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Digestive Enzymes

Bromelain Supplements on Amazon Fail Tests

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Only four of 20 brands of bromelain purchased on Amazon provided the enzyme activity expected from their labels, three of which had no detectable enzyme activity, according to a recent report. For details by brand, see the Quality Concerns section of our Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among digestive enzyme products.

Digestive Enzymes – Prescription vs. Supplements

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A CL member with chronic pancreatitis asked about alternatives to costly prescription enzymes. See our Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review for information about prescription enzymes as well as supplements similar to prescription products.

Digestive Enzymes for IBS?

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Does taking digestive enzymes reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Find out in our updated Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review.

Enzyme Supplements for Eye Floaters?

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Can enzyme supplements (bromelain, papain and ficin) reduce eye floaters? Find out what a recent study suggests in the What They Do section of our Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?

Enzymes for Indigestion

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Will taking digestive enzymes reduce indigestion? Although not all studies have shown a benefit, a recent study suggested improvements with no adverse effects. For details, see the Digestive Discomfort section of the Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review. (Also see our top choices for enzyme supplements).

Enzymes for Muscle Soreness

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A blend of enzymes reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness after exercise in healthy men. For details, see the "What They Do" section of the Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review >>