ESSENTIAL ENZYMES BENEFITS. Expertly formulated compilation of digestive enzymes that break down multiple food groups: carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber. HOW ESSENTIAL ENZYMES WORK. It aids the body’s natural digestive process and helps maximize the body’s utilization of the nutrients in the diet by helping to break down foods into smaller components that can be absorbed. SUGGESTED USE. 1 capsule with water at the beginning of each meal (or open capsule and sprinkle over food). Do not sprinkle on hot food. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day. TRUSTED FOR OVER 35 YEARS. Source Naturals was created in 1982 by CEO Ira Goldberg to support each individual's potential to enjoy optimal health. MANUFACTURED IN THE USA. Our facility is located in Scotts Valley California. During the summer months products may arrive warm but Amazon stores and ships products in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, when provided.