Skip to content
Stomach Pain Heart Burn

A Multi-Enzyme Blend May Help Ease Indigestion

Dyspepsia is most commonly known as indigestion and it affects approximately 25% of all Americans. A recent study suggests a non-animal sourced enzyme blend may be safe and effective for people with dyspepsia.


Participants in the study included 40 people who took either 50 mg of a multi-enzyme complex or a placebo daily for 60 days. The complex included alpha-amylase, protease, cellulase, lactase, as well as lipase that digest carbohydrates, complex proteins, cellulosic fibers, lactose, and fats. Effectiveness of the complex was measured using the Short-Form Leeds Dyspepsia Questionnaire, the Nepean Dyspepsia Index-Short Form, the Visual Analog Scale, the Clinical Global Impression Severity Rating Scale, and the Glasgow Dyspepsia Severity Score. Scores were measured at baseline and follow-up visits on day 15, 30, and 60.


Supplementation resulted in significant changes in all the scores. In particular, the researchers noted significant improvements in epigastric pain and discomfort, postprandial distention, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, fullness, early satiety, bloating, belching after meals, and vomiting in the supplement group. No adverse events were reported. No similar improvements were seen in the control group.


Researchers from the Sami-Sabinsa Group led the study. It was published online ahead of print on August 29, 2018, in the Journal of Medicinal Food.

Previous article Low-Fat Diets May Decrease Testosterone Levels

Related Posts

Air Pollution Associated With Changes in the Gut Microbiome
Air Pollution Associated With Changes in the Gut Microbiome
The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that live in the...
Read More
Low Walking Frequency Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death in People with Osteoarthritis
Low Walking Frequency Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death in People with Osteoarthritis
Previous research suggests that people with osteoarthritis may have twice the risk of early death and more than three...
Read More
Methylsulfonylmethane May Help Improve Facial Skin Appearance
Methylsulfonylmethane May Help Improve Facial Skin Appearance
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a sulfur-containing compound found naturally in plants, animals, and humans. A recent ...
Read More
×