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Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes are proteins which help to break down food so that the body can absorb it.

Some people believe that digestive enzyme supplements can be used to overcome gastrointestinal problems in people with autism.

Some go further and claim that digestive enzymes can be used to improve some of the symptoms of autism, such as impaired communication and social difficulties.

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