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Are Digestive Enzymes Ok To Take?

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Hello everyone,

I was reading a health magazine and there was a chart that listed a bunch of vitamins, nutrients and herbs that help combat the symptons of several different conditions INCLUDING CELIAC. They listed three digestive enzymes that help with celiac disease. They are amylases, lipases and proteases. Do any of you take these or know anything about them? Do they come in a pill form? Are they gluten free?

I did a search on celiac.com and the only enzyme that came up was proteases. It was mentioned as one of the ingredients that is being used in a potential medication that celiacs may be able to take in the future to combat celiac disease. Does anyone know anything more about this or who may be a good person to ask if these enzymes might be safe to start trying?

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They are wonderful to take....probiotics are also great.

I take digestive enzymes called CompleteGest by Enzymatic Therapy and they say gluten free on the bottle :)

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I take Essential Enzymes (cant remember who makes them) and also probiotics.

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I use Digesticol from Generation Plus. I've ran out a couple of times and I could really tell a difference. I've vowed not to let myself run out before placing another order. I started taking the enzymes with my meals but I've found I need to take them with snacks as well.

I can tell a big difference when I eat foods that are normally hard for me to digest such as beans, beef, nuts etc.

Katie, Thanks for your recommendations on Enzymatic Therapy. For a week now I've been taking their B12 and CoQ10. I love that they say that they're gluten-free on the bottle. :)

I've got a question about enzymes. I don't eat out much at all but once in a blue moon I eat at Outback or Carrabas. Do you think that if you were accidently glutened, the enzymes would help to break the gluten down or would it down the opposite? I've read a little about enzymes helping the body to absorb more vitamins and minerals and I was wondering if you would absorb more of the gluten?

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I find they help the digestion process alot. I still take supplements to try to keep my immune system high and always try to stay one step ahead of the game :)

I use alot of the Enzymatic Therapy brand-I found this to be a great brand-I also use their probiotics, sublingual B12's and more.

If you are accidentally glutened I would think they would help. For me they did-maybe not for everyonw though. When I am glutened I make sure I take extra enzymes with my meals because I get nausea alot especially after I eat -when glutened that is.

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I use alot of the Enzymatic Therapy brand-I found this to be a great brand-I also use their probiotics, sublingual B12's and more.

Kaiti,

Where do you get them? I want to try sublingual B-12's but dont know where to find a good brand?

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Rachel--24,

I got my b-12 and most of my vitamins from www.vitacost.com. I've found they have really good prices on most items. Usually I can purchase through them and get better prices than from my co-op. :)

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Rachel--24,

I got my b-12 and most of my vitamins from www.vitacost.com. I've found they have really good prices on most items. Usually I can purchase through them and get better prices than from my co-op. :)

Thanks..I'll look there. :)

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Kaiti,

Where do you get them? I want to try sublingual B-12's but dont know where to find a good brand?

I get mine at the local health food store....they are in with the rest of the supplement by the brand(Enzymatic Therapy)-That brand is known for a good quality.

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