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Digestive enzymes are enzymes you can take to improve digestion and food absorption. They can be taken as a supplement.
Different body organs produce digestive enzymes – the mouth, stomach, small intestine, and pancreas.
Examples of digestive enzymes include amylase, lipase, and protease.
You can consume digestive enzymes in their natural form (found in food) or manufactured (supplements). Foods containing natural digestive enzymes are:
NOTE: consult with your doctor before taking digestive enzymes supplements.
Taken with food (meals and snacks)
Some of the possible side effects of digestive enzymes supplements are: