Originally when Markus Rothkranz talked about enzymes, he said to take them “by the bucketful”. He still states that they are good, they aren’t bad, and you can’t overdose on them. Taking them on an empty stomach helps with metabolism. When we first started talking about taking enzymes at the time he was more focused on bodybuilding, in which case taking a lot is actually good. The thing is, most people are normally focused on weight loss. Also, what gets people confused about taking enzymes is that they think they can go to a restaurant and eat whatever they want and take an enzyme. With that school of thought, they are thinking that food can get broken up and absorbed easily. That isn’t necessarily the case because you are just allowing your body to absorb the bad food easier. Enzymes do break up the fibers from food making it easier for it digestible. Another reason not to consume a large amount of bad food or even a little is you are denying your gut flora what it needs the most; fiber. If your diet is mainly focused on fiber instead of fat or sugars, you are feeding your gut flora and helping your body to improve its immune system. If you do take enzymes, the key is to only take them temporarily. Continuous and indefinite use of enzyme supplements stops your body from naturally producing their own enzymes or at least your body takes a step back and produces enzymes a little bit slower. The main goal is to ingest more bitter greens which will help digestion, stomach, and liver. There is no excuse when it comes to what you eat and what nature intended for us to eat, raw fresh vegetables, mainly green. A healthy raw vegan diet gives your body the nutrients and fiber that it needs that enzyme supplements won’t even be necessary.