Betsy Asks Dale
Regarding the timing of taking of Kelley Enzymes.
I tend to eat any time day or evening the desire strikes as my appetite is poor and meals tend to be small. Is there a problem with having a snack around the time I take the Kelley enzymes which are supposed to be away from meals?
Your body will use the enzymes available to digest the food until the digestion process is over, only then will any enzyme material be taken up into the bloodstream.
Additional note: as soon as you smell your food or begin to eat your stomach goes into action and begins to issue acid to address the beginning stage of digestion. The stomachs' job is to break down the food into a small enough size that the little particle can be further broken down into the amino acids and other nutritive components available.
If you take the Kelley enzymes and then the stomach begins you may (especially within the first thirty minutes of consuming) have the food causing acid to start and the enzyme being alkaline, neutralize some of the stomach acids and some of the enzymes be broken down rendering them ineffective in their job.
Your body is meant to issue the enzymes into the small intestine along with other fluids that neutralize the acid in the chyme.
What is Chyme
Chyme, a thick semifluid mass of partially digested food and digestive secretions that is formed in the stomach and passed into intestines during the digestion process. In the stomach, digestive juices are formed by the gastric glands; these secretions include the enzyme pepsin, which breaks down proteins, and hydrochloric acid.
The best timing for consuming the Kelley Enzymes
Many people seem to do well taking the enzymes first thing in the AM and last thing at night ( or an hour and a half after dinner. Many people find that they take some in the middle of the night when they get up to pee.
If you take them in the middle of the night be sure and drink plenty of water, you do not want to skimp on the water to avoid getting up again to pee. A lump of enzymes not washed down can cause you distress you will not enjoy.
Thanks for your question