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Doctor insights on: Beano Vs Digestive Enzymes

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I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

I have a garlic intolerance.  I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano.  No success.  What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

Depends: ...on what your symptoms of your intolerance are. Garlic causes acid reflux in many people, and without reflux medication, this cannot be controlled well. However, you might consider trying to roast the garlic before using it. Some people are able to tolerate roasted garlic but not fresh garlic. Good luck. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Would it be good to take beano or a digestive enzyme to help with flatulence?

Would it be good to take beano or a digestive enzyme to help with flatulence?

Worth a try but...: Everyone has some flatulence; this occurs when undigested food is fermented by bacteria & yeast in the intestines. Enzymes may improve digestion; some need BetaineHCl as well. Probiotics may help, as well as drugs or herbs to treat dysbiosis. Some benefit from a low FODMAPs diet. Read http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd/ for more details. ...Read more

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Nucific Bio X4 Support Digestive Enzymes?

Nucific Bio X4: According to BIO X4’s product label, the supplement contains: Probiotic Blend: 4 billion CFU per capsule – Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, B. animalis. Digestive Enzyme Blend: 88mg – Amylase (from Aspergilus Oryzae), Bromelain, Lipase (from Rhizopus Oryzae). Weight Management Blend: 100mg – Green Tea Extract (50% EGCG) Craving Control Blend: 166mg – Caralluma Fimbriata Extract ...Read more

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What foods are good sources of digestive enzymes?

What foods are good sources of digestive enzymes?

Unless packaged...: ...to resist stomach acid, any ingested digestive enzyme in your food will be substantially inactivated by the acid of your stomach to be of any real value to you. Sorry, but a great question! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of digestive enzymes?

What are the side effects of digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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Is taking digestive enzymes safe ? Would it cause any dependency issues ?

Is taking digestive enzymes safe ? Would it cause any dependency issues ?

Enzymes: They are safe. No, you would not be dependent on them unless your body fails to make a specific enzyme. If this was in fact the case, then you would find that you would have difficulty digesting certain foods without the enzymes. A common example is lactose deficiency. Those that are deficient find it very unpleasant to try and consume dairy without lactaid tablets. ...Read more

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Are there any advantages to taking digestive enzymes with meals? Any disadvantages?

Are there any advantages to taking digestive enzymes with meals?  Any disadvantages?

Pancreas: You only take digestive enzymes when your pancreas or intestine not working they are prescribed when there is dficiency and malabsorption. Advantage is to replenish. The disadvantages of taking them on normal body are nausea, bloating, gas, allergy, diarrhea and bleed. Excess of every thing is bad. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Digestive enzymes: If you are so concerned about your future enzyme function why are you using digestive enzymes in the first place? No there should not be anylong term effects on your body enzymes. ...Read more

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Why does digestive enzymes cause flatuation?

Breakdown/ferment: Breakdown of dietary media without a slow digestion leads to decr absorption of nutrients and hence fermentation of semidigested food/ leading to flatus. ...Read more

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

Papaya and Pineapple: If you can find fresh, not canned or dried, papaya and pineapple, these fruits have active enzymes that help to break down protein until they are themselves digested. Also, active yogurt cultures can assist in the digestion of small amounts of lactose. Patients with cystic fibrosis take specially made tablets called viokase (pancrelipase) with active digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What kind of digestive enzymes are good to take?

What kind of digestive enzymes are good to take?

Depends: If you have trouble digesting carbohydrates and fats take pancreatic enzymes with meals. If protein gives you trouble, too, take them with betaine hcl which turns into hydrochloric acid in your stomach. If you have burning or even warming in your stomach after taking these, stop the betaine hcl. ...Read more

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Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Yes, if needed: A toddler should not need digestive enzyme supplements unless they have cystic fibrosis or pancreatic disease. People with cystic fibrosis have safely taken digestive enzyme supplements for their entire lives. ...Read more

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Please look at my info - need advice on whether digestive enzymes might help my condition.

I am sorry : I couldn't find u information , but may be it is better to discuss this with u pcp since he knows u condition. ...Read more

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Whaat are digestive enzymes and what does it mean to have low digestive enzymes? What can I do to fix it?

Enzymes are catalyst: Digestive enzymes help with the digestion ; absorption of food and other things, we eat. They are mainly present in the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, etc. Having low enzymes mean having less amounts of enzymes than needed for digestion and absorption. Enzymes are available in the form of pills or capsules. Finding and treating the cause of low enzymes is most important. ...Read more

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What does it indicate if digestive enzymes is helping my acid reflux ?

Adrenal issue: Reflux has many causes, but often it's related to not producing enough digestive enzymes naturally to digest your food, and this is often linked to adrenal fatigue. You can research more about this on the web. Other causes of reflux can be related to poor dietary habits, excess caffeine or alcohol, yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are digestive enzymes and pancreas enzymes the same thing?

Medically, yes: Hi. Yes, from a therapeutic standpoint, they are. There are also digestive enzymes in saliva & from the stomach that are not pancreatic enzymes, but when you're talking about drug therapy digestive enzymes, they're pancreatic enzymes (Pancrease, Creon, etc). ...Read more