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Aids Digestion


What are Enzymes? Enzymes are complex molecules, vital catalysts that are needed for every chemical reaction in the body. There are two major types of enzymes - metabolic and digestive. Metabolic enzymes help build body structure. Digestive enzymes work to break down large food molecules into smaller, readily absorbable building blocks the body requires.

Naturally grown foods contain the enzymes necessary to break food down to the essential nutrients the body needs. Nature provides enzymes in food to aid in the digestion process so that the body doesn't have to use its enzyme reserves to do all the work. But when we process, refine, overcook, or microwave our food, most if not all enzymes are rendered useless. At a temperature above 118 degrees Fahrenheit, all enzyme activity is destroyed. When we consume cooked or highly processed foods, our digestive system has to produce the enzymes necessary to digest what was eaten.

The purpose of our digestive tract is to extract and absorb the essential nutrients contained in our food. Consuming cooked foods can cause our body to take enzymes from the liver, pancreas, and other organs to use in the digestion process. Over time, this can cause these organs to be stressed, which can weaken our immune system and slow down our metabolism.


Health Benefits


Digestive enzymes assist in the breakdown of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and sugars. The body can't utilize the nutrients even in healthy foods unless digestive enzymes are present to aid in the delivery of the nutrients to the bloodstream, cells, and organs. And, these nutrients are what keep the immune system and the rest of the body strong and healthy.

If the body is forced to supply the digestive enzymes needed for digestion, then it has fewer enzymes for other essential body functions. Including supplemental plant enzymes at the time food is consumed provides two important benefits. First, the plant enzymes can go to work immediately to start the digestive process. Second, the body doesn't have to take enzymes from other organs. This means that more metabolic enzymes will be available to help organs and tissues function properly.

Including enzyme supplements in a daily diet may yield these important benefits:


Restore the body's natural enzyme supply.

Boost energy level.

Strengthen the immune system.

Improve overall well-being.


Research Summary


Many researchers support the idea that premature aging and many of the degenerative diseases people suffer from today are a result of a lack of enzymes in critical organs and tissues. Further, the level of enzymes in young adults is much greater than older adults. This may be due to a steady diet of enzyme-free foods depleting the body's enzyme supply over time.


Maximizer - The Most Potent Enzyme Formula Available


Maximizer is a plant enzyme supplement that contains 16 different types of digestive enzymes to aid in the pre-digestion of all the foods. This allows your body to use metabolic enzymes to do their vital work, rather than use them for food digestion.

Each vegetarian capsule contains four different types of enzymes to digest proteins, three types for digesting fibers, a powerful enzyme for digesting fats and oils, two types that reduce starches, and six types of enzymes for sugars, grains and dairy products.

Maximizer can help you restore your body's natural enzyme levels and help you maximize your energy level, feel better and give you a much better chance of staying healthy and disease free. Maximizer works in a wide range of pH environments. Below is a list of major enzymes and their function:



Bromelain - a broad spectrum enzyme that hydrolyzes most soluble proteins.

Protease - for digesting different types of proteins.

Papain - a proteolytic enzyme characterized by its ability to hydrolyze large proteins into smaller peptides and amino acids.


Cellulase - hydrolyzes cellulose.

Hemicellulase - breaks down the hemicellulose of plant walls.

Xylanase - naturally occurring enzyme commonly found in microbes and fungi that can play a vital role in human digestion. It is an enzyme that breaks down a type of fiber known as hemicellulose by converting one of its components (beta 1,4 xylan) into a simple sugar called xylose.


Lipase - for breaking down fats and oils.


Alpha Amylase - frees glucose molecules from the ends of polymers.

Gluco Amylase - breaks down sugars and starches.


Lactase - breaks down the lactose in dairy products into more soluble sugars.

Invertase - breaks down cane and beet sugars.

Maltase - breaks down maltose, malt, and grain sugars.

Mannanase - helps break down mannans, which make grains hard to digest.

Alpha-Galactosidase - breaks down Melibiose, Raffinose and Stachyose sugars that are responsible for excess gas in the digestive system.

Pectinase - breaks down the pectin in fruits.

More Information:
Suggested Dosage:
Take two to four capsules with meals, depending on the size of the meal. Can be taken between meals to help build up enzyme reserves.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
  Amount Per Serving % DV
Proprietary Enzyme Blend
1,117 mg *
Proprietary Blend Contains: Amylase, Cellulase, Protease,
Lipase, Maltase, Alpha-Galactosidase, Papain,
Bromelain, Acid Stable Protease,
Lactase, Xylanase, Invertase & Pectinase.
Other Ingredient: Magnesium Stearate
* Daily Value (DV) not established
Vegetarian Capsules
Scientific Studies:
In a 2004 research project conducted by The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, the effect of supplemental digestive enzymes was studied. The purpose of the study was to measure how well digestive enzymes digest proteins and carbohydrates and how available nutrients are to the body. This study concluded that enzyme supplements can significantly increase the degree of digestion in the lumen of the small intestine and improve availability of proteins and carbohydrates to the cells.

In a 2001 study, 260 people used enzyme supplements over seven months. The majority of the people taking enzymes reported noticeable improvement. Specifically, 235 (90%) experienced positive results, 14 (6%) reported negative results, and 11 (4%) were uncertain if any change occurred. Subjects reported significant improvements in digestion, stools/bowels, energy level, sleep patterns, weight gain or loss, foods tolerated, overall appearance, and mental skills.

Research conducted by Dr. Edward Howell, over a 50-year timeframe, showed that many of the physical problems and diseases we experience can be linked to improper digestion of food. In his research, he discovered that the saliva of young adults contain 32 times more enzymes than adults over 69 years. Dr. Howell concluded that the gradual depletion of the body's enzyme supply over time was caused by a steady diet of cooked foods. As the enzyme supply diminishes, the body becomes more susceptible to degenerative diseases and premature aging. Further research on rats revealed that rats receiving enzyme supplements had a higher level of enzymes in their body and tended to live longer than rats on enzyme-free diets.

Two other research studies (Journal of Nutrition 12:59-83, 1936 and Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 37:613-615) found that younger adults tended to have much higher enzyme levels in the urine, pancreas, and cells when compared to older adults.

Research (American Journal of Physiology 141:38-41, 1944) done on both domestic and wild animals revealed that feeding these animals a diet of heat-processed, enzyme-free food caused their pancreas gland to enlarge up to three times the normal size to handle the extra burden of the enzyme-deficient food.



"The First Quantitative Evidence Proving The Efficacy of Supplemental Enzymes." National Enzyme Co.: Missouri; 2004.

Bartos and Goth. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (37:613-615).

DeFelice, Karen. "7-Month Peptizyde and Zyme Prime Summary Report". Enzyme and Autism Board: December 2001.

Grossman, M., Greengard, H., Ivy, A., American Journal of Physiology (141:38-41); 1944.

Howell, Edward. "Enzyme Nutrition." Avery Publishing Group: New York; 1985.

Howell, Edward. "Food Enzymes for Health and Longevity." Lotus Press: Wisconsin; 1994.

Ivy, A., Schmidt, C., Beazell, J. Journal of Nutrition (12:59-83); 1936.



Cichoke Dr Anthony J. "The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy." Avery Publishing Group Inc.: New York; 1999.

Cutler Ellen, D.C., Kaslow Jeremy, M.D. "Micro Miracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes." Rodale Books: Pennsylvania; 2005.

Santillo, Humbart. "Food Enzymes: The Missing Link to Radiant Health." Hohm Press: Arizona; 1993 (second edition).
Safety Information:
Do not use if a stomach or colon condition exists such as ulcers, gastritis, severe burning sensations, irritable bowel syndrome, or intestinal lining damage. 
The enzyme protease can temporarily irritate the ulcerated or inflamed tissues.  We suggest using Gamma-Zyme until that condition has cleared up.
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I use Maximizer with every meal when I am breast feeding my baby. Our two oldest children had acid reflux and were very fussy. My last two babies I took Maximizer and they were content happy babies. It helps a lot also if you can't handle dairy.
Reviewed by: S.M. from Fredericksburg, OH. on 6/25/2018
My husband likes how Maximizer helps his digestion. And it also helped his bad reaction to bee stings. Last summer he got stung twice and didn't get any bad reaction like he usually does. He thought it may have been from taking Maximizer almost daily.
Reviewed by: N.M. from Breckenridge, MO. on 6/5/2018
I absolutely love this product. My grandma is a firm believer in rgarden products. I really needed a good digestive enzyme as I was constipated. I read a review where a girl would go a couple of days without elimination tried this and went to 2-3 BM per day. So I decided to give them a try . To my amazement the same thing happened . I was so happy it was like the born again experience . Eliminating good BM 2-3 times a day that's a great feeling if you get me. I went from buying the 90 supply bottle to 360 bottle. Thanks Rgarden . Glory to God!
Reviewed by: Michelle from Tulsa, ok . on 1/7/2018
Excellent for general digestive issues!
I've been using this product on and off for well over 10 years. It really helps to neutralize problems that occur from the stomach up into my esophagus. I love it and will continue to use Maximizer as well as Lipase.
Reviewed by: Stephanie Terry from Bowie. on 8/26/2017
I have less heartburn when I use Maximizer instead of another digestive aid. A chiropractor highly recommended it. He's very involved with nutrition. I think God is directing your labor.
Reviewed by: N.Z. from Gap Mills, WV. on 6/16/2017
My husband was under a great deal of stress that caused him to have painful heartburn. The doctor prescribed a medication, but knowing the affects we didn't want to stay on it long term. Instead he took several Maximizers when he felt an attack starting with a full glass of water. What a difference they have made in his life. Our whole family uses them. I keep extra in my glove department and purse now. Thank you R-Garden for such a wonderful beneficial product.
Reviewed by: S.A. from Maple Lake, MN. on 10/2/2016
Immediate relief
I have has had terrible stomach pains and gas after eating each meal for years. I take two a day after much and dinner and completely pain-free for the rest of the night. I am pairing this with a great probiotic for long term effects, but this is a great temporary solution to bad digestion. I highly recommend these enzymes.
Reviewed by: Rob Taylor from Eureka, CA. on 3/19/2016
I had trouble with a raw throat for about a year due to acid reflux. The doctor suggested the use of antacid, but instead I began Maximizer (2 capsules daily) and soon my sore throat was gone.
Reviewed by: TS from Elk Horn, KY. on 12/15/2015
Wouldn't be without them.
Maximizer, among all of the digestive enzyme products from RGarden, is a must in our arsenal of help in this world of overprocessed foods. Given that we are more mature, our natural body enzymes have ceased to give the help that's necessary to process and utilize food properly and with Maximizer, we are confident those needs are being met.
Reviewed by: S. Van Wagenen from Penn Valley, CA. on 5/31/2015
Great results
I have had great results using Maximizer Enzymes. I had sore throat for over 8 months & finally went to an Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialist who told me my throat is irritated from reflux (silent reflux - minus the heart burn). Soon after I was told that I started on your Quadra-Zyme and later switched to Maximizer (1 capsule twice daily). After awhile on Maximizer I realized I no longer have a sore throat! I also no longer have as much sinus drainage, which I wonder if is due to the Maximizer also. I am thankful the Lord lead me to finding this product!
Reviewed by: Anonymous from Elk Horn, KY. on 1/23/2015
Maximizer for Life!
Throughout my life, even though I always focused on health, my digestion seemed to be a problem. Food would sit heavily in my stomach for hours- a sign that my digestive system was not optimal. But I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the concept of Enzymes about 17 years ago. It was like a light bulb went off! With an emphasis on health, I couldn't believe I had never heard of this before, but it made perfect sense. And fortunately, the source of this information came from a rep for the Staff of Life company, now renamed RGarden. I immediately started adding enzymes in with all my cooked food meals and the difference was like night and day. I must add that in all the years since, I have never used a better enzyme product than Maximizer- and never found a better company to work with. I owned my own home-based herbal company for years and so recognized the signs of a truly caring company dedicated to quality products and integrity in distribution. Thank you RGarden!
Reviewed by: Mary Angelico from Edmonds, WA. on 1/7/2014
I love love love Rgarden products!As a customer of many years, I have my favorites. And these enzymes are definitely one of them that I use daily. No longer have a problem digesting any meal. As a result, my health just continues to improve and my heart continues to blossom with overall well being.
Reviewed by: tm from union city, ca. on 12/28/2013
My wife and I have been using Maximizers for over 12 years - and we love 'em! I used to go two or three days w/o elimination. When our neighbor told us she used Maxs & let me try 3 of them at each meal one day - (lunch & dinner), the results were stunning. I actually had 2 visits to the bathroom in one day! From that day I got my Maxs in the mail - I've been taking them everyday. And when I forget to take them w/ me to work, I know I'm not going to feel good 'cuz I'm not eliminating. We also like L Salivarius. These capsules keep our stomach flora & good bacteria working for us.
Reviewed by: T.J. Santarelli from Glendora, CA. on 12/16/2013
Strong believer in Maximizer product. Use it in general daily. Every once in while I stroll away from it or run out of them. But I must attest to the fact that ANYTIME I am looking to drop a few pounds, I reach for my maximizers! They drop the water weight within a few days and that outfit I need to get into for an event slips right on!!
Reviewed by: TJ from Yardley, PA. on 12/6/2013
Maximizer Enzymes
I have used the Maximizer enzymes only several months, but I must say I have had good results that they work! I have had migraine problems since school age, I am now 53 years old, I get bad indigestion at times. I am happy to say these help, my digestion and seem to control my migraines too, I am very pleased to discover this product, wouldn’t want to be without them. Our oldest married daughter is expecting their 4th child, and has lots of heartburn and bloating, especially at night. One evening I gave her 4 Maximizers before she ate her meal at our house. The next morning she called me and said, “Mom, what ever enzymes you gave me were a miracle, I never once had any heart burn or that bloated feeling last night, where do you get them?” So I shared my bottle with her until I order them again together…
Reviewed by: Fannie Miller from Pleasantville, TN. on 8/29/2013
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