Digestive enzymes are proteins that have the function of breaking down different types of food matter. Different types of digestive enzymes work on different types of food matter.
Digestive enzymes are important for the proper digestion of our food. Most people are capable of producing enough digestive enzymes on their own, thus adding more may not be of much benefit. However, adding more digestive enzymes usually doesn’t do any harm either. It can be hard to tell if your body is deficient at producing enough digestive enzymes. You may just need to try a digestive enyzme supplement & see if it works for you.
While digestive enzymes mainly reside in the stomach & upper digestive system while IBS is considered a lower digestive system issue, the fact is that problems in the stomach or upper digestive system can cause later problems in the lower digestive system.