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Are There Vegan Digestive Supplements?

Updated: May 21, 2023

The consequences of poor food choices can lead to diabetes, improper nutrition, digestive problems, and other health concerns. In response to counteracting these issues, fitness industries flood social media platforms to offer exercise as a remedy. Although the solution to a healthier diet is bandaging the increasing overweight population in the United States, many pursue digestive enzymes as an aid to break down those fatty foods. Of the billions of dollars that corporations spend, are any of these digestive supplements animal-free?

"Around 5.3 million people in the United States take non-prescription digestive enzymes."

What Are Digestive Enzymes? And How Do They Help?

Your body is a highly complex organ system that requires nutrients as an energy source to function. Once food enters your stomach, it is disassembled and fragmented into smaller components that your body can absorb as nutrients. These include macronutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as micronutrients, like vitamins and minerals. Digestive enzymes play a critical role in breaking down these nutrients, and without them, you may experience poor digestion and malnutrition. This, in turn, can lead to a host of other health complications, including but not limited to diabetes, heart disease, vision problems, and other severe conditions.

How Do I Know If I Need Digestive Supplements?

When there is an insufficient amount of digestive enzymes in your body, it is unable to break down foods properly. If you're uncertain whether this is affecting you, seeking guidance from your physician and obtaining lab work can provide clarity. Additionally, if you're experiencing any symptoms listed on the left, discussing them with your physician is recommended. This can help determine if digestive supplements may be appropriate for your individual needs.

Are There Any Animal-Free Digestive Supplements?

ABSOLUTELY! The options for animal-free digestive supplements are extensive. At VeganMed, our team has verified a variety of these products. Below are some of our available animal-free digestive supplements:

  • Promotes digestion and absorption of nutrients

  • Contains multiple digestive enzymes

  • Breaks down complex sugars, lactose, fats, and more

  • Helps with digestion and absorption

  • Contains multiple digestive enzymes and dietary supplements

  • Breaks down starch, fats, proteins, and more

  • Helps break down protein

  • Contains an enzyme called protease

  • Encourages soothing relief and digestive health


Digestive enzymes play a VERY important role in breaking down the food you eat. It is extremely difficult to know if you are deficient in digestive enzymes unless you take the time to evaluate what you eat. Most obvious signs are related to feeling bloated, stomach aches, flatulence, and diarrhea/constipation. Visit your primary care physician if you think you need digestive supplements. Take the time to visit our website to discover more animal-free digestive supplements!

Co-authored by: Don Thao, Yen Nguyen


Disclaimer: The product and/or information provided on VeganMed is of a general nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We do not lab test the products to confirm that they are free from animal ingredients, and it is possible that the formulation and ingredients could have changed. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or product. The information provided in this post is accurate and up to date as of the date it was written. However, please note that circumstances and facts may change over time, and new information may become available that could alter the accuracy or relevance of the content. We encourage readers to verify and cross-reference any information provided here with trusted sources or consult relevant professionals for the most current and accurate updates.


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Thank you for your awareness and concern for animal-derived ingredients!

If you have any further questions about ingredients in your medicines and supplements, feel free to reach out to the VeganMed team!

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