Do supplemental enzymes stop the body from producing its own enzymes? What about becoming dependent on enzymes?
Supplemental enzymes support the body’s normal function without replacing its ability to make enzymes on its own. We like to compare this to a raw food diet that is rich in enzymes. Even though you would be ingesting a large amount of enzymes through your food, no one suggests eating raw food would inhibit the body’s natural production of digestive enzymes. The fact is, the body will continue to manufacture the enzymes needed to benefit from food. Supplemental digestive enzymes simply aid the digestive process.