Digestive Enzymes


What about digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are important for normal digestion and are abundant in raw fruits and vegetables. After age 30 to 35, there is a decline in the level of digestive enzymes produced in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. These enzymes are beneficial for people with fibromyalgia because of their problems with digestion and nutrient absorption. Apart from promoting healthy digestion, digestion enzymes perform a variety of other necessary functions within the body, such as helping to reduce swelling and pain from inflammation and helping to speed up our recovery rate when the body is out of kilter or not homeostasis (not in balance).

Trypsin and chymotrypsin, enzymes the body manufactures to digest protein, help prevent excessive blood clotting and platelet “stickiness” by dissolving blood clots and removing metabolic wastes. Enzymes have many uses, from treating autoimmune diseases to arthritis, chronic diseases, and, of course fibromyalgia.