A recent blood test has shown that I am not digesting protein well.
Q. Dear Terry, “A recent blood test has shown that I am not digesting protein well. Could you please share natural ways to alleviate this problem? Thank you Terry!” — Mary S., Chicago, IL
A. Dear Mary, Enzymes help us absorb nutrients, create valuable hormones, heal muscles, relieve inflammation, fight cellular and other immune threats, and we could not live without them. Because of age, or many other factors, our bodies may not produce adequate levels of these important compounds.
While the pancreas secretes some of the most important digestive enzymes, supplementing with additional enzymes can significantly improve poor digestion.
An undiluted, full-strength pancreatin should contain three key enzymes: protease for protein digestion, amylase for carbohydrate digestion, and lipase for fat digestion. I believe that full strength pancreatin, from a porcine source, is better because it closely resembles the enzymes created by the human body.
I recommend taking 250-750 mg of a full-strength, undiluted pancreatin with each meal.
Terry . . . Naturally