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

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Digestive enzymes

Unless you have a specific deficiency, digestive enzymes are overhyped.

In brief: Digestive enzymes

Unless you have a specific deficiency, digestive enzymes are overhyped.
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