People with digestive problems will want to take digestive enzymes
with every meal while others may want to use enzymes to improve their
absorption and utilization of nutrients with just cooked meals. Of
course, the benefits will vary, depending upon the individual’s diet and
general health. Those with intestinal problems should notice reduction
in symptoms. Individuals in good health can expect to notice less
fullness after meals, increased energy, faster emptying of the stomach
contents, decreased gas, and more regular bowel habits.
Digestive enzymes play a major role in breaking down food into nutrients that can be absorbed by your body.
Digestion begins in your saliva, breaking down the carbohydrates and
fats in your food. And the action of chewing starts the production of
digestive enzymes in your stomach.
Once the food has entered the stomach, the stomach enzymes work to
further break it down. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are broken down
in preparation for absorption.
The food is then moved into your small intestine where most of the
absorption process takes place. The lining of the intestines produce
more enzymes to break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. In
addition, your liver produces bile to help with the absorption of fats.
The result of this entire process is that food is reduced to sugars, fatty acids, and amino acids – fuel for your body.
As you age, reduced digestion can become a greater issue, causing
discomforts such as bloating, gas and indigestion. Unfortunately, eating
well doesn’t always solve the problem. Just because you are eating well
doesn’t mean that your body is getting the nutrients it needs to
In order to benefit from eating well, your body has to properly
digest and absorb the nutrients from your food. The human body produces
digestive enzymes that break down the food you eat into nutrients.
Nutrients are then absorbed into your body through the small intestine.
When you are lacking enzymes, your body doesn’t digest properly, and
as a result, your body does not absorb the nutrients it needs.
A lack of digestive enzymes can lead to digestive and other general health problems.
People who are lacking digestive enzymes may suffer with:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Individuals over the age of 35 can benefit from the daily use of a
digestive enzyme supplement as well as those individuals that do not
have a gall bladder.
Take 1 to 2 capsules with each meal. Do not exceed six (6) capsules daily.