s always a chance of getting “glutened.” As those of you with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities or intolerances know, getting “glutened” can ruin your whole night!
How Do Complete Enzymes Counteract Gluten?
When formulating my Complete Enzymes, I made certain to include DPP-IV, a protease enzyme that actually breaks down gluten! I never travel or dine-out without taking a bottle of Complete Enzymes along with me. While I certainly wouldn’t consider it a ‘free pass’ to eat all the gluten you want, it’s crucial when dealing with an accidental exposure or cross-contamination.
Do Complete Enzymes Help with Other Digestion Issues?
Even the healthiest digestive system can use some help every now and then. That’s why I custom formulated Complete Enzymes to be so comprehensive. It has an unusually complete, and very broad blend of plant and microbial-based digestive enzymes. Many manufacturers skimp on enzyme types and strains to save on costs.
However, I made sure when customizing my Complete Enzymes that it was specifically designed for those of you (and me!) with digestive issues, food sensitivities, and nutrient absorption challenges. These enzymes break down everything from protein and protein peptides to carbohydrates, disaccharides, sugars, lipids/fats, and even vegetable fibers.
In fact, my Complete Enzymes do more than help you ‘digest’. I formulated my Complete Enzymes to assist with tackling GI tract issues as well. The broad spectrum blend of proteolytic enzymes I selected assists with breaking down inflammatory antigens, such as lectins. They also help support healthy levels of inflammation, as well as have a beneficial effect on undesirable microorganism levels that opportunistically inhabit the digestive tract. If you’re dealing with dysbiosis, parasites, or fungal overgrowth, i.e. Candida, the correct blend and potency of enzymes can go a long way!
Enzyme Production Weakens As You Age
That’s right, your pancreas’ enzyme production gradually slows down as you grow older. This impacts the health of your entire digestive tract, as well as becomes a limiting factor with regard to the nutrients you are able to absorb and utilize. Employing a broad spectrum digestive enzyme can not only help ensure you are properly digesting the food you take in throughout life, it can also help ensure you are able to absorb and utilize the valuable vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients these foods contain!
Who Should Take Complete Enzymes?
While individuals with known egg white allergy should consult their physician before using this product, this supplement is useful for anyone who:
- Wants the very best digestive enzyme available that is equipped to break down a broad spectrum of foods, and assist with optimal absorption and utilization of micronutrients
- Has or is concerned about food sensitivities
- Is looking for a way to manage accidental gluten exposure and cross contamination
- Wants to support their inflammatory response, immune system, and digestive health
- Is looking for a digestive enzyme with no bovine or porcine based enzymes, glandulars, or gelatin
I recommend taking digestive enzymes a few minutes or immediately before a meal. This allows the various strains of enzymes a moment to mix with gastric juices and activate so they can best assist with the breakdown of foods. I’m often asked if it’s “too late” to take digestive enzymes in the middle of, or after a meal. The simple answer is, “No.” It certainly is not too late. Taking them in the middle of or after a meal will still offer great digestive benefits. In fact, I have many patients who actually take their enzymes between meals to assist with inflammation and GI health.
While I commonly recommend that some take my Complete Enzymes before every meal to assist their body’s digestive and absorptive efforts, as well as to support healthy immune function and inflammation levels, those of you with perfect digestive health may not feel that you need it as often, or perhaps only with larger meals. Several of my patients and friends even just carry a bottle with them while traveling or dining out just in case they accidentally get “glutened.”