Only four of 20 brands of bromelain purchased on Amazon provided the enzyme activity expected from their labels, three of which had no detectable enzyme activity, according to a recent report. For details by brand, see the Quality Concerns section of our Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among digestive enzyme products.
A CL member with chronic pancreatitis asked about alternatives to costly prescription enzymes. See our Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review for information about prescription enzymes as well as supplements similar to prescription products.
Does taking digestive enzymes reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Find out in our updated Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review.
Also see our answer to the question: Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?