Melissa writes: “I’ve heard that as you age the amount of digestive enzymes your body produces decreases making it more difficult to digest your food. So you end up with symptoms like excessive belching, bloating, gas. Some people recommend taking digestive enzyme supplements with each meal. Is this information correct? How and when should you use digestive enzyme supplements if at all?”
Over-the-counter digestive enzymes supplements have grown increasingly popular and are marketed to help with digestive symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and gas. But can these supplements really help you digest your food better or relieve these symptoms?