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Posted by: blossom | 2011/02/03

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Can you tell me the value of taking digestive enzymes and probiotics daily for helping with digetion and a healthy gut?

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Dear Blossom
Digestive enzymes need only to be taken if you have been diagnosed by a medical doctor with a digestive enzyme deficiency. For example, patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis need to take a variety of digestive enzymes every day to help them digest their food. If you have not been diagnosed with a specific digestive enzyme deficiency then there is no need to take them. Probiotics on the other hand which are beneficial microorganisms such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli can be taken by most people on a daily basis to ensure that the flora (all the microorganisms in the gut) are as healthy as possible and that the 'good' microorganisms are in the majority. In addition, specific conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, Candida overgrowth, etc, all respond well to the use of probiotics. You can try using Intestiflora which can be purchased at health shops.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/02/03

Dear Blossom
Digestive enzymes need only to be taken if you have been diagnosed by a medical doctor with a digestive enzyme deficiency. For example, patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis need to take a variety of digestive enzymes every day to help them digest their food. If you have not been diagnosed with a specific digestive enzyme deficiency then there is no need to take them. Probiotics on the other hand which are beneficial microorganisms such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli can be taken by most people on a daily basis to ensure that the flora (all the microorganisms in the gut) are as healthy as possible and that the 'good' microorganisms are in the majority. In addition, specific conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, Candida overgrowth, etc, all respond well to the use of probiotics. You can try using Intestiflora which can be purchased at health shops.
Best regards
DietDoc

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