When your body doesn’t produce enough of certain digestive enzymes, undigested compounds can make their way into your large intestine and cause unpleasant symptoms such as bloating and gas. Photo: Alamy

Digestive enzyme supplements explained: what they do, how they work and whether they help you lose weight

  • Digestive enzyme supplements can help the body break down compounds in food and relieve cramping, gas and diarrhoea
  • Newer supplements that combine different enzymes, and are sold over the counter, haven’t been scientifically evaluated and could have side effects
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When your body doesn’t produce enough of certain digestive enzymes, undigested compounds can make their way into your large intestine and cause unpleasant symptoms such as bloating and gas. Photo: Alamy
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