This is part of a question I asked in another thread I made earlier today, but I thought it deserved its own thread: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...plements-for-deficiencies-alternatives.27576/ I want to quit taking digestive enzymes because there appear to be none which don't contraindicate my issues; they all contain either bromelain, quercetin, papain, or an excipient such as magnesium stearate, matodextrin or something which contributes to excipient overload (I take around 50 supplements a day, which means a LOT of excipients). However I've been using them for seven months now and I'm concerned my body may have already lost the ability to digest without them. Whether that's permanently or temporarily I do not know; I was told to start taking them due to the leaky gut and chronic inflammation, without knowing if I even required them, frankly. 18 days ago I started on 1 tbsp ACV before each meal, as it was recommended in the candida protocol with the added benefit of being high in potassium. At the suggestion of a holistic practitioner (who I have sparse contact with, so it's not an option of simply quizzing her in depth about anything), I've also been taking HCI+Pepsin in the middle of each meal intermittently. Would these two things alone help sufficiently, or do I genuinely require a broad spectrum digestive enzyme now indefinitely? Furthermore, is it safe to come off the digestive enzymes just for a trial period? In that I mean will it actually do me real damage to come off them? The one I am on contains papain, which is a thiol/sulfur donor, and I have hyperammoneia; should I just try to deal with the ammonia with a weekly activated charcoal + magnesium citrate flush? Gratitude extended in advance and apologies for all the questions!