iSDG is a Japanese company with a range of digestive enzyme supplements, currently on sale in Japan. iSDG is a shortened version of the word “Ishokodogan” which means “food and medicine from the same source”, and originates from Okinawa. According to dietary experts, the Okinawan diet is one of the best in the world when it comes to health and longevity. This doesn’t translate across to iSDG Enzyme Pills though. There are no reputable or official retailers (they just show up on eBay and Amazon, where anybody can list a product), and as such, there is very little information about what the product contains.
Following a request from one of our Watchdog readers, we take a look at iSDG Enzymes to find out more.
iSDG Enzyme Pills are made in Japan, according to the advertising, but in truth there is very little information about the supplements, the manufacture, the ingredients, or any other basic information you need when buying a supplement. We would be very wary about taking any of the four different products, and we cannot see any of them working in the way as described. Although achieving the longevity and health of the people of Okinawa sounds appealing, we cannot see this supplement delivering “Ishokodogan” in the same way as a healthy diet and lifestyle.
We can’t say for sure, just what effects these pills will have. However potential side effects may include diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, headaches, and allergic reactions.
Prices vary depending on where you buy, and some sellers charge different prices for each flavour. Each bottle contains 120 capsules which should be a month’s supply.
If you buy via Amazon UK, you can find iSDG Night for £19.98. and Beauty for £18.63. The prices on Amazon USA customers are around $23.60 per supplement. You can also find iSDG supplements on sale via eBay and other websites.
If you are based in Asia the easiest way to buy is via Lazada. We found iSDG supplements on sale via the Singapore site, for between 30.90 SGD and 40.90 SGD.
ISDG Enzymes are available in pill form or as a drink, and the range comprises of four different supplements which all claim unique benefits. For the purposes of this review we are focusing on the pills.
The four supplements are as follows;
It is important to point out here that these supplements come with varying product information and names. This is because all the information is written in Japanese so you only have the various translations to go on, and without an official iSDG website there is no definitive information source.
The supplements themselves are based on enzymes. Enzymes are forms of protein and play a role in all bodily and chemical reactions. The word “enzyme” sounds scientific, but of course the truth is that enzymes are everywhere. They are in our body where they undertake vital functions, such as helping us digestive and absorb food. Enzymes are present in all living forms across the planet, so are in the food that we eat and they are crucial to health, wellbeing, and our very existence.
All the supplements are crammed with fruit extracts and vegetables, designed to boost amino acids and enzymes in your body.
The four supplements each have a specific purpose such as weight loss or energy enhancement, but the basic ingredients list is identical for all four supplements. A few additional ingredients make the difference between each supplement.
So for example, according to the product information, the Diet Enzyme Premium supplement contains yeast, Coleus Forskoholii, and malted rice, that according to the product information will assist in your calorie burning, whereas the Night Diet Enzyme supplement contains metabolic enzymes and amino acids. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
ISDG is a Japanese brand, but we don’t have much background information about the company. There is no official website or any contact details, and this company obviously do not sell direct to customers.
We have found iSDG enzyme pills on sale from various third party sellers such as Amazon and eBay, but they do not seem to be available from the more established online supplement stores. In Asia, iSDG supplements are on sale via Lazada from various third party sellers, but the overall impression of iSDG is that this company is not particularly well known or reputable.
There is very little background information about the manufacture, the company behind it or even an accurate ingredients list for any of the four supplements.
With iSDG Enzyme Pills there are plenty of claims, and very few hard facts which make the whole brand look suspect.
Diet Enzyme Premium contains “232 vegetables and fruits enzymes” to “normalise your digestive cycle”
All the supplements are based on the 232 ingredients with added ingredients in order to improve additional functions.
Some ingredients are mentioned in the advertising on the box, but the spellings and English is not high quality. For example Coleus Forskoholii is named as “Coleus false coli extract“, which supposedly “promote fat burn and also prevent carbohydrate absorption”.
Beauty Premium, also referred to as Miki Enzyme Beauty, also contains the 232 enzymes as well as two odd ingredients named as “Birds nest“ and “Pearl powder which is a skin lightening preparation”.
Confusingly the iSDG products are known by a variety of different names, so it is hard to identify one product from the other because with the lurid packaging and pictures of fruit, they all look pretty much identical.
However the basic message of each supplement appears to tell you what you want to hear, and revolves around improving digestive health, getting slimmer, and lightening your skin. Claims are different depending on the advertiser. The skin lightening claim is mentioned in the Asian advertising for example, but not in the adverts aimed at the Western market.
None of this is impressive.
We think it is unlikely. These supplements look a bit cheap and gimmicky to us, and without any adequate information regarding manufacture or ingredients, it is hard to see exactly what these supplements will do and whether there will be side effects.
The four products each contain the basic formula of 232 fruit and vegetable enzymes in unknown quantities. On top of this there are additional ingredients to target, sleep, weight loss, skin, or energy. These added components are named (and often misspelled), but the lack of quantity information is of deep concern.
The bottom line is that you will really have no idea what any of these supplements will do and whether they will work, or whether they will cause side effects or are even safe.
In our opinion, it is probably best to err on the side of caution and not to bother finding out. It is never a good idea to take supplements from unknown sources that contain unknown ingredients, as is the case here.
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Serving size is equal to two pills.
The basic formula of each of the four supplements is as follows.
On top of this basic enzyme formula, the various supplements contain additional specific ingredients. As with the rest of the ingredients list, there is no information regarding the quantities of each ingredient.
Diet Enzyme Premium (also referred to as Original Premium) contains;
Night Diet Enzymes
ISDG Beauty Enzymes
Exhilarating Enzyme: Sometimes referred to as Soukai Enzyme Supplement Premium.
It’s hard to say just what any of these supplements will do. However potential side effects may include, amongst other effects,
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Avoid if you have any underlying health issues, and cease use if you experience any side effects.
There are only five customer reviews posted on Amazon, and none of these are very insightful.
It helps my digestion!
I broke out so badly after taking this pill. Returned it.
So far it’s working….need to take it longer to see if it’s really working
There is no money-back guarantee on offer.
If you are based in the USA, the easiest way to buy iSDG supplements is via Amazon USA. We have also seen Night Enzyme and Beauty Enzyme on sale via Amazon UK.
Customers based in South Asia can buy via Lazada.
We are not impressed by iSDG Enzyme Pills. Although we like the concept of enzymes and the fruit and vegetable enzyme ingredients, the fact that there is practically no real product information about the contents of the pills is of serious concern. These supplements do not translate well to Western use. Most of us have no urge to take bird saliva or crushed pearls in supplement form, and although these are well known in Asia, there is no evidence that they will do anything at all for your health or your wellbeing.
In addition, we do not trust iSDG the company behind the supplements. There is no proper website, and zero information about manufacture and ingredients quantities. This supplement range is showing up on sites such as eBay, but is not stocked by any reputable online retailers, making the whole set up look even more untrustworthy.
The bottom line is that we would not take iSDG Enzymes ourselves, so we would never recommend this supplement range to the Watchdog readers.
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