When you start taking supplements it’s always a good idea to begin slowly. Many health practitioners have found that their clients get the best results when they start taking one digestive enzyme at the start of each meal the first few days. After a few days they can try taking two enzymes with each meal and see if they get additional results. Some people get better results with two, and some people only need to take one. The best time for your clients to take the digestive enzyme is first thing when they sit down to eat. Digestive enzymes can be taken during the meal, but it is best if they take them before. If they forget to take the enzyme they should take it as soon as they remember because the enzymes will not go to waste. They will still help digest the food in your digestive system. Many practitioners also recommend that the enzymes be taken on an empty stomach in addition to taking them with their meal. The reason is that all of us have undigested food throughout our digestive system. Many of us have read articles that say things like, “the average 40 year old American has between 5 and 10 pounds of undigested food in their small and large intestines.” When taking digestive enzymes on an empty stomach they are able to travel throughout the digestive system and help eliminate undigested food. Undigested food begins to rot and ferment which can start polluting the blood stream with harmful toxins. Not only do many people feel better and have more energy, they lose weight. Many health care practitioners feel that digestive enzymes are essential when de-toxing the body.
Some people that have a hard time swallowing pills will open the capsules and sprinkle the enzymes on top of their food. If you want to see how they work, cook a bowl of instant oatmeal and dump a capsule or two over the oatmeal and stir it in and within seconds you will see the oatmeal start turning into liquid.