Supplements to aid digestion

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The list of natural supplements that promote digestion

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SUPPLEMENTS TO PROMOTE DIGESTION - Often due to an incorrect diet or too high in fat, unhealthy habits such as that of eat quickly and without chewing for a long time they may appear digestive problems.

In the simplest cases we can act with some natural remedies as the tisane digestive herbal, in others it is necessary to resort to a little outside help such as food supplements based on dry plant extracts and enzymes.

In particular it is about supplements based on digestive enzymes that help the stomach in its work or of vegetable substances such as bromelain contained in the stem of the pineapple which favors the digestive process.

In this regard, we have selected some supplements for you to aid digestion. However, we always remind you that, as reported on the packaging:

"Supplements are not intended as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle".

Always read the leaflet to know all the characteristics of the product and take it under the indication and following the icask your doctor to avoid contraindications and obtain the desired results.



It is a complex of derived digestive enzymes exclusively from plant sources that help the degradation of food in order to promote better absorption in the intestine. For example, the pineapple gambo which helps the physiological digestive function, the drainage of body fluids (heaviness of the legs), the functionality of the microcirculation and counteracts the imperfections of cellulite.

INGREDIENTS: Potato maltodestin, Capsule: HPMC; Pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merr.) Stem dry extract titrated in Bromelain 20%, Enzymes obtained from fermented maltodextrins: Cellulase, Amylase, Lipase, Protease, Lactase, Alkaline-active protease, Acid active protease; Bulking agent: Cellulose; Anti-caking agent: Silicon dioxide, Magnesium stearate.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (for 3 capsules): Ananas comosus L. Merr.) stem titrated in Bromelain 20% 76,5 mg, Cellulase (from Trichoderma viride) 54 mg, Amylase (from Aspergillus oryzae) 45 mg, Lipase (from Rhizopus japonicus) 40,5 , 31,5 mg, Protease (from Bacillus subtilis) 21 mg, Lactase (from Aspergillus oryzae) 15 mg, Acid-active protease (from Aspergillus oryzae) 15 mg, Alkaline-active protease (from Aspergillus oryzae) XNUMX mg

USE: 3 capsules a day to complete the main meals. The capsule can be opened and the contents mixed in a little water.

WARNINGS: Do not use the product in subjects suffering from colitis, gastritis, gastritis due to pregnancy or ulcerative forms of the gastrointestinal tract unless on the advice of a doctor. Not usable in subjects intolerant to gluten and or who suffer from celiac disease.


Nutriva Zymonorm is a supplement based on digestive enzymes with lactase, therefore useful for improving the digestion of lactose in those people who tolerate it badly. Nutriva recommends the association of this product with probiotics to rebalance the gastrointestinal tract in case of gastrointestinal fermentation phenomena.

INGREDIENTS: Mixture of digestive enzymes from fermented maltodextrins, Bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose, anti-caking agents: magnesium stearate, micronized silica.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (1 tablet) Amylase 30.000 DU, Protease 60.000 HUT, Glucoamylase 2 AGU, Lipase 75 FCCLU, Cellulase 300 CU, Lactase 500 ALU, Pectinase 7 endo-PG

USE: Take 1-2 tablets a day with water, preferably after meals.

WARNINGS: Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Contraindicated in subjects with known hypersensitivity to any of the components. Not to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. By intervening on glucose metabolism, the product can interfere with any pharmacological therapies.


The Newfoundland digestive enzyme complex is indicated a promote the normal functions of the digestive system and it is enhanced by the presence of plant extracts including fennel, barley grass and artichoke leaves which enhance its effect. It is free of fillers, binders or other excipients. Gluten free corn, soy, milk or gelatin. Without additives. With no added sugar. Without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

INGREDIENTS: (see nutritional information) plus Methyl Cellulose (vegetarian capsule)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (1 tablet) Fennel Seeds [Foeniculum vulgare] 100mg, Green Barley Grass [Hordeum vulgare] 100mg, Stabilized Rice Bran 100mg, Root / Rhizome Ginger [Zingiber officinale] (freeze-dried fresh -ORGANICA) 50mg, Artichoke Leaves [ Cynara scolymus] (fresh freeze-dried) 50mg, Cardamom pods [Elettaria cardamomum] 25mg, Genziana Root [Gentiana lutea] 25mg, Protease (A. oryzae) 14,690 HUT 27.6mg, Amylase (A. oryzae) 2,545 DU 16.9mg, Lactase ( A. oryzae) 727 ALU 7.3mg, Glucoamylase (A. niger) 6.5 AGU 7.3mg, Alpha-Galactosidase (A. niger) 109 GalU 7.3mg, Protease (A. niger) 36 SAPU 6.8mg, Invertase (S. cervisiae) 291 SU 3.3mg, Lipase (C. rugosa) 349 FIP 1.9mg, Glucoamylase (R. oryzae) 0.72 AGU 1.1mg, Lipase (A. niger) 7.27 FIP 0.15mg, Lipase (R. oryzae) 7.27 FIP 0.15mg

USE: Supplement indicated for consumption in adults. Take 2 to 4 capsules a day with meals.

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended doses without consulting your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age. Its use is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation except under medical supervision. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking the product concomitantly with other medicines or supplements.


VegZyme is a supplement based on a mixture of 5 digestive enzymes (amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase and lactase) all of 100% vegetable and useful to digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. The enzymes in this case are produced by the fungal fermentation of maltodextrin, therefore it is a product that can also be used by vegetarians and vegans.

INGREDIENTS: mixture of digestive enzymes (amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase, lactase), bulking agent: dibasic calcium phosphate, maltodextrin, thickeners: sodium carboxymethylcellulose and calcium carbonate; anti-caking agents: vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide; preservative: sodium benzoate; coating agents: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, talc, polyethylene glycol; dye: titanium dioxide.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Per dose (1 tab) Mixture of digestive enzymes 500 mg, Amylase (8000 SKB / g from Aspergillus oryzae), Protease (30000 HUT / g from Aspergillus oryzae), Lipase (80 FIP / g from Rhizopus oryzae), Cellulase (200 CU / g from Trichoderma reesei), Lactase (200 ALU / g from Aspergillus oryzae)

USE: 1-2 tablets a day after meals.

WARNINGS: Do not take on an empty stomach. Do not exceed the recommended doses without consulting your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.


This supplement promotes digestion and the elimination of intestinal gas thanks to a special blend of 30 herbs including columbus, horehound, cinnamon, chamomile, star anise, green anise, fennel, cardamom, cloves, coriander, minor galangal, lemon balm, mugwort, Bohemian angelica, wild angelica, peppermint , ginger, artichoke and absinthe. It is a product in liquid form to be taken with a graduated measuring cup included in the package.

INGREDIENTS: Pure water, ethyl alcohol (Alcoolvis® = Alcohol purified with the method invented by Dr. Giorgini), chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) top, gentian (Gentiana lutea) roots, quassia (Quassia amara) wood, pigeon (Jateorhiza palmata) roots, centaurea minor (Centaurium erythraea) top, licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) roots, horehound (Marrubium vulgare) herb with flowers, cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) barks, boldo (Peumus boldus) leaves, common chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) flower heads (flowers) Illicium verum) fruits, green anise (Pimpinella anisum) fruits, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) fruits, cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) seeds, cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) flower buds, coriander (Coriandrum sativum) fruits, minor galangal (Alpinia officinarum) rhizomes, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) leaves, abrotanum (Artemisia abrotanum) top, mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) herb with flowers, Bohemian angelica (Angelica archangelica) roots, angelica si lvestre (Angelica sylvestris) roots, peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves, fibrin clover (Menyanthes trifoliata) leaves, ginger (Zingiber officinalis) rhizomes, tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) leaves, artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaves, gentle wormwood (Artemisia pontica) grass with flowers, Pontic wormwood (Artemisia vallesiaca) grass with flowers, Roman wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) grass with flowers.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: see the table below.

USE: We recommend taking 1 scoop (10 ml) diluted in hot or cold water, once or twice a day at any time (10 to 20 ml per day); mix and sweeten to taste. If desired, the daily dose can be diluted in a bottle of water to be consumed throughout the day. Shake before using.

WARNINGS: Do not take on an empty stomach. Do not exceed the recommended doses without consulting your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.


Supplement based on titrated plant extracts, rich in useful substances for promote the physiological digestive function. This product has an anti-inflammatory, stomachic and antispasmodic action on the digestive tract and can be useful in case of dyspepsia, gastritis and reflux esophagitis.

INGREDIENTS: Fermented rice starch, freeze-dried papaya fruit (tit. 450 UP / g), Ginger dry extract (tit. 5% Gingeroli), Pineapple dry extract tit. (250 GDU / g), Chamomile extract. dry, Genziana estr. dry, Condurango bark. Anti-caking agents: pregelatinised maize starch, stabilized citric acid, calcium carbonate, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate. Outer shell: vegetarian capsule.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: per daily dose (3 capsules), Fermented rice starch 182 mg, Lyophilized papaya 182 mg, Ginger dry extract 151 mg, Pineapple dry extract 121 mg, Chamomile dry extract 121 mg, Gentian dry extract 121 mg, Condurango bark 61 mg

USE: 1-2 capsules 3 times a day with meals.

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended doses without consulting your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.


Digest ev is a supplement that promotes digestion thanks to the presence of enzymes and dry extracts of different fruits such as pineapple and papaya and plants such as fennel, green anise and mint. It can help with flatulence, bloating, stomach acid, heaviness or slowed digestion.

INGREDIENTS: fructose, maltodextrin, Pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) stem dry extract, enzymatic activity 250 GDU / g; Papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit dry extract, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) Fruit dry extract, titrated to 0,5% in essential oil; Green anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) fruit dry extract, sweetener: xylitol; Mint (Mentha x piperita L.) leaves dry extract, titrated to 0,5% in essential oil; Caraway (Carum carvi L.) fruit dry extract, Milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.) Fruit dry extract, titrated at 2% in silymarin; Digestive enzymes from rice maltodextrins, fermented by Aspergillus oryzae; Aroma, Anti-caking agent: micronized silica; Gentian (Gentiana lutea L.) root dry extract, Anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate; Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) Root dry extract, titrated at 5% in gingerols; sweetener: steviol glycosides.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Average analysis Per daily dose (2 tablets): Pineapple stem dry extract enzymatic activity 250 GDU / g 200mg 50 GDU / g Papaya fruit dry extract 200mg Fennel fruit dry extract titrated 0,5% essential oil 190mg 0,95mg Green anise fruit dry extract 140mg Mint leaves dry extract titrated 0,5% essential oil 100mg 0,5mg Caraway fruit dry extract 80mg Milk thistle fruit dry extract titrated 2% silymarin 80mg 1,6mg Digestive enzymes of which: Amylase 1500 DU, Cellulase 300 CU, Lactase 500 ALU , Lipase 112,5 FIP, Glucoamylase 2 AGU, Pectinase 7 endo-PGU, Protease 3000 HUT 50mg Gentian root dry extract 20mg Ginger root dry extract titrated 5% gingerols 2,0mg 0,1mg.

USE: It is recommended to take 1-2 tablets a day, dissolving them slowly in the mouth, after meals.

WARNINGS: Carefully read the warnings and instructions for use on the label. Do not exceed recommended daily doses. Keep out of the reach of children under three years of age.

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