Following a gluten-free diet, but struggling to avoid gluten? Gluten is a protein (really a group of them) found in wheat, rye, barley and some other grains. When your gut isn’t a fan, signs of gluten intolerance include occasional gas and bloating.* Avoiding gluten entirely is the best way to eliminate those side effects, but for non-celiac gluten sensitivity, digestive enzyme supplements may also be helpful.* GlutenEase™ Extra Strength is a non-GMO dietary supplement for gluten intolerance. This powerful formula from Enzymedica delivers the most advanced gluten intolerance enzymes, for no bloat or discomfort.*
In this blog, you’ll learn all about how GlutenEase™ Extra Strength works, how to spot gluten lurking in unassuming places – and how digestive enzymes can be “gluten relief enzymes.”* Plus, we share a helpful list of gluten intolerance foods to avoid if you’re following a gluten-free diet.
- Digestive enzyme supplements are not suited for individuals with allergies or celiac disease but offer support for non-celiac gluten sensitivity.*
- Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, rye and barley.
- GlutenEase™ Extra Strength breaks down bread, pasta and grains containing gluten.*
- GlutenEase™ Extra Strength is a formula for gluten intolerance (for no bloat or discomfort).*
- It contains enzymes to guard against hidden gluten in meals, in case of cross-contamination.*
What is GlutenEase™ Extra Strength?
GlutenEase™ Extra Strength breaks down breads, pasta and grains containing gluten.* It delivers double the digestive power for gluten intolerance when taken daily with each meal.* This non-GMO dietary supplement from Enzymedica – America’s #1 brand of digestive enzymes – delivers the most advanced gluten intolerance enzymes, for no bloat or discomfort.*
This digestive enzyme formula offers maximum potency to quickly break down foods with both gluten and casein.* It also helps guard against hidden gluten in meals.* Like all of our digestive enzyme formulas, GlutenEase™ Extra Strength is made with Thera-blend™ enzymes, proven effective all the way through your digestive tract.*
Why take digestive enzyme supplements?
Digestive enzymes (like those in GlutenEase™ Extra Strength) are enzymes in your digestive system that help your body break down food into nutrients (and fuel). For many reasons, our bodies don’t always produce enough, which impacts digestion. Taking digestive enzyme supplements can help speed up your digestion, by giving your body what it needs to optimize it.*
Enzymes are present in the food we eat, but sometimes our diets don’t provide enough. How food is grown, processed and even cooked can have an impact on enzyme content. Age can also have a natural influence on enzyme production. Plus, certain foods or meals sometimes “disagree” with a person’s digestive system, so enzymes can offer support, acting like little scissors to help cut up the food and absorb the nutrients inside.*
For both gluten and casein support, GlutenEase™ Extra Strength can help support digestive happiness.
Get to Know the Benefits of GlutenEase™ Extra Strength
GlutenEase™ Extra Strength is formulated for your digestive happiness, so you can feel what it’s like to have no bloat or discomfort after eating!* Whether you want the freedom to eat away from home or seek support in case of accidental cross-contamination, all-natural GlutenEase™ Extra Strength can be taken daily with each meal.*
- Most advanced gluten intolerance enzymes*
- Maximum potency to quickly break down foods with both gluten and casein*
- Guards against hidden gluten in your meals*
- Double the digestive power – no bloat or discomfort*
- Supports gluten and casein intolerance*
- Includes additional enzymes to help digest the entire meal*
- Maximum potency gluten and casein support*
- Ideal for cross-contamination support*
5 Tips for Avoiding Gluten – and How to Spot Where It Lurks (and Where It Doesn’t)
No matter the reason you’re living a gluten-free life, it is possible to avoid it once you know where to look. Of course, accidental cross-contamination can happen sometimes, but by knowing how to spot gluten, you can help maintain your digestive happiness!*
- Start by learning how to read a food label. Since wheat is one of most common allergens in the US, any ingredient containing wheat must be labeled as such. But gluten is found in other grains like rye, triticale and barley, so look for those ingredients, too.
- Ask questions when you dine out. Beyond asking about gluten-containing ingredients, inquire about how “gluten-free” food is prepared. Using one fryer for GF and gluten-y foods would be a cross-contamination issue, for example.
- Get to know gluten’s aliases. There are different names for wheat and products containing wheat: durum, einkorn, spelt, kamut and emmer. Flours that contain gluten include enriched, all-purpose, semolina, graham, self-rising, pastry/cake, etc.
- Think beyond foods. Beer and other beverages (including certain teas and kombucha) may contain gluten. Medication and supplements may use gluten-containing ingredients as a filler or coating. And cosmetics and hygiene products like shampoo may also contain gluten. Children’s modeling clay and some glues/pastes can also contain wheat. Look for “gluten-free” on those labels, too.
- Learn which foods are naturally gluten-free. When prepared in environments free of gluten-containing ingredients (which could contaminate them), whole foods like dairy, fruits, vegetables, legumes, meat, nuts and seeds are naturally free of gluten. Many grains are gluten-free, including corn, quinoa, buckwheat and oats, but look at food labels due to potential contamination risks.
A helpful list of gluten intolerance foods to avoid
Here are some terms and ingredients to look for on labels if you’re gluten-free.
- Bread crumbs
- Brewers yeast
- Bulgur or bulgur wheat
- Graham flour
- Hydrolyzed wheat protein
- Malt (including vinegar, flavoring, extract and syrup)
- Malt beverages
- Malted milk
- Matzo and matzo meal
- Modified wheat starch
- Rye bread and flour
- Seitan (a vegan “meat” substitute made from gluten)
- Wheat berries
- Wheat bran
- Wheat flour
- Wheat germ
- Wheat starch
What's inside GlutenEase™ Extra Strength?
Here’s a look at what’s inside each capsule of GlutenEase™ Extra Strength.
GlutenEase™ Extra Strength includes DPP-IV, an enzyme that may be able to degrade dietary gluten that is accidentally consumed, and it is called DPP-IV or dipeptidyl peptidase IV. This is a form of protease that breaks down many of the common components found in a gluten protein. Proteases high in DPP-IV activity assist in digesting and utilizing gluten and casein containing foods.*
GlutenEase™ Extra Strength digestive enzyme supplement also contains glucoamylase. This enzyme breaks down polysaccharides into easier-to-digest glucose units.*
In addition, GlutenEase™ Extra Strength contains Amylase Thera-blend™. Amylases are enzymes that transform carbohydrates into sugar. Your body uses sugar (glucose) as energy. Without enough amylase enzymes, you could end up with undigested carbohydrates fermenting in your lower GI tract.
In this formula, Enzymedica also includes Protease Thera-blend™ for proteins. Proteases break down and separate proteins into their building blocks, or amino acids.
The all-natural formula is vegan and clean, with nothing artificial. The enzymes can help break down food in the stomach, assist with nutrient absorption in the small intestine and support immune and whole-body health in the microbiome.*
What is the Thera-blend Difference?
Enzymedica always offers the most complete range of enzymes, including some not found in lower-priced or lower-quality products. GlutenEase™ Extra Strength includes the powerful technology of Thera-blend™ to ensure all of our enzymes work throughout the digestive tract.* Since your digestive tract has such a big, nuanced role, the pH (acidity or alkalinity) isn't the same all the way from end to end.
Enzymedica's Thera-blend technology makes sure that all of our enzymes thrive in all of the pH levels of the digestive tract.* This means that the enzymes can help all along the way. They break down food in the stomach, assist with nutrient absorption in the small intestine and support immune and whole-body health in the microbiome.*
How do I use GlutenEase™ Extra Strength?
Keep a bottle of GlutenEase™ Extra Strength with you at mealtime, whether you’re eating a quick bite at home or dining out. Simply take 1 capsule with each meal containing gluten or casein. More may be taken as needed. For gentler support, try lower potency GlutenEase™.
Consult with a physician prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. This product is not intended to replace a gluten-free diet for individuals with celiac disease. GlutenEase™ Extra Strength can be taken daily with no side effects.
(Signs and symptoms of celiac disease can be similar to a food intolerance, so talk to your health-care professional! They can help you learn where to take a gluten intolerance test. Don’t make assumptions about gluten intolerance symptoms.)
How can I choose a quality digestive enzyme supplement for gluten intolerance?
Use this table to compare the label to your needs if you're looking for a digestive enzyme supplement.
Gluten (wheat protein)
Lactose (milk sugar)
Cellulose (plant fiber)
We make it easy by detailing which nutrients each type of enzyme can target and we also include enzymes to boost metabolism and the breakdown of an entire complete meal.
Enzymes are not weighed in metric units like milligrams or grams. Instead, they need to be measured based on their respective activity levels, using a certain set of purity, quality and identity of food ingredients standards established by the internationally accepted Food Chemical Codex. As the industry leader in digestive enzymes for over 20 years, we always follow the Codex. We include a rating of each enzyme's activity levels on every label. Look at any of our products, and you'll see the "Supplement Facts" label.
Why Trust Enzymedica with Your Digestive Health?
Enzymedica has been providing natural digestive health and wellness products of the highest quality and efficacy for over 20 years. Our formulas are always developed to the same high standards, regardless of your particular needs or health goals. And we promise to always source the best ingredients available on our planet, each one accompanied by cutting-edge scientific research.
When it comes to overall wellness of your body, mind and spirit, digestion is key. At Enzymedica, the leading brand of digestive enzyme supplements in America, we offer exceptional solutions for natural digestive health and wellness. Every one of our products is uniquely formulated to be as effective as possible.
Enzymedica is a global leader in the field of enzymes. We are the most knowledgeable when it comes to enzymes because of our ground-breaking, independent research on enzymes and other natural components. We seek out the highest-quality ingredients at all times and never use artificial fillers or excipients. That's part of Enzymedica's promise to quality and efficacy.
We hope that you now feel confident that GlutenEase™ Extra Strength is the best digestive enzyme supplement for you, made with the highest quality, potency and efficacy. If you have a specific food intolerance, we encourage you to check out our entire product line.
This article on our website explains the differences between food allergies and food intolerances, as well as the most typical foods that can cause intolerances.
Learn where you can buy this digestive enzyme supplement near where you live. You can buy GlutenEase™ Extra Strength at stores or online – it’s available nationwide.
Enzymedica Digestive Enzyme Formulas You Might Like
GlutenEase™ breaks down breads, pastas and grains.* Enjoy the foods you love with no bloat or discomfort. Take daily with each meal for gluten intolerance. This blend of powerful gluten-intolerance enzymes efficiently breaks down both gluten and casein. It also protects against hidden gluten in meals.*
Digest Gold™ breaks down your biggest meals. Take daily with each meal to enjoy the foods you love and beat the bloat – with no gas or discomfort!* With bloat-busting, high-potency enzymes, Digest Gold™ is the gold standard for digestive enzymes, as proven by its ongoing status as the number one best-selling enzyme formula in the US for over 10 years and counting. With Thera-blend™ enzymes, it quickly breaks down carbs, fats, fiber and protein. Plus, it prevents that too-full feeling and converts food into fuel with ATPro™ for greater energy!*
Digest delivers full-range, everyday enzymes. This formula helps you enjoy the foods you love when taken daily with each meal. It eliminates bloat (for no gas or discomfort)! Digest effectively breaks down carbs, fats, fiber and protein. It speeds digestion and helps absorb nutrients. And it converts daily meals into all-day energy.
Digest Basic™ breaks down the simplest meals – so you can enjoy the foods you love.* Take it daily with each meal to ease bloat (for no gas or discomfort). These essential, easy-on-you enzymes gently and effectively break down fats, fiber, protein, carbs and hard-to-digest foods. Digest Basic prevents indigestion and converts food into vital energy.
Digest Spectrum™ breaks down all your problem foods.* It’s for all food intolerances!* Take daily with each meal for no gas or discomfort to enjoy the foods you love.* With enzymes for multiple food intolerances, this specialized, high-potency formula breaks down gluten, phenols, lactose and casein.* A repeat award winner, this formula relieves digestive discomfort from all major food intolerances.* Not sure which foods are causing your intolerance? Reach for Digest Spectrum.*
Now here's a look at our specialized formulas:
Bean Assist™ breaks down gas-inducing foods.* When taken daily with each meal, you can enjoy the foods you love and stop gas. That means no bloat or discomfort! Ideal for the nights when chili, cabbage rolls or loaded burritos are on the menu. These fast-acting enzymes break down complex carbs in fiber-rich foods like beans, cabbage and broccoli.* The formula stops gas and bloating before it starts – and makes meals easier to digest.*
Lacto™ breaks down your dairy-heavy meals, so you can enjoy the foods you love.* Formulated for lactose intolerance, take daily with each meal for no bloating, gas or discomfort!* With maximum-strength dairy intolerance enzymes, Lacto is packed with powerful enzymes for meals that contain lots of dairy.* It breaks down lactose (dairy sugar), casein (dairy protein) and dairy fats for complete meal digestion.* Grab this one before you dig into that cheese board!
Lypo Gold™ breaks down fatty foods! Enjoy the foods you love and take it daily with each meal to relieve discomfort, for no gas or bloating.* These fat-digestion enzymes are keto-friendly.* They quickly break down all fatty foods, from healthy to greasy ones, along with protein and carbs. Whether you have a gallbladder and not, Lypo Gold has your back!
VeggieGest™ breaks down all vegetables – so you can enjoy the veggies you love! Take daily with each meal to prevent bloat for no gas or discomfort. This whole-food meal enzyme blend actively breaks down the complex carbs in vegetables, grains and legumes to enhance nutrient absorption. It’s great for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as any diet that’s rich in whole foods that are unprocessed.
Note: Digestive enzyme supplements are not suited for individuals with allergies or celiac disease. Food allergies are immune reactions. A food intolerance is an enzyme deficiency. A dietary supplement such as GlutenEase™ Extra Strength works best for individuals with known food intolerance reactions or those looking to provide support for cross contamination when eating away from home.