A question that we often get asked by customers (or potential customers) is "are there any side effects to taking enzymes?" It's a perfectly legitimate question, especially when you consider all the commercials on tv for prescription drugs that have a laundry list of side effects. Many of them could leave you feeling even worse, or with more health problems than you originally had!
So, it's easy to understand why the first question so many people ask has to do with any effects they might experience while taking a certain supplement. The answer to this question is a bit of a 'yes' and 'no' answer. Yes, there is a chance you will experience some type of effect from taking an enzyme formula, but no, it is not to be confused with a side effect (in the negative sense) associated with a lot of the prescription medicines available today. With enzymes, it is referred to as detoxification, and is a GOOD thing!
Enzyme supplements, like Vitalzym or Neprinol, may help rid the body of toxins by emulsifying and releasing dead, dying and toxic materials. Some users will experience a detoxification reaction to the enzymes, including short-term fatigue, nausea, fogginess, or headache. Though uncomfortable, this detoxification is beneficial to the body and may take several days to completely cleanse the body of unwanted debris.
If at any point you start to feel ill, you may be detoxifying too quickly. Increasing your water intake, or reducing your enzyme dosage will allow for a more gradual and comfortable detoxification. Enzyme side effects are only temporary, usually a week or two at most...if symptoms persist, you should contact your healthcare professional.