A combination of powerful enzymes—including bromelain papain and pancreatin—to support the body’s natural defense system.*. What is Vitacost FlavenZym? Vitacost FlavenZym is “The Ultimate Systemic Enzyme Formula.” Systemic enzymes are special enzymes that work on every system of the body to support complete or systemic health. This formula includes a blend of systemic enzymes including bromelian papain pancreatin and more. It provides safe natural immune support in one convenient formula.*. . How does Vitacost FlavenZym support health? Works to naturally support the body’s defenses.*. Promotes a healthy inflammatory response.*. Supports healthy immune system function.*. Provides benefits to the cardiovascular system.*. Provides antioxidant protection.*. Why choose Vitacost FlavenZym? Combines multiple systemic enzymes in one convenient formula. Features enteric coated tablets. Contains 266 servings per bottle. Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value. PLEASE NOTE: This supplement now features smaller easier-to-swallow tablets. The tablet color has also changed from pale yellow to a yellowish-beige.The formula remains the same. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . *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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Rating breakdown44 reviews
35 out of 44(80%)customers recommend this product.
"Thank you Vitacost. Once again you have saved me TIME AND MONEY. This is a great product and an absolutely fantastic price. This site consistently has what I need and shipping is fast and well as packaged right. I would suggest this product to anyone."
"I was very enthusiastic about this product when I first bought it in 2011. As many people noted, it had the same ingredients as Wobenzyme, at a much lower price.
Now that it is time for me to order again, I compared the ingredients listed now with the ingredients on the jar I bought before. They aren't the same. Pancreatin dropped, per dose, from 300 mg to 224 mg. Papain dropped from 180 mg to 120 mg. (Actually, it now says "120 mcg." If that isn't a typo, then you are now getting virtually no papain at all.) It is possible that you are getting higher concentrations per milligram, but that isn't clear from the labeling, and the typo raises a big question mark.
There is a "please note" comment on the Product Details page that the tablets are smaller, but that "the formula remains the same." If that is true, then the product is much improved. If the quantities have gone down, then we have a problem.
Frankly, I am confused by the label changes. I give three stars (only), hoping that the product information will be clarified."
"Compared to other systemic enzyme products, Flavenzyme is the bottom of the barrel. Yes, it has all the right ingredients, but the coating and the shape of the tablet make it very difficult to swallow. As soon at the tablet coating gets wet in your mouth, the tablets stick together like little magnets. Also, the sharp squared-off edges of each tablet, plus the tablet thickness, make swallowing these babies a challenge. If you want to see how pleasurable taking a systemic enzyme can be, try Wobenzyme (or other brands). I wish I could recommend these for the cost savings alone over other brands of systemic enzymes, but cannot due to the issues mentioned previously."
"This product is a big round tablet. For people who have trouble swallowing some pills it may bring a lot of grief. Large round tablets are much harder to swallow than cylindrical tablets. I like the ingredients and the price and would be happy to use the product again if NSI reformulated it as a cylindrical tablet."
"NSI changed the shape and removed the enteric coating a few months ago, and I can't swallow these any more. SEE THE PICTURE! This was a FANTASTIC PRODUCT before they removed the enteric coating, which made it easier to swallow and more palatable, AND changed the shape. It is now almost boxlike. I hate to go back to the Wobenzym, but if I can't swallow it, then what else can I do? I'll really miss that extra $50 I saved by getting this instead."
"I have problems swallowing thick pills and that is my one complaint about these enzymes. They are just too thick with sharp edges and they irritate my esophagus. I wish they were a little rounder and/or flatter like Wobenzymes. But otherwise, it's a great product."
"I'm so glad that you sent this to me for my comments. first let me say that the price was excellent.
However, the pills are way to large to take three at a time. I have ordered the same product in the past and the pill size was about half of this shipment. I will not order this product again until the size is reduced to a norma size pill.
Thanks again for my input and hopefully the size will be reduced.
"I truly love NSI and by all means they make great products with an unbeatable value. However I have been taking Wobenzym for a couple of years and noticed the NSI knock off is not as effective. It's so so, but if your going to spend the money go for the real thing. I switched back and confirmed it. We all want to beleive it's just as goof but when I went back to the real thing a starting feeling the benifits again."
"I really wanted to like this product, a compatible enzyme product with a reasonable purchase price. If you use Wobenzym on a regular basis and it works well for you, spend the extra $20 and get the real thing. The pills are twice as big (probably all the fillers and binding agents), have a weird smell and actually upset my stomach. I'm sticking with the real thing."