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Old 06-18-2010, 05:37 AM   #1
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do digestive enzymes work

I have read many post where people take digestive enzymes from nutrition stores. I also read that many doctors say that your body does not absorb synthetic enzymes so they don't have any value.

Can someone who has some knowledge add some light on this issue?

 
Old 06-28-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: do digestive enzymes work

They are right. Dont spend your money in useless things. Your body produce more than enough of these enzymes. If you want to digest your food on the right way you have to learn mix your food on the right way.

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Re: do digestive enzymes work

Some people who are lactose-intolerant can eat dairy products if they take the appropriate enzyme, but in general your body should produce all the digestive enzymes it needs.

 
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Re: do digestive enzymes work

I'm going to agree with janewhite1 that digestive enzymes are generally not needed. I don't know though, because I'm no expert on this stuff, but it just seems that unless you have some serious deficiency, digestive enzymes probably wouldn't be needed as a supplement.

As far as your statement about "synthetic enzymes" there really isn't any such thing. Enzymes are usually produced the same way from natural foods. For instance, nattokinase is produced in soybean fermentation. It just so happens that they then freeze-dry the enzymes and put them in a capsule. They are still natural, however.

And, yes your body does absorb them. Systemic enzymes are readily absorbed by the body, which can include amylase, bromelain, papase, serrapeptidase, trypsin, chymotrypsin, etc.

There is a LOT of enzyme research out there, so I recommend checking it out.

 
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Re: do digestive enzymes work

The more enzymes present in or with your food, the more it will improve good and easy digestion. The best sources of enzymes are some raw foods and especially fermented foods.

 
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Re: do digestive enzymes work

What about DGLs? do you think ppl with digestion issues should take them? thnx

 
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