Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain of the muscles and bones, stiffness, general fatigue, and sleep disturbances. The underlying cause remains unknown, yet most researchers agree that it is related to the nervous system, and more recent research is looking to identify the role of inflammation in the severity of symptoms.
Due to the damaging nature of prescription drugs often used long-term to treat fibromyalgia symptoms, safer alternative therapies are being highly integrated into pain management regimens, especially Systemic Enzyme Therapy. The powerful fibrinolytic enzymes in this formula have been clinically shown to reduce signs of inflammation and pain throughout the body. Research is continually being conducted on these enzymes, but the best results have come from those who have used Exclzyme and seen how it works for them.
Here are some Exclzyme dosage recommendations that may help Systemic Enzyme Therapy work for you.
Take enzymes on an empty stomach
Taking enzyme supplements on an empty stomach keeps them from being used to break down the components of food they come in contact with in the digestive tract. The enzymes used in digestion would not be available to be absorbed. Exclzyme is a “systemic” enzyme formula, implying that the enzymes in it are meant to be absorbed into the bloodstream where they can travel throughout all the systems and areas of the body. Properly monitoring the time you eat with the time you take systemic enzymes is important for maximizing absorption and activity. While it is acceptable to take systemic enzymes up to 30 minutes before a meal, increasing the time between will provide a greater advantage.
Find your therapeutic dose
When taking Exclzyme, it is necessary for each person to determine what dose works best for them based on careful assessment and monitoring. The key is to find one’s “therapeutic dose”, or the amount at which you are realizing physiological changes that you are also comfortable with taking. It’s best to begin an enzyme regimen at a low dosage of 1 capsule, three times a day. After two days, increase dose to 2 capsules three times a day. This gradual increase is meant to help alleviate some of the detoxification symptoms that may occur when beginning enzyme therapy. After the first week, doses can be maintained at 6 capsules per day or adjusted to 3 or more capsules three times a day; this is about when you should be determining your therapeutic dose. For some, 9 capsules may seem like a lot and to others it may seem just right so some experimentation may be required to determine what works best for you.
Establish a pattern for taking enzymes that fits your needs
The recommended “2 capsules three times a day” is not always the most realistic or beneficial method of taking systemic enzymes. It is important to evaluate the patterns and timing you are taking enzymes on the basis of your body’s reaction to them. If you are taking Exclzyme, two or three at a time between meals, and you do not detect progress with your fibromyalgia, consider the possibility of taking a larger group of them at a time between meals, but take them less often. There is no way to know what will be the most effective for you unless you experiment a little.
A word of advice: Taking enzymes after your last meal, without new additional food in your system for about 10-12 hours, can increase the activity and absorption of systemic enzymes. This is a great time to take your last dose of Exclzyme. Experiment with taking higher doses before bed.