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Will FODZYME interact with other medications?

There is a small body of research on the use of alpha-galactosidase digestive enzymes and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, a class of medications for diabetes that inhibit the absorption of carbohydrates. Examples of these medications include acarbose (

Can FODZYME help with digestive distress after gastrointestinal surgery, such as a gastric bypass, resection or removal of polyps?

Changes in food tolerance and digestive distress are common following gastrointestinal surgery. Impaired nutrient digestion and absorption can result from physical changes to the digestive tract (eg. food entering the small intestine downstream from

Does FODZYME target gluten? Can FODZYME help those with celiac disease or other gluten-related conditions?

FODZYME targets the FODMAPs fructan, GOS and lactose; not the protein gluten, which is found in cereals like wheat, barley and rye. (Note that these cereals are also high in fructan content.) If using FODZYME, those with celiac disease should remain

How does FODZYME affect blood sugar levels? Is it safe for people with diabetes?

FODZYME works by breaking down FODMAP carbohydrates into simple sugars, which are then easily absorbed. While the amount of sugar released from FODMAPs in a typical meal is small, it does enter the bloodstream and can impact blood sugar levels. The e

Is FODZYME safe for those who have gallbladder conditions or have had a gallbladder removal? Can FODZYME help digestive distress following gallbladder removal?

The gallbladder is responsible for the concentration, storage and excretion of bile, which is involved in the digestion of fats (bile itself is made in the liver). There is also increasing evidence that bile is involved in the immune response and sup

What is the effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) or other acid suppressing medicines on FODZYME’s activity and effectiveness?

FODZYME is designed to maximize the availability of enzymes to their substrates at the post-prandial gastric pH. Acid suppressing medicines such as Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium are used to re-establish normal digestive conditions and should not alter

Is FODZYME safe for those with diverticular disease, such as diverticulosis or diverticulitis?

Diverticular disease is a broad term to describe the presence of diverticula (small pouches) in the colon. Diverticulosis is often asymptomatic, though its prevalence does increase with age. Diverticulitis describes inflammation of the diverticula an

Do you provide free samples of FODZYME?

Yes, if your healthcare provider thinks that you might benefit from FODZYME, they can help you request a free sample. To get started, share this link with your provider so they can sign up for our Partner’s Program for clinicians. For those not curre

Are there any concerns about adverse interactions with other supplements?

Although we are not aware of any adverse interactions between FODZYME® and over-the-counter supplements, we recommend consulting with your clinician about any concerns before trying FODZYME®. There is little to suggest use of FODZYME® with supplement