Crohn’s Disease: Is Wobenzym A Good Option?

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Does Wobenzym Work for Crohn’s Disease?  

Great question, and we must thank Alice in Newport Beach for emailing this question to us. 

First, let’s understand what is in Wobenzym, then we can address this question.

We already have a lot of information on Wobenzym PS on our main site. But here is a summary.

Wobenzym PS contains three ingredients: bromelain, trypsin, and rutin. When combined, the three of these natural ingredients have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. 

Wobenzym PS is especially good for joint health and inflammation. So folks with arthritis, osteoarthritis, and similar conditions take Wobenzym PS as a supplement. 

This has the added benefit of helping folks reduce their pain meds, while also enjoying a bit more flexibility and range of motion. 

So if it’s a good anti-inflammatory, shouldn’t it be good for Crohn’s Disease as well?

Crohn’s Disease, and also Ulcerative Colitis, and inflammatory diseases of the large intestines. The diseases are very similar, and differ primarily by where in the large intestine the inflammation is taking place. 

So in theory, Wobenzym PS should provide some benefit for both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

However, we have a better suggestion…Longvida RD

Longvida RD contains the spice curcumin (or turmeric). Curcumin is an excellent anti-inflammatory, and is perfect for a chronic disease like Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.  

In a review article published in 2011, it was noted that Crohn’s Disease patients who used a curcumin supplement for two months experienced less diarrhea, less abdominal pain, and less cramping. 

These results are consistent with studies done with curcumin in rheumatoid arthritis patients, who experienced improvements in disease activity and symptoms.

So if you are seeking a natural anti-inflammatory supplement for your Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, we recommend trying Longvida RD. There is simply more evidence with this product in these diseases compared to Wobenzym PS.

Thanks Alice, for the question! 

P.S. Email us at for a free copy of the publication on curcumin for inflammatory bowel disease.