DZ10 is a pill that the manufacturers state contain “super enzymes” that will help the body break down the undigested food that sits in your gut. They say if you are over 30 and feeling bloated, tired, and are 10 or more pounds overweight, DZ10 will improve your health, increase vitality, and make you feel better overall.
How DZ10 Enzymes Work
DZ10 states its main ingredients are protease, amylase, and lipase, which they claim breaks down necessary proteins, carbohydrates, and fats the body needs to give us energy and sustain life. They add DZ10 Enzymes also contain other enzymes like alpha-galactosidase, to help with gas, and lactase which helps break down dairy products.
They insist if you take DZ10 Enzyme you will see results in as little as a day. They promise their pills are 100% natural, completely vegetarian (but it contains pig enzyme so it’s not vegan) made in the USA with high-quality ingredients, and recommended by doctors and nutritionists.
Do I Have an Enzyme Deficiency?
Enzymes are proteins that our bodies produce help break down foods: we have them in our mouth, stomach, and small intestine; enzymes also help with the metabolism. Unless you have a very rare medical condition, you most likely do not have an enzyme deficiency.
While it’s true that plants contain enzymes, there is very little scientific evidence that they help with digestion or replace any enzymes that the body is currently lacking. This is because your body will break them down with its own enzymes!
There are a couple of exceptions. A prescription medication used to treat Pancreatic Insufficiency that has a special coating to prevent them from being digested. (Pancreatic Insufficiency is itself very rare.)
Also, lactose intolerance, the body’s inability to digest dairy, is so common it’s considered normal. Supplements that contain lactase (like DZ10 Enzymes) have been shown to help people who like to enjoy ice cream or milk and have had trouble doing so.
Finally, vegetarians and vegans who eat no meat sometime have trouble breaking down all the fiber in their foods, resulting in excessive gassiness. Alpha-galactosidase (found in DZ10 Enzyme and also the popular anti-gas supplement Beano) has been shown to lessen bloating and the need to, ahem, fart.
Aside from that, benefits of supplements containing enzymes are murky at best.
DZ10 Enzyme Cost:
$46.90 ($39.95 plus $6.95 shipping) plus you will be automatically enrolled in a reshipment program, where they send you another bottle of DZ10 every month and charge you $46.90 until you call to cancel.
DZ10 Enzyme is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee, minus shipping; all you have to do is send the unused portion back.
Bottom Line: Is DZ10 Enzyme a Scam?
As we mentioned earlier, the only proven benefits for most people taking an enzyme are for lactose intolerance and excessive flatulence. The good news is that DZ10 does indeed contain enzymes to help with both of these unpleasant conditions.
As to the rest of DZ10 Enzyme’s claims about weight loss, more energy, and a “detoxed” body, there is no scientific evidence to back this up.
You may also want to read: “Enzyme Deficiency” by Stephen Barrett M.D. from a site called Quackwatch where he “breaks down” the claims of a similar enzyme supplement into a more “digestible” format.