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Digestive Enzyme Supplements Side Effects
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
No: Bromelain is perfectly safe to take everyday as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
I don't think so.: These are two different pathophysiology. You do not need digestive enzyme supplements if you do not have any deficiencies, i.E . Pancreatic deficiency . For acid reflux you need h-2 receptor antagonists, like zantac or tagamet, and/or proton pump inhibitirs like zegrid, nexium, (esomeprazole) Omeprazole etc. ...Read more
Doubtful, but. . . : The use of digestive enzymes can be beneficial for many patients. The side effects are mostly GI related, with occasional skin rash. So your dental sensitivity is probably not related to the supplements, but it can be related to your diagnosis. Gastric reflux. Reflux can bathe your teeth in gastric acid, more commonly when you are asleep, and result in sensitive teeth and gums.So keep up treatment. ...Read more
Yes for some...: Virtually all supplements have possible side effects. Most people tolerate pancreatic enzymes well but people with gastritis/ sensitive stomachs often will experience stomach pain/irritation from taking protease enzymes that are included in most enzyme supplements. Some people may get loose stools from enzymes. It is also possible to react to fillers/binders/additives in any med or supplement. ...Read more
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
Which digestive enzyme brand is better for acid reflux issue and digestive problems: swiss natural or jamieson ?
Neither: Gerd or acid reflux disease results in irritation of the lower aspect of the esophagus resulting in changes in the lining (barrett's), some having scarring and difficulty swallowing, lung problems, and abdominal pain. Digestion should not be affected, and there should be no reason to take any enzymes unless you have other problems such as with your pancreas. ...Read more
What's the worst that can happen if a lactose intolerant person continues to have lactose without a lactaid digestive enzyme?
Take with food: Generally these are taken after you've chewed and swallowed 2-3 bites of food. ...Read more
What do you mean by raw protein? Milk has proteins in it which could be called raw and babies digest those fine without any additional digestive enzymes. I trust you are not thinking or eating raw meat.
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??: Hi, why would you think you are lacking an enzyme, most of them can be tested by a blood test. ...Read more
Yes: Yes u can, but caution always with multiple meds. ...Read more
Doubt it: But am not 100% positive, but close! ...Read more
Can you improve your digestive process by taking the quantum supplements HCl and digestive enzymes?
Good nutrition : The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities ( though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more
Gallbladder: The liver produces bile for digestion, some of which is stored in the gallbladder. The bile acids help the intestine to be able to absorb the fatty nutrients in foods. There are no enzymes in bile. Digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas to help break down proteins for digestion (amylase, lipase, protease). The salivary gland, stomach & small intestine also produce enzymes. ...Read more
I've read that taking a digestive enzyme before meals can be beneficial. Is this true and safe in general?
Safe, yes: But it may not be necessary. If you are having digestion problems, it won't hurt to try taking digestive enzymes with your meals. People with pancreatic insufficiency really need to take them. Others without this disorder can sometimes benefit as well. If your symptoms persist you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Enzyme pills: Enzyme pills do not produce acid, they often contain acid in the form of hcl depending on the formulation. ...Read more
Yes, on empty stomac: All levothyroxine, including Levoxyl brand, should be taken on an empty stomach (http://www.drugs.com/dosage/levoxyl.html). Digestive enzymes shouldn't affect absorption. More important for you to take consistently and have TSH (blood test) monitored regularly and at least 6wks after dose changes. ...Read more
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
Can you tell me is it safe to take allegra (fexofenadine) (antihistamine) and a digestive enzyme together?
Is it safe/ unsafe if I take digestive enzyme two times per day forever? Can it impair my digestive pancreas or intestine?
No, but: why would you do so? try to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation, you may not need those digestive enzymes at all, good luck ...Read more