Enzyme therapy
Enzyme therapy


Enzymes are molecules that the body needs to perform various processes. Enzyme therapy involves the use of enzymes for health.

Enzymes are used for a number of conditions, including cystic fibrosis, digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency), and inability to properly digest the sugar lactose (lactose intolerance).
Enzyme therapy can involve numerous enzymes that are used alone or in combination. See specific enzyme monographs for safety information.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: See specific enzymes for safety information.


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Enzyme therapy can involve numerous enzymes that are used alone or in combination. See specific enzyme monographs for effectiveness information.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


Enzyme therapy is most commonly used to replace a specific enzyme which should be made by the body. It might also be used to help break down food or tissue.
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