Digestive enzymes are the first step in converting the food you eat into useful nutrition and energy. If you’re over 35 or experience regular stress, you may need extra enzymes to avoid heartburn, gas and bloating, and make the most of your meals. Here’s why…
Imagine someone hands you a beautiful, brightly wrapped birthday gift. You might take a minute to admire the packaging and bow, but you know the real goal is to get what’s inside. The best part comes after you open that box!
Your food is just like that gift! How it looks and tastes matters, but the real prize comes from breaking down your meals into the nourishment your body needs. Back to that awesome birthday present: what if you started to unwrap your gift, but then got distracted? You might set it aside on a shelf, where it stays just as pretty – and basically useless.
Digestive enzymes are key to accessing the healthy nutrition you give your body at mealtime. The very first job your gut has to do is “open the gift” by using digestive enzymes to break down your food into smaller, digestible pieces – especially the proteins. Once digestive enzymes do their work, your gastrointestinal system can absorb what you need, send it out to other systems in your body, and dispose of the rest.
So here’s the problem: after age 35 or during any time of stress, your body makes fewer digestive enzymes. It’s part of a set of stress responses designed to conserve your resources until any threat has passed. But in the modern world, the “threat” comes in the shape of work deadlines, shuttling the kids to and from practice, cleaning the house, and trying to juggle meals, sleep, and exercise in between. Stress is a constant, which means your body doesn’t make the enzymes you need!
Without your full quota of digestive enzymes, that first crucial step in digestion goes unfinished. You’re never really receiving all the nutrition your food contains, no matter how carefully you grocery shop or cook. What a waste! The lack of digestive enzymes can be further complicated by food intolerances, leaky gut, or other chronic gut inflammation.
The good news is that it’s not hard to give your gut a boost! You can start by addressing your stress and making good sleep a priority. The other easy advantage you can offer your gut is a quality Digestive Enzymes supplement. Taken before meals, Digestive Enzymes can give your body extra firepower to tackle the process of breaking down your food, allowing for faster, easier digestion.*
Adding Digestive Enzymes can equal less gas, bloating, and heartburn, plus more accessible nutrition and help with weight loss.* The JJ Virgin team has worked hard to source non-GMO, superior-quality Digestive Enzymes. We’re also firm believers in multitasking, so our product not only helps you break down protein, it’s also a Phase 2 Carb Controller. That means it can slow down or even prevent the absorption of carbohydrates from your food – a helpful tool for weight loss.*
It doesn’t require long-term supplementation for your body to get the hint. Just one month of supplementing with Digestive Enzymes can help put your body back on track with its own enzyme production. So if you’re over 35, experience regular stress, or have unpleasant symptoms after eating, try Digestive Enzymes for 30 days! Ditto if you’re trying to lose weight or give your gut the best possible chance of maintaining your immunity and brain health.
(Curious about how that last part works? Check out Microbiome Balance to find out more…)
The primary ingredients in Digestive Enzymes are a proprietary blend of:
BioCore® Pro digestive enzymes to help break down your food
Phase Two Carb Controller® to limit or block your absorption of carbs
- Green coffee extract to help with weight loss
For a complete list of ingredients, nutritional facts, and other label information, check out the Nutrition tab on this page.
Digestive Enzymes FAQs
FAQ: What are Digestive Enzymes?
Digestive Enzymes are a boost of the enzymes naturally produced in your gut to help digest your food. Digestive Enzymes are ideal for:
- Those who are over 35 or experience regular stress
- Breaking down the food you eat into useful nutrients*
- Minimizing or preventing carb absorption for weight loss*
- Reducing heartburn, indigestion, gas, and bloating*
- Anyone struggling with food intolerances or leaky gut*
FAQ: How do I take it?
As a dietary supplement, take 2 Digestive Enzymes capsules 15-30 minutes before meals containing carbohydrates. If you are mid-meal and realize you need to take them, go for it, but no need to take them after a meal. Simply wait until 15-30 minutes before your next meal. As with all supplements, please check with your healthcare provider to be sure Digestive Enzymes are a good fit for your health and needs.
FAQ: How long will I need to use it?
Take Digestive Enzymes with meals for 30 days. If you’re consistent with your dosing, that can be long enough for your body to take the hint and start producing more of its own digestive enzymes. If your symptoms stay gone after you stop Digestive Enzymes, then you’re good to go!
If heartburn, indigestion, gas, or bloating comes back once you stop taking Digestive Enzymes, then you may need to take them long-term or add a probiotic like Microbiome Balance to help further heal your gut. (Ask your doctor if you have concerns.)
Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you’re unhappy with a JJ Virgin product for any reason, just return it for a refund! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of your purchase, and we’ll tell you how. (Please note: you’re responsible for return shipping, and your refund does not include original shipping/handling costs.)
And don’t forget to check out the Reviews tab on this page to find out what customers are saying about Digestive Enzymes!
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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With all the options you can choose from, you deserve to know the differences between what we’ve created for you and what’s out there on the market, as well as why we go to such great lengths to ensure the quality of your supplements.
Effectiveness and Bioavailability
First and foremost, the products you find here are crafted from the highest quality ingredients available. Rather than selecting ingredients for shelf life, we formulate supplements to enhance YOUR LIFE! That is why we opt for top-notch ingredients and focus on bioavailability and benefits. It might not matter to you that we use certain forms of nutrients instead of cheaper versions, but your body knows the difference.
Produced in a Family-Owned Facility that Does Third-Party Testing
A high percentage of supplements don’t even test positive for the ingredients they claim to contain! To avoid any risk of a big manufacturer cutting corners on the products we create for you, JJ made arrangements with a family-owned facility she knows well. (She was a sales representative for them long before she wrote four NY Times bestselling books to help people avoid unnecessary weight gain and painful exposure to food intolerances!) She went to the people she trusted, the people she’s seen ship back countless ingredients after their independent third-party tests did not confirm quality and efficacy. Any idea what happens to those returned ingredients? Yep – you guessed it. They go on to another manufacturer who does not invest in outside testing.
The best part of JJ’s arrangement is that this is a family operation being passed down from generation to generation. That means no risk of a big buyout that would do away with the quality control measures JJ demands from the facility that creates your specialty supplement formulas.
Taste & Consistency
You won’t find a creamier shake that provides as much protein, with as little sugar, and ZERO exposure to the 7 high food intolerance foods. You won’t find bars that avoid the harmful proteins in gluten, soy, dairy, egg, peanuts, and corn that taste anywhere near as delicious as what JJ has created for you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, and you can rest assured the shakes and bars you fall in love with now will remain consistent in their tasty flavor and creamy texture.
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About JJ Virgin
JJ Virgin owned a beautiful high-end gym in Palm Springs and catered to the Hollywood elite who needed to prepare for starring roles and world tours. She was the nutrition and fitness expert on Dr. Phil and other major TV shows (ranging from Freaky Eaters to The Doctors), and print media authorities relied on her expertise. She had all the success a certified nutritionist and trainer could want. But when she made an important discovery – almost by accident – she left all that behind to stop the needless suffering and weight gain caused by undiagnosed food intolerances.
Nutrition and fitness theory has always relied on the calories-in-calories-out model that declares your weight is simply a function of how much you eat and exercise. However, JJ saw firsthand that this was definitely not the case. Even when she sequestered challenging weight loss cases at a retreat where she controlled what they ate and how much they worked out, there were people who still GAINED weight. So she got curious – very curious.
Since JJ supported the foremost doctors and NDs with their most challenging patients, she had access to the best nutraceuticals and tests. Combining data from the doctors she worked with and clients who trusted her to find a solution to their non-stop weight struggles, JJ found that there were 7 foods that cause the body to react by protecting itself with extra fat, inflammation, skin issues, and more. She narrowed the offending foods down to the 7 most common and used that as the starting point for what evolved into her NY Times bestselling books The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook.
The 7 High Food Intolerance Foods (she dubbed them the 7 HiFI foods) were removed from the diets of hundreds of willing clients for 21 days, long enough for antibody production to slow or stop. Then, one at a time for one week each, the 7 foods were reintroduced. The results were astonishing! The simple removal of these foods reduced weight significantly, plus eliminated joint pain, headaches, and skin issues, leaving both JJ and her test subjects happily shocked. The reintroduction process caused the symptoms to return, widely more apparent since antibodies were no longer present. This inspired a full-scale test of the Virgin Diet protocol and, later, the launch of the books.
You might be wondering what all this has to do with the products you’re looking at here on the JJ Virgin Store? To answer that question, you need to know that the 7 HiFI foods JJ discovered were corn, gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts, and sugar or artificial sweeteners.
(You can learn more about the 7 HiFI foods in the free PDF download HERE.)
As it turns out, most shakes, bars, and supplements include one or more of these foods under sneaky names that you’d have to be a food detective to recognize. JJ had a rapidly growing family of people relying on her to guide them away from these 7 Hi FI foods, and that meant they needed safe protein shakes at the very least. One majorly successful part of the Virgin Diet is starting your day with a power-packed protein shake, but… JJ could not find ONE brand on the market that met her stringent requirements and tasted anywhere near delicious.
She went back to her roots, to the same community of high-end nutraceutical creators, doctors, and NDs that she had first shared her discoveries with. She banded together a network of caring professionals to source the best ingredients and formulate a tasty line of nutritious shakes and bars, as well as exceptionally high-quality supplements that are free from the 7 foods. She also built and educated the team that supports you when you shop here on this store.
It has been a long and amazing journey in order for JJ Virgin and this entire team to touch so many lives. So what’s your health goal? How can we help you? Check out some of the stories of people just like you on the reviews tab, and then reach out to let us know how we can best support you.
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