One in 133 American’s suffer from Celiac related gluten intolerance. Many others have other gluten related issues. My research has indicated that enzyme supplements help break down the gluten molecules to help relive a number of ailments including skin rashes, irritability, aggression, moodiness, ‘brain fog,’ cognitive problems, cramping, bowel problems, pain, and sleep disturbances. One of my sources that was very helpful in finding a low cost, low impact solution for poor digestion is http://www.enzymestuff.com/rtgluten.htm (It’s very important that you read this page!). Based on this and other resources, I went looking for a broad spectrum enzyme supplement. The one I found that I feel has really enhanced our life is Kirkman’s Enzym-Complete/DPP-IV. In their words:
EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ is Kirkman’s highest strength, broad-spectrum digestive enzyme. This proprietary product is formulated to support maximum digestive activity for a full range of foods.
EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ is a unique blend of 18 pure, plant-based enzymes that are recognized as essential for the effective digestion of all food groups, including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, sugars and fiber, under a wide range of pH conditions. The addition of the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) enzyme analog supports the ability of the body to degrade peptides formed from exposure to casein and gluten. EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ provides a comprehensive “foundation” of supplemental enzymes to support optimal digestion.
Each enzyme works independently, but also in a complementary role to optimally impact digestion of all dietary components. Kirkman’s EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ provides a combination of proteases, amylases, lipases, disaccharides and cellulases that replace the enzymes lost in cooking, thus lessening the burden on the body’s digestive tract so that it can function optimally, while also supporting optimal nutrient absorption.
My wife and I have felt tremendously better since we started using this supplement. I’m convinced the science is sound, and that the combinations of enzymes works.