Hey, here’s an idea:
Wouldn’t it be great to have a supplement that helps you maximize nutrient absorption from every meal you eat, so you can save money on food while reducing waste?
That’s what Sculpt Nation is supposedly offering us with their bottle of Enzymes. We did some digging to find out if it’s legit. Now, it’s your turn to do some reading to see if it’s worth it.
About the Creator – Sculpt Nation
Sculpt Nation is no stranger to the supplement game. They exist for the sole purpose of helping us build dream bodies through their super supplements.
The company and its co-founder (Vince Sant) have a lot of haters, but they seem to be way outnumbered by the lovers. At least, that’s what their social media following tells us.
Here are the stats:
- V Shred has 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 2.32 million subscribers on YouTube
- Sculpt Nation has 292k followers on Instagram
We’ve reviewed a ton of supplements from this company, and most of them left us less than impressed.
But they hyped their Enzymes like they did their Probiotics, Greens, and other supplements, and it looked promising from afar. So let’s take a closer look to see if Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes are worth your pennies.
A Closer Look at Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes
Guess what starts with E, has 45 servings, and costs $49.00. You guessed it right; it’s Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes. According to the company, their Enzymes supplement was created to help people maximize their nutrition from the foods they eat.
This supplement will supposedly help us save on expensive organic foods by using various enzymes to aid the body’s digestion process so we don’t waste nutrients.
Plus, they add that people missing out on organic diets need it even more.
Digestive enzymes do their job and are helpful for digestion. So let’s discuss more these enzymes and how they work to do their job.
What Are Digestive Enzymes & How Do They Work?
Enzymes are special types of proteins that cause a chemical reaction and help to speed the rate of other chemical reactions.
Various enzymes handle important tasks. For example, destroying toxins, building muscle, and breaking down food during digestion.
But we’re more interested in digestive enzymes for the sake of this review. So what are digestive enzymes?
As the name suggests, digestive enzymes specifically aid your body with the process of digestion.
Some digestive enzymes include:
- Amylase – helps to break down carbs or starches into sugar molecules. Amylase deficiency can cause diarrhea.
- Lipase – breaks down fats in the liver bile. Lipase deficiency can lead to a lack of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K.
- Protease acts to break down protein into amino acids and helps to keep yeast, protozoa, and bacteria out of your intestines. Protease deficiency can cause toxicity and allergies in the intestines.
- Lactase breaks down the lactose found in milk and milk products. Lactase may help people with lactose intolerance.
- Cellulase breaks down cellulose (a dietary fiber).
Who Needs Digestive Enzymes?
People With Enzyme Insufficiency
Certain conditions can cause a reduction in the important enzymes in your body. These conditions include:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Pancreatic cancer
The result is that people suffering from these conditions may not have enough enzymes to properly digest food and obtain maximum nutritional benefits.
People With Digestive Issues
Digestive enzymes can help when you have digestive issues like acid reflux, diarrhea, gas, and bloating. Many OTC (over-the-counter) enzymes are also available specifically for these digestive problems.
SN Enzymes Ingredients
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Root Extract
Zingiber officinale – commonly known as ginger – has various health benefits for the human body. When it comes to digestion, ginger has been shown to accelerate stomach emptying and treat chronic indigestion.
In fact, in one study, people with a type of indigestion called functional dyspepsia were given ginger capsules or a placebo.
All participants were given soup after an hour. Then, researchers found that the stomachs of participants who took the ginger capsules emptied after 12.3 minutes. Meanwhile, it took 16.1 minutes for participants who consumed the placebo.
Peppermint (Mentha Haplocalyx) Aerial Extract
It’s widely believed that peppermint can help to relieve digestive issues like indigestion, gas, and bloating.
Some animal studies [2002, 2006] suggest that peppermint can relax the digestive system, ease pain during digestion, and prevent the contraction of smooth muscles. As a result, it could possibly relieve gut spasms.
One human study on 72 people suffering from IBS found that peppermint oil capsules significantly reduced their IBS symptoms by 40%, compared to 24.3% in the placebo group.
Additionally, another review of 14 trials in almost 200 children shows that peppermint oil significantly reduced the severity, length, and frequency of abdominal pain.
Yet another study observed a reduction in the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting in 200 people undergoing chemotherapy due to cancer.
Some suggest that consuming peppermint tea can aid digestion. But no study has confirmed its direct effect on digestion.
DigeZyme® Multi-Enzyme Blend
DigeZyme® is a digestive enzyme blend, which implies that all ingredients added act primarily as digestive enzymes. The blend consists of:
- Alpha amylase, which breaks down starch or carbs
- Neutral protease, which breaks down protein into amino acids, with other benefits like keeping yeast, protozoa, and bacteria out of the intestines.
- Lactase breaks down lactose, which is beneficial for people with milk allergies.
- Lipase breaks down fat.
- Cellulase breaks down cellulose in the body.
Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) Fruit Extract (BioPerine®)
Researchers have observed that Bioperine or piperine supplementation may increase the body’s nutrient absorption.
One study concluded that piperine significantly increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2,000%. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric.
Additionally, Healthline suggests that piperine supplementation may boost the absorption of selenium.
The other ingredients in Sculpt Nation Enzymes include:
- Microcrystalline Cellulose (plant fiber)
- Gelatin (capsule)
- Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source)
- Silicon Dioxide
|Nutrients||Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract||100mg||*|
|Peppermint (Mentha Haplocalyx) Aerial Extract||100mg||*|
|DigeZyme® Multi-Enzyme Blend (Alpha-amylase, Neutral protease, Lactase, Lipase, and Cellulase)||50mg||*|
|Black pepper (Piper nigrum) Fruit Extract (BioPerine®)||5mg||*|
** Daily Value (DV) not established.
How To Take Sculpt Nation’s Enzyme Supplement
Sculpt Nation wasn’t explicit on exactly “how to use” their Enzymes. From their vague sales page and lack of dosage restriction, it seems like we’re expected to take this supplement every time we eat.
For now, all we can tell you is that 2 capsules make a serving of Enzymes.
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Side Effects of Enzymes
Digestive enzymes are relatively safe to consume, but some side effects have been associated with their consumption. These side effects could include:
- Abdominal cramps
Where Can You Buy Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes?
Interested in buying a bottle of Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes? Then hop over to their official sales pages, which seem like the only place where this product is sold.
2 SN Enzymes Pros
Has Some Potential
Studies have confirmed that all the ingredients in Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes can aid with digestion and are somewhat effective at relieving digestive issues.
When you combine ginger, peppermint, black pepper, and the digestive enzyme blend, you might get an effective combo for this type of supplement.
Having celiac disease is a real bummer. But you don’t have to worry because Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes are gluten-free. (Though, we’d still recommend talking to your doctor first.)
2 SN Enzyme Cons
Sculpt Nation is slowly and steadily convincing me that they cannot create a supplement without using a proprietary blend.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m not comfortable taking a supplement that hides the exact amounts of effective ingredients they use.
Effectiveness Is Unclear
Overall, the proprietary blend makes it harder to justify the price tag on Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes.
You can’t tell if this supplement is effective unless you take it. Even then, it’s hard to measure its effectiveness.
What Other Reviews Are Saying
At the moment, there are no other independent reviews of Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes, and I think it’s for the following reasons:
- For now, it seems like every Sculpt Nation product is sold only through the company’s official website, where they control the reviews that get approved.
- Not enough people have tested Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes
- People who tested it may not like it or hate it that much to warrant a deep review.
Either way, it’s mostly because of the first reason.
Are Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes Worth it?
The ingredients inside Sculpt Nation’s Enzymes are effective at aiding digestion and nutrient absorption, making it almost entirely worthy of your money.
However, all the major ingredients are proprietary blends, meaning we don’t know exactly how much of the good stuff was added. So its effectiveness is up in the air.
Rating: 3 out of 5