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April 1999 Issue

Can Digestive Enzyme Supplements Ease Stomach Woes?

Q. My health food store carries many digestive enzyme supplements, such as Enzymatic Therapy's Mega-Zyme and Solgar's Digestive Aide. Would they help me digest food better? A. Perhaps, though it's not likely, unless you have a specific enzyme deficiency. In that case, enzyme supplements are often recommended, even prescribed. Whether they can improve general digestion, however, is less certain. Digestive enzymes are specialized proteins that help break down food into nutrients, which

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