Christi Patterson, owner of All Health in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Enzymes and probiotics do really well. Our most popular enzyme is NOW Foods Super Enzyme, which people like because it comes in a capsule. The probiotic that stands out is Garden of Life Raw Probiotics. It’s all raw and there are no binders, fillers or carriers. We always see demand for these types of products increase during the holiday season, when people eat heavier foods and may have digestive troubles.
Linda Schechterle, wellness manger at Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, Vt.
One of our most popular digestive products is Enzymatic Therapy’s original DGL tablet. Customers like that it can help with acid reflux, ulcers and other digestive discomforts. Enzymedica’s Digest Gold and Digest Spectrum also do well for us; people like these supplements because they’re plant based.
Page Dykstra, assistant manager of Good Earth Natural Food Store in Spearfish, S.D.
Customers with stomach issues have had good luck with George’s 100% Aloe Vera. We also sell a lot of Nutrition Now’s PB 8 probiotic supplement, which has a high number of active cultures. Our customers also like papaya enzymes, which they use instead of Tums.
Donna Hart, owner of Vitamin House in Sun City, Ariz.
Within a week of starting to use Source Naturals Essential Enzymes, customers usually come back with positive feedback. We hear more good things about this product than anything else we sell. For other kinds of indigestion, we tell people about ginger and aloe juice. We always encourage our customers to let us know how a product works—positive or negative.