I've been using digestive enzymes with some success for a few months now. My mother just noticed that the NOW tablets contain calcium carbonate and wanted to know if this additive is problematic.
I don't know anything about calcium carbonate except that it is commonly used in antacids. I find this strange, since the whole idea of taking digestive enzymes is to increase stomach acid....
Does anybody have any answers as to whether calcium carbonate is an additive I should be worried about? Is there research suggesting it is harmful? (Yes, I understand that absence of evidence is not the same thing as evidence of absence.)
Should I be ordering the capsule form instead (which doesn't contain calcium carbonate)?