Digestive Enzyme Supplements: Splitting Fact From Fiction

Some lack the enzymes required to digest specific foods. This can cause a range of digestive issues including gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Digestive enzyme supplements may remedy this, but it depends on what food intolerance is the problem. This article is a sales-free look at the effectiveness of digestive enzyme supplements, based on the latest scientific evidence. What are Digestive Enzymes? Digestive enzymes are chemicals produced in our body. All animals have them as they are necessary to break down food into individual nutrients for absorption. Hence the name digestive enzymes. Not all digestive enzymes are created equal. There are specific groups of enzymes needed for fats, proteins and carbohydrates (1). You should also be familiar with ‘Brush-Border’ enzymes that are produced in the small intestine, such as lactase, maltase and sucrase. If the body fails to produce enough digestive enzymes, certain foods are … Continue reading Digestive Enzyme Supplements: Splitting Fact From Fiction