“Regular supplementation with digestive enzymes takes stress off the pancreas (and the entire body) by providing the enzymes required for digestion. In other words, digestive enzyme supplements may be one of the best insurance policies you can give your body so you can enjoy a long and healthy life. You will also experience a number of short-term benefits from taking digestive enzymes:
- A significant reduction in indigestion and heartburn problems resulting from too much acid in the stomach. If there are insufficient enzymes in your food, your body tries to break down your meal through overproduction of stomach acid. Using digestive enzymes drops acid production back to normal levels.
- Since complex carbohydrates are now being substantially digested before they enter the intestinal tract, you should experience relief from gas and bloating. (Note: Some people may actually notice an increase in activity for several days as their digestive systems come alive.)
- Look for improved digestion of dairy products.
- Diminished food allergies due to more complete protein digestion.