SHOULD I BE TAKING A DIGESTIVE ENZYME?

In order to break down food efficiently and effectively, your body needs a sufficient supply of digestive enzymes. Some of these digestive enzymes come from the pancreas, others are produced in the stomach, while still others are secreted by the salivary glands and glands in the small intestines. Raw foods also contain natural enzymes that make their own digestion easier, but the more foods are refined, the more digestive enzymes your body must produce on its own to assimilate them properly.

As we age, however, our digestive system becomes less efficient and we begin to produce fewer digestive enzymes. As a result, our digestive tract gradually becomes more alkaline and it becomes more difficult for our bodies to completely break down the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in the foods we eat. This process can lead to a whole host of digestive health problems such as:

  • Acid Indigestion and heartburn
  • Chronic Stress
  • Food Intolerances/allergies
  • Slow digestion
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Constipation

The solution is to re-acidify your intestinal tract and improve your overall digestive capabilities by supplementing with Wellzymes. Here’s how:

Take two Wellzyme tablets about 30 minutes before meals and one to two more about 10 to 15 minutes following a meal.

Each day the body produces thousands of enzymes which the body uses in all chemical actions and reactions. Digestive enzymes are produced in the mouth, stomach, pancreas and small intestine and are responsible for breaking down food into components that can be absorbed, transported, metabolized and eliminated effectively. The enzymes in wellzymes work synergistically ensuring that all aspects of the digestive process proceed efficiently.

Lactase

Lactase breaks down disaccharide lactose (milk sugar) into glucose. Lactose malabsorption (intolerance) is characterized by a lactase deficiency. Bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and other symptoms can be seen in about 50% of all lactose malabsorbers. Some studies have shown that women who do not digest lactose efficiently are more likely to show signs of PMS and mental depression. Researchers suggest that high lactose concentrations in the intestine (not digested and properly absorbed) may interfere with L-tryptophan metabolism and serotonin availability.

Lipase and Protease

High lipase-containing supplements have been shown to alleviate symptoms of steatorrhea (fatty stools due to pancreatic insufficiency) and high protease-containing supplements have been shown to benefit individuals with chronic pain associated with pancreatic insufficiency.

  • Acid Indigestion and heartburn
  • Chronic Stress
  • Food Intolerances/Malabsorption
  • Slow digestion
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Constipation

Of course, no amount of supplementation will substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, but taking a digestive enzyme will help to ensure that the care that you take to choose foods that will improve your health will benefit you to the fullest extent!

 

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