Long-term digestive well being and the overall health should be taken into consideration while attempting to alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms – most likely the first symptoms of enzyme deficiency.
Restoring proper levels and activity of digestive enzymes should be one of the priorities which will result not only in alleviation of the gastrointestinal symptoms, but possibly can prevent a disease. Restored gastrointestinal enzymes will reverse chronic nutritional deficiency by improving nutrient absorption and their ultimate tissue bioavailability.
Ideally, the secretion of the digestive enzymes should be sustained by proper nutrition and a good lifestyle. In reality, in addition to healthy life style and nutrition, we may need to resort to “extra” help to offset the accumulated negative impact of dietary errors and “quick fix” approach in our lives. The “extra” help is also needed due to a natural process of aging and weakening of the digestive tract functions.
Enzyme supplementation to balance the digestive process should be recommended particularly for those who experience a chronic gastrointestinal discomfort (e.g. gas, constipation, diarrhea, cramps) and as a preventive in the middle age and elderly individuals.