When and what digestive enzymes?

Answered on August 26, 2014
Created February 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I have some gas and gut gurgling issues. Just recently went on a IBS diet and not im wondering Enzyme you suggest I take? I struggle with dairy, eggs, too many veggies, too much fiber. Which enzyme brand and when do you take it?



on February 16, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Get a hydrogen/methane test for SIBO. If you have SIBO, enzymes might help, but you will need something stronger than that.

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:58 AM

I highly recommend Renew Life Digestmore.I went through so many products trying to find one that would work for multiple issues. I think it's one of the best ones out there. Amazon has the best prices. I use the regular most of the time because I take it with lunch & dinner. Ultra is good too but pretty expensive. I will say it kicked the pants off the one my naturopath had me try. I've been using it for years now. I can't say enough good things about it.


on August 26, 2014
at 02:19 AM

Get some kefir, drink 1/2 cup after each meal. This alone will solve 90% of stomach issues.



on February 16, 2013
at 11:21 PM

source naturals makes a good digestive enzyme without any junk in it. the now foods brand has lactose in it so if that bothers you, stay away from it.


on February 16, 2013
at 10:12 PM

I take 1 Now Foods Super Enzymes and 4 Now Foods Betaine HCL (650mg) per meal.

I worked up to 4 Betaine HCL's 1 per week until I got reflex. 5 gives me reflux. If I eat two meals close together, then I cut back on the Betaine HCL to prevent reflux.

Chris Kresser has a series that is a great resource for this.

Also check out the GAPS diet.



on February 16, 2013
at 08:25 PM

Are you eating any lactofermented vegetables such as sauerkraut? They are a natural source of digestive enzymes. I actually take a spoonful of sauerkraut juice for mild nausea and have taken it for mysterious stomach pains as well, with instant relief. If you can't have cabbage, there are dozens of recipes on the web: dill pickles, ginger carrots, garlic cloves, whole lemons, salsas, ketchup and other sauces and condiments, etc.

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