Digestive Enzymes

120 vegetarian capsules

Buy two or more & save 5%

Digestive Enzymes

120 vegetarian capsules

Buy two or more & save 5%

Smidge® Digestive Enzymes (formerly GutZyme™)

  • Supports nutrient breakdown/absorption

  • Additive-free

  • Enzymes for fat, carbs, casein and gluten*

  • Non-GMO

  • Free of common allergens

Introducing our Digestive Enzymes, a clean and comprehensive supplement to help you digest your food comfortably. So your body can absorb even more of the nutrients on your plate — without cramping, bloating, gas or constipation.*

And, if you're new to a real food diet rich in healthy fats (hello, fat bombs!), we've got your back. These enzyme capsules have three types of lipase that help digest fat.

They also include enzymes to help digest complex carbs in gassy foods like beans, cabbage and broccoli, and starchy foods like oats and rice. Their DPP-IV enzymes support the breakdown of casein and gluten.

As always, Smidge® Digestive Enzymes are free of additives and common allergens, and made in small batches

Our customers say Smidge® Digestive Enzymes are a must-have travel companion. And good to tote to parties or dining out, where you likely won't know the ingredient list for those cute hors d'oeuvres.

120 vegetarian capsules (2-month supply)

What do Smidge® Digestive Enzymes Capsules do?

These little enzyme capsules may help ease common digestive symptoms from tough-to-digest foods, like cramping, bloating, gas and occasional constipation.*

Here's how.

Your body produces enzymes, which break down food into energy in the gut. Think of each of the parts needed for digestion, like the mouth, stomach, pancreas and intestines… each secretes these essential enzymes.

When your body isn't producing enough enzymes (or if they're late to the sweet potato party), your food cannot fully digest. This can lead to myriad health issues like gas, bloating, indigestion, occasional diarrhea and constipation, prolonged intestinal imbalance, dysbiosis, and other more severe inflammatory conditions.

Our enzyme capsules work in your tummy to help properly digest your food before it travels through the rest of your gut.* So your small intestine doesn't get loaded with your entire Paleo cauliflower grilled cheese — and your body can absorb all of those healthy nutrients :)

Dosage:

Our Digestive Enzymes can be used regularly to help with digestive issues or as an occasional supplement for hard-to-digest meals.

Always start with a smidge!  Take one capsule daily with food, Then take two capsules together, as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.)

For children and sensitive adults, a smaller dose may be obtained by pulling apart the capsule and taking a portion of the contents.

Start low and slow: Smidge® supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a very small dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what dosage feels right for you.

Calculate your price per dose! Use our dosage calculator to determine how long your product will last based on your household size.

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.

Shipping:

This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration. We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

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Smidge® Digestive Enzymes (formerly GutZyme™)

  • Supports nutrient breakdown/absorption

  • Additive-free

  • Enzymes for fat, carbs, casein and gluten*

  • Non-GMO

  • Free of common allergens

Introducing our Digestive Enzymes, a clean and comprehensive supplement to help you digest your food comfortably. So your body can absorb even more of the nutrients on your plate — without cramping, bloating, gas or constipation.*

And, if you're new to a real food diet rich in healthy fats (hello, fat bombs!), we've got your back. These enzyme capsules have three types of lipase that help digest fat.

They also include enzymes to help digest complex carbs in gassy foods like beans, cabbage and broccoli, and starchy foods like oats and rice. Their DPP-IV enzymes support the breakdown of casein and gluten.

As always, Smidge® Digestive Enzymes are free of additives and common allergens, and made in small batches

Our customers say Smidge® Digestive Enzymes are a must-have travel companion. And good to tote to parties or dining out, where you likely won't know the ingredient list for those cute hors d'oeuvres.

120 vegetarian capsules (2-month supply)

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What do Smidge® Digestive Enzymes Capsules do?

These little enzyme capsules may help ease common digestive symptoms from tough-to-digest foods, like cramping, bloating, gas and occasional constipation.*

Here's how.

Your body produces enzymes, which break down food into energy in the gut. Think of each of the parts needed for digestion, like the mouth, stomach, pancreas and intestines… each secretes these essential enzymes.

When your body isn't producing enough enzymes (or if they're late to the sweet potato party), your food cannot fully digest. This can lead to myriad health issues like gas, bloating, indigestion, occasional diarrhea and constipation, prolonged intestinal imbalance, dysbiosis, and other more severe inflammatory conditions.

Our enzyme capsules work in your tummy to help properly digest your food before it travels through the rest of your gut.* So your small intestine doesn't get loaded with your entire Paleo cauliflower grilled cheese — and your body can absorb all of those healthy nutrients :)

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Dosage:

Our Digestive Enzymes can be used regularly to help with digestive issues or as an occasional supplement for hard-to-digest meals.

Always start with a smidge!  Take one capsule daily with food, Then take two capsules together, as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.)

For children and sensitive adults, a smaller dose may be obtained by pulling apart the capsule and taking a portion of the contents.

Start low and slow: Smidge® supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a very small dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what dosage feels right for you.

Calculate your price per dose! Use our dosage calculator to determine how long your product will last based on your household size.

Storage plus minus

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.

Shipping plus minus

Shipping:

This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration. We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

What Experts Say

Founder photo
If your digestion is impaired… and especially if you're experiencing (mild) indigestion and heartburn, you need to take digestive enzymes.* … [Smidge® Digestive Enzymes] will help to break down sugars, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.*

Jaclyn Harwell

The Family That Heals Together

Founder photo
If your digestion is impaired… and especially if you're experiencing (mild) indigestion and heartburn, you need to take digestive enzymes.* … [Smidge® Digestive Enzymes] will help to break down sugars, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.*

Jaclyn Harwell

The Family That Heals Together

Ingredients

Amylase

Glucoamylase

Invertase

Lactase

Maltase

Alpha-Galactosidase

Beta-Glucanase

Phytase

Protease Peptidase Complex

Lipase

Cellulose (base for encapsulation)

Vegetarian Capsule

Amylase

The digestive enzyme amylase, found in saliva and pancreatic fluid, helps convert starch and glycogen into simple sugars.*

Glucoamylase

A digestive enzyme naturally released by the small intestine. It helps break down carbohydrates and starch found in most veggies, for easy absorption by the body.*

Invertase

This digestive enzyme is found in our mouths, and starts the process of chemical digestion. It also helps break down sugar into fructose and glucose.*

Lactase

A digestive enzyme found in the small intestine of humans and other mammals. It's essential to the complete digestion of whole milk, as it breaks down lactose, a sugar which gives milk its sweetness.*

Maltase

This digestive enzyme is present in saliva and pancreatic juice, yeasts, bacteria and plants. It helps break down maltose and similar sugars to form glucose.* Maltose develops in many starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, nuts and legumes when they're digested or cooked.

Alpha-Galactosidase

The digestive enzyme alpha-galactosidase is naturally found in green coffee beans, and several other plants and mammals, including humans. It's been shown to reduce gas production following a meal rich in fermentable carbs by breaking down the sugar-fat complexes commonly found in hard-to-digest foods like broccoli, cabbage, peanuts and beans.* And it may be helpful in patients with gas-related symptoms.*

Beta-Glucanase

Beta-Glucanase is a group of carbohydrate enzymes which breaks down bonds within beta-glucan, found in heavy grains like oats, barley and rye as well in fungi like candida.*

Phytase

This digestive enzyme is a key to bone health.* Commonly found in plant material, it helps break down grains, legumes, seeds and corn.

Protease Peptidase Complex

One of the few digestive enzymes found in the pancreas and the stomach that helps with the breakdown of proteins like gluten and casein, rich in the amino acid, proline.* They also play a vital role in blood clotting and cell division.*

Lipase

This digestive enzyme — produced in the pancreas, mouth and stomach — helps break down dietary fats so the intestines easily absorb them. It also allows nutrients and waste to move through cellular walls.*

Cellulose (base for encapsulation)

Cellulose is a naturally occurring substance (ie a long chain of sugar molecules) that's an important cellular component of green plants. We chose this ingredient to satisfy the needs of our most sensitive customers.

Vegetarian Capsule

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.

Amylase

The digestive enzyme amylase, found in saliva and pancreatic fluid, helps convert starch and glycogen into simple sugars.*

Glucoamylase

A digestive enzyme naturally released by the small intestine. It helps break down carbohydrates and starch found in most veggies, for easy absorption by the body.*

Invertase

This digestive enzyme is found in our mouths, and starts the process of chemical digestion. It also helps break down sugar into fructose and glucose.*

Lactase

A digestive enzyme found in the small intestine of humans and other mammals. It's essential to the complete digestion of whole milk, as it breaks down lactose, a sugar which gives milk its sweetness.*

Maltase

This digestive enzyme is present in saliva and pancreatic juice, yeasts, bacteria and plants. It helps break down maltose and similar sugars to form glucose.* Maltose develops in many starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, nuts and legumes when they're digested or cooked.

Alpha-Galactosidase

The digestive enzyme alpha-galactosidase is naturally found in green coffee beans, and several other plants and mammals, including humans. It's been shown to reduce gas production following a meal rich in fermentable carbs by breaking down the sugar-fat complexes commonly found in hard-to-digest foods like broccoli, cabbage, peanuts and beans.* And it may be helpful in patients with gas-related symptoms.*

Beta-Glucanase

Beta-Glucanase is a group of carbohydrate enzymes which breaks down bonds within beta-glucan, found in heavy grains like oats, barley and rye as well in fungi like candida.*

Phytase

This digestive enzyme is a key to bone health.* Commonly found in plant material, it helps break down grains, legumes, seeds and corn.

Protease Peptidase Complex

One of the few digestive enzymes found in the pancreas and the stomach that helps with the breakdown of proteins like gluten and casein, rich in the amino acid, proline.* They also play a vital role in blood clotting and cell division.*

Lipase

This digestive enzyme — produced in the pancreas, mouth and stomach — helps break down dietary fats so the intestines easily absorb them. It also allows nutrients and waste to move through cellular walls.*

Cellulose (base for encapsulation)

Cellulose is a naturally occurring substance (ie a long chain of sugar molecules) that's an important cellular component of green plants. We chose this ingredient to satisfy the needs of our most sensitive customers.

Vegetarian Capsule

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.

FAQ

Why are digestive enzymes so important?

Enzymes are essential for healthy digestion and a healthy body. They work with other chemicals in the body, such as the stomach acid and bile, to help break down food into smaller molecules for a wide range of bodily functions critical for life.*

When we're healthy, digestive enzymes are secreted along the digestive tract to break food down into nutrients and energy and then eventually be secreted out into waste matter. In other words, you can't live without 'em.*

What types of food contain digestive enzymes?

You can find digestive enzymes in fungi, plants and in raw and cultured foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi and other fermented veggies.

Are Smidge® Digestive Enzymes safe for children?

Yes, but run it by your doc first. Smidge® Digestive Enzymes are safe for children 3 and over. For toddlers and sensitive adults, a smaller dose may be obtained by pulling apart the capsule, taking a small portion of the contents and mixing with food.

Warning: Smidge® Digestive Enzymes are not recommended for children under the age of 3, unless otherwise prescribed by a physician.

Why isn't my body producing enough digestive enzymes?

First, run this important question by your certified medical practitioner.

When your body doesn't produce enough digestive enzymes (due to an increased consumption of highly processed food and chemicals), diseases of the stomach and small intestine begin to occur. Once the number and types of digestive enzymes produced naturally in our system is diminished, we may no longer have the ability to digest food and fight infection.

You may be able to improve digestive issues with the help of a quality enzyme supplement like Smidge®, in addition to removing sugars, grains, processed dairy, and industrial vegetable and seed oils from your diet (as directed by your doctor).*

Where are the ingredients sourced and where is the supplement made?

Our Digestive Enzymes are sourced and produced in the U.S. :)

What are the enzymes derived?

The enzymes are derived from Aspergillus (fungus) via fermentation. For this reason, we do not recommend the product for individuals who have an Aspergillus allergy. As always, consult with a certified medical practitioner, preferably one familiar with gut health, before starting any new supplement.

What's the difference between Smidge® Digestive Enzymes and Smidge® HCl + Enzymes?

Smidge® Digestive Enzymes is a digestive supplement for people who have adequate HCl (hydrochloric acid) levels but want to maximize their absorption of fats, proteins, minerals and other nutrients. It includes all the same enzymes as the Smidge® HCl + Enzymes, plus additional enzymes to support the digestion of beans and other carbohydrates. You can even open up the capsules to consume, since it does not contain HCl and pepsin.

Smidge® HCl + Enzymes is our original formula that contains HCl and pepsin. It's perfect for people who are following the GAPS Diet, restricting their grains and carbohydrate intake, and looking to restore their HCl levels and also maximize their absorption of fats, proteins, minerals and other nutrients.

Can I use Smidge® Digestive Enzymes with Smidge® HCl + Enzymes?

Yes! Smidge® Digestive Enzymes can be used in tandem or sequentially with Smidge® HCl + Enzymes, which contains HCl and pepsin. Some customers start with Smidge® HCl + Enzymes and then move onto only Smidge® Digestive Enzymes after their HCl levels are up. Some use the two in tandem for different meals over the same day.

Tell me more about the DPP-IV enzymes and how they support the breakdown of gluten.

Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) is one of the few enzymes that can help with the breakdown of proteins like gluten and casein, rich in the amino acid, proline.*

Most health experts recommend using it as a safeguard if you're worried something may contain gluten or casein.* In other words, the DPP-IV enzymes in Smidge® Digestive Enzymes capsules serve more as an additional safety net than as something that can reverse the gluten or dairy challenge you're facing.*

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 19 Reviews
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LM
04/06/2021
Linda M.
United States

Its a very good product, Helped me so much I am grateful to find Smigde Digestive enzymes. fast delivery too. excellent product!

SM
03/01/2021
Silvana M.
United States United States
Great product

I feel better sin using this product!!

03/05/2021
Smidge®

Silvana, Thank you for your 5-star rating on Smidge Digestive Enzymes. Enzymes are essential for healthy digestion and a healthy body. They work with other chemicals in the body, such as stomach acid and bile, to help break down food into smaller molecules for a wide range of bodily functions critical for life. Pairing Smidge Digestive Enzymes and Smidge probiotics together is a great way to keep your system happy and healthy. Best wishes!

AM
02/16/2021
Andrea M.
United States United States
Digestive enzymes

I really like these because they work and also are an affordable price compared to others i have purchased.

03/04/2021
Smidge®

Thank you for your 5-star review on Smidge Digestive Enzymes. We feel these enzymes can be a total game-changer when it comes to how you feel after a meal. It can take lots of energy to digest foods, and even healthy foods can cause a distended feeling with gas. Smidge Digestive Enzymes break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats, sugar, and fiber. Take care;)

SB
01/25/2021
Stormie B.
United States United States
Works Great!!

After starting the digestive enzymes, I was able to stop taking heart burn medicines. The shipping is quick too.

KK
01/18/2021
Kelly K.
United States United States
Jury is still out

I've been using Smidge for a month. In some ways, my digestion is better and in other ways worse. It's so hard to determine what role my probiotic plays, but I can say it's not a magical cure all. I'm going to keep taking it for another two months and then reassess.

02/17/2021
Smidge®

Hello Kelly, Thank you for your feedback on Smidge Digestive Enzymes. No, there is no magic cure for digestion. It takes an integrated, holistic approach of healthy food choices, being stress-free and sometimes, great supplements. Smidge Digestive Enzymes are to aid the digestion of proteins, carbs, sugars, and fats. Best wishes!