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My results show moderate to high Amylase. What is this generally caused by? What should be done to balance it?

Amylase is the enzyme that helps to digest sugars and carbohydrates. A diet rich in these two food groups can therefore mean the "stores" of amylase found in the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are being used up too rapidly and in abundance. Therefore you may wish to consider decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates and sugars by 25% daily, or some of our clients also implement this change in addition to taking digestive enzymes containing the enzymes they are in deficit.