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What Are Some Factors That Can Deplete My Digestive Enzyme Levels?

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It's one of the most important things to know about your digestive enzymes it's that they decrease naturally as we age and some studies have shown that when we compare older patients to younger patients older people might have 50% less digestive enzyme activity than younger people so that's one of the first things to know.

Digestive enzymes are designed to work at a very specific pH. So if you take a lot of medications that can change your pH of your digestive tract things like antacids and acids suppressing medications they may render your digestive enzymes less active so maintaining a specific pH is very, very important for the activity of the digestive enzymes.

The food you eat is very important in terms of your digestive enzymes, if you eat a lot of processed food, that's very difficult for your body to break down, so your digestive have to really go into overdrive to digest them. The other thing is that processed foods often contain a lot of food coloring, chemicals, additives preservatives, and those chemicals can actually destroy your digestive enzymes.