Digestion works so hard for us – let’s learn ways to treat it well in return.
The digestive tract is a long tube that starts from the mouth and ends in the anus. Once food enters the stomach, it mixes with hydrochloric acid or stomach acids. The stomach also secretes digestive enzymes called pepsin (digests protein) and lipase (digests fat).
As we age, our pancreas will produce less and less digestive enzymes. You will actually find it is harder to digest dinner over breakfast as the pancreas produces less enzymes later in the day.
Also, our hectic lifestyle and the way we often consume food that is frequently overcooked, digestion can often be less than optimal.
Poor digestion can produce bloating and gas, cramping, diarrhea or constipation, and even lead to incomplete digestion of food proteins that have been linked to food allergies.
If you are experiencing any of the issues of poor digestion ensure that you are eating foods that have natural prebiotics in them.
Prebiotic foods include:
After adding these foods if you are still experiencing symptoms consider adding an Enzyme Support.
Digestzyme-V is a comprehensive blend of acid-resistant, plant based enzymes designed to help maximize the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. The supplement also contains Gentain root, a traditional bitter herb which is helpful for digestion.
Supporting your body to have complete digestion will prevent foods from fermenting in the gut. More complete digestion of carbohydrates removes a food source for bad organisms. Another benefit of enzymes is that more nutrition can be derived from food.
Ensuring our body is stimulated at the beginning of digestion helps the production of probiotics.
Probiotic power – Create a healthy gut!
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are very good for you, especially in terms of keeping the helpful gut bacteria in your digestive system.
The gut is referred to as the place where food is digested, metabolized, and absorbed to be delivered into the cells that provide the body with energy. This process of breaking down food creates bioactive compounds that either help support health or lead to inflammation, which increases the risk of disease.
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Because probiotics are live organisms, there are many challenges associated with manufacturing and distributing probiotic supplements. For a probiotic to be effective, it must be shelf stable through the expiration date and precisely delivered to the intestinal tract, where it can have maximum benefit.
Your digestion may need a boost to get to an ideal state of functioning. Ortho Biotic is a unique formula designed to deliver active organisms shown to promote healthy gut microflora, protect intestinal integrity and boost immune function. Included in this formula is Saccharomyces boulardii, an extensively researched microorganism shown to help restore microflora balance by enhancing commensal organism function. Each Ortho Biotic capsule provides seven probiotic strains chosen for their ability to withstand the harsh gastrointestinal (GI) environment and adhere to the intestinal tract to deliver superior results.
Providing your body with all the nutrients to have a healthy digestive system means we can live a more comfortable life. When your digestion is working at an optimal level you will have more energy and less chance of developing disease.