PPIs versus Low Digestive Capacity [CASE STUDY]

Everything has an inherent pro and con, advantage and disadvantage.
Supplement, Food, medication, Exercise etc.
So what do you do if you are taking a medication that is suppressing your digestive capacity – yet some of your health challenges and nutrient deficiencies may be related to poor digestive capacity?
It’s a tricky one.
We see this scenario a lot – and people often feel they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. A Catch-22.
Yet – that is rarely the case. It’s all a matter of finding the nuances, the variables and factors at play. Are we being creative enough? Asking enough quality questions? Empowering the situation from an individual perspective?
You’ll see from other client case studies that when we assess the digestive capacity, we often see that it is struggling.
In this particular case we found that the Pancreatic Enzyme Elastase 1 production was quite low. This enzyme helps breakdown food as it passes through the small intestine. So given that the PPIs were already suppressing his Stomach Acid levels, it was clear that the digestive capacity was in need of some improvement.
At this point of the test results I’m often asked ‘what supplement is best to take for this’. Well, there are some very useful products out there. There’ll never be a lack of supplements that could be applied here.
But – there are usually much more safe and effective strategies to consider and questions to ask initially.
And let’s face it…… The cause of a low Elastase 1 is not a lack of digestive enzyme supplementation. So they are not likely to be the priority solution either.
Plus they may even be contraindicated.
This case study was a great example of this. Not a digestive enzyme product in sight!
You can read more at the below link. But the crux is to individualise, assess your function and prioritise.
Put the process in place.

Leave a Reply