Digestive Enzymes allow us to repair, rebuild, and live a rewarded healthy life. Complete and proper digestion ensures the delivery of vital nutrients to our body.
The intricate processes that have to occur during digestion to ensure proper nutrient breakdown, delivery, and absorption to our cells, is quite a complicated process. One that we don’t really think about until we start having problems with it.
For many individuals, digestive issues like heartburn, gas, bloating, start to happen as we age, as new factors come into play.
Intestinal plaque buildup can minimize nutrient absorption by suffocating the villi (nutrient absorbing finger-like structures on the small intestinal wall) as it accumulates over time. This plaque can inhibit nutrient absorption by up to 50%. Vitamin and nutrient deficiency can lead to not only indigestion but health problems as well.
Another major factor that causes issues as you age is the body’s decrease in the production of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are what the body produces to help break down the food we eat into fuel for our bodies. When food is not completely broken down it can lead to many digestive issues. As a result the inability to use our food as fuel for energy and repairs.
And last but not least we have the absence of good bacteria or probiotics. Many individuals have an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut, usually stemming from excess sugar intake. When bad bacteria outnumber good bacteria we have an imbalance in microflora that can also lead to digestion issues. The combination of these three factors can really create discomfort and if not addressed eventual health problems. If you are suffering from indigestion, heartburn, or gas more frequently now than in the past, one of these three factors could be the culprit. Don’t just cover up indigestion, get rid of it the way your body does, naturally.