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    Digestive enzymes are saving my budget!

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    I know it sounds backward, but spending the money on a good digestive enzyme has slashed my food budget in a major way. Prior to the enzymes, I always thought I just thought I had a huge appetite and good metabolism. Turns out, I had major digestive issues, and the majority of what I ate was not being absorbed, and instead just passed straight through.

    Enter digestive enzymes, and my appetite is literally 1/3 of what it was. Before, I could easily pack away 6-8 eggs and 8 slices of Bacon for breakfast. I just ate 2 eggs and 3 slices of Bacon, and I'm stuffed! For reference, I'm a 5'2" female who weighs about 120, so the prior amounts of food were quite insane.

    I just thought I'd share in case someone else is struggling with massive appetite without massive weight gain, and enzymes might help.

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    That is truly fascinating. Thanks for sharing!
    42 yo female; 5'8"
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    Current weight: 158 lbs (first time under 160 in 17 years!!!)
    Goal weight: 145 lbs

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    Eating slowly helps. A lot of digestive enzymes come from saliva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acteon View Post
    Eating slowly helps. A lot of digestive enzymes come from saliva.
    Probably works for many people, but not me, I've always eaten slowly. I wish that helped!

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    Carbohydrates are digested in the mouth and the duodemun and that process starts with Salivary enzymes. However protien is not digested by saliva. Never.

    additionally enzymes come from raw food and we cook most of ours and as with many many biologic funtions when you run out you run out and they must be replaced.

    humans dont denovo all the stuff we need else we woudl never have to eat

    we chew protien to provide more surface area for our stamach acids to contact thus reducing time in the gut,
    we chew carbs to start the digestion process in the mouth to be completed in the duodemum.

    the rest is sensationalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
    additionally enzymes come from raw food and we cook most of ours and as with many many biologic funtions when you run out you run out and they must be replaced.
    Wrong.
    Enzymes in food are denatured by your stomach acid and play absolutely no part in digestion.
    Last edited by marqueemoon; 08-29-2011 at 07:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Wrong.
    please enlighten me. on review, perhaps sloppy is more accurate than wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_enzyme
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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Wrong.
    Enzymes in food are denatured by your stomach acid and play absolutely no part in digestion.
    Partially denatured would be more accurate. It depends on gastric emptying times, the gastric pH, protective factors and that particular enzyme's sensitivity to pH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Wrong.
    Enzymes in food are denatured by your stomach acid and play absolutely no part in digestion.
    ah i see the discrepancy. The originals are, however they are teh building blocks for new ones
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    I have taken many different kinds of digestive enzymes and some work, some don't. What brand are taking?

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