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A 21-year-old male asked:

Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause!
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