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Digestion Enzymes, long term use

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by optimist, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. optimist

    optimist Senior Member

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    I've been using digestive enzymes for about 6 moths now, and they are really helpful. I take them with every meal. I am wondering if there are any known negative effects of using digestive enzymes over longer periods of time, or is it OK?

    The ones I am using containins the following per capsule, of which I am taking two for every meal:

    Pepsidase 25.000 HUT
    Amylase 9.500 DU
    Protease 6.0 10.000 HUT
    Protease 3.0 40 SAUP
    Protease 4.5 15.000 HUT
    Glucoamylase 12 AGU
    Lipase 1.500 FIP
    Alfagalactosiadse 100GalU
    Pectinase 10 endo-PGU
    Malt diastase 400 DP°
    Invertase 325 SU
    Cellulase 100 CU
     
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  2. NilaJones

    NilaJones Senior Member

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    I took DGL for several years, and when I stopped I found I had to wean myself off it very slowly, over several more years. That might have been due to its effect of increasing protective mucous in the gut; I don't know.
     
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  3. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Hi @optimist

    Imho it's best just to try these to see if they work for you. It really just depends on your diet and digestive tract. Personally, at my age, 59, and knowing my digestive problems I see no choice but to take enzymes. I've been using these since 2005 or 6.

    I vary my enzymes based on what I'm eating. For ex if I were going to eat anything that may be cross contaminated with gluten, I'd take dpp-iv.

    If I wanted to eat beans, I'd take 1 or 2 Bean Assist with 300 GalU alpha galactodase.

    Etc etc ..

    Tc .. x
     
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  4. Martial

    Martial Senior Member

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    As long as you don't have h pylori or stomach ulcers shouldn't be any issues.
     
  5. optimist

    optimist Senior Member

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    Oh, yes - they really work. If I don not take them my stomach gets full of acid and then other bad things follow.

    These are broad spectrum, so they cover everything - but they are also SUPER expensive! So I think I need to find something to buy from abroad, and suggestions are much appreciated!

    @Martial Super to know! No, I do not have those.
     
  6. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I take NOW Super Enzymes. They are a major company here, so maybe international companies carry them. I think the capsules and tablets are a little different. They don't list the ingredients in the same manner, so it is difficult to compare them.
     
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  7. AkeBono

    AkeBono

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    @Martial "As long as you don't have h pylori or stomach ulcers shouldn't be any issues."
    I have HP - why isnt it Ok if i have it? cause proteolithic enzymes could further damage mucosa?

    btw I had hard times with NOW SuperEnzmes. it increased the acid and bloating bit time. knowing if you have HP its important before taking supps.
     
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