Digestive Enzymes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 9:12am.

After years of reading about them, I've finally decided that I am going to give digestive enzymes a try in addition to my restrictive diet. Though it would be nice to believe enzymes could replace my diet, as some companies claim, I think it's a dangerous promise to rely on. So, as always, I enter into experimentation with skepticism and armed with knowledge.

I've added a Demystifying Digestive Enzymes section to this website, and encourage you to do further reading. To REALLY understand the science behind enzymes, you may wish to visit the scientifically based How Stuff Works website and do a search for digestive enzymes. I've only provided a basic overview on my site.

After much research, I've decided that for me, it's best to begin with a product that contains higher amounts of proteases (specifically ones that contain DPP IV which is said to be most helpful for people who react to gluten/casein in their diets - even in trace amounts). It's theorized that protease enzymes help in healing the gut, supporting the immune system, and killing off pathogens. Basically, they take care of what the diet alone might not be able to do, and catch irritants in foods that we may have missed. And if that's true, they could be catalyst in healing Leaky Gut Syndrome.

I will keep you updated on how it goes. Currently, I am still waiting for the mailman to deliver the goods.

 

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