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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Shoppe Digestive Enzymes

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Will taking pancreatic enzyme supplements help absorb other supplements like zinc?

Will taking pancreatic enzyme supplements help absorb other supplements like zinc?

Scam: If your pancreas is normal, i.e., you do not have cystic fibrosis and have not totally ruined it by drinking, there is no reason to take these pancreatic enzymes. They are a health fraud. So is almost all of what you have read about taking zinc; it will just upset your stomach. ...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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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.

Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.

Sups. No Evidence: Supplements widely promoted, big business, but exempted from clinical trials, even need for honesty/accuracy on labels; see DSHEA Act 1994 which exempted all food supplements, thus no reliable data about group, much less individual benefits & downsides. Carvedilol has better track record than bisoprolol (both with ACEI) for heart function, mortality rates; yet both can ? lung bronchospasm, COPD. ...Read more

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Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?

Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?

Probably not: Amylase and amyloglucosidase (a type of amylase) break starches into sugars. Fructose itself is already a sugar. So, these two enzymes should not affect fructose intolerance. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Unnatural substances: Taking multiple substances sold as supplements or body enhancers is unnatural (eating food is natural), and such supplements are not tested for effects and side effects, compared to the testing that is required of real medications. Thus, all sorts of claims can be made by sellers and other people, but in reality nobody knows for sure what good or bad things can happen. As they say, "Buyer beware." ...Read more

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Can a human digestive system absorb raw whey protien ?

Can a human digestive system absorb raw whey protien ?

Yes: People have consumed raw milk throughout history until the relatively recent advent of pasteurization. Raw whey protein is easier to digest and absorb than whey protein that has been pasteurized. When milk is heated it changes the 3-dimensional configuration of the proteins which makes it more difficult to digest for some people. See http://tinyurl.com/jc47msn ...Read more

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What enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

What enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

See below: proteases- digest protein amylase- digest starch lipase digest fat there are varieties in this them, but those are the basics. ...Read more

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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Since all that: Junk is a waste of money, doesn't do anything positive for you except spend your money, why do it? Besides, you don't know what's in any of that stuff, what harm it could possibly do to you, how it could interact negatively with medication or other supplements, etc. Save your money and use it on monitoring strips, healthy food, valid medication, etc. That can help you live better and longer. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

If you have Anemia: liv 52 is more of a hematoma a. And I do not know what your conditions is. If you are healthy and able to eat healthy balanced diet then usually lots of supplements are not necessary. ...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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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that .... ...Read more

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Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Trypsin: Protease is a general term of any enzyme that breaks down proteins and includes, trypsin, and chymotrypsin. ...Read more

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What kind of digestive enzymes and vitamins do you need to treat steatorhea?

What kind of digestive enzymes and vitamins do you need to treat steatorhea?

Depends: Depends on cause. Consider pancreatic ultrasound to make sure structure is ok. Then consider lipase and/ or betaine hcl and bile supplements. ...Read more