by Leyla El Moudden
By age 30 - natural digestive enzyme production begins to decline.
Frequently, despite an excellent diet, some people still suffer from a nutrient deficiency causing wind, bloating, fatigue, constipation or diarrhoea. Often they will rush out to buy vitamins – but that might be the wrong thing to do. It may be that they may just need a little enzyme support.
Nutrients are released by enzymes
When we eat food, say broccoli for example – enzymes break it down and release the nutrients inside. If this doesn’t happen and broccoli bloats rather than nourishes you, something isn’t working. In this case, you can be pretty certain that by having the correct enzymes, you will significantly reduce the negative effects and radically enhance the benefits. So, vitamins are not the answer here – enzymes are. Hello energy, goodbye bloat!
Nutrients are absorbed in the gut – but need enzymes to do it
Do some foods cause your abdomen to expand or bloat? Properly broken-down food will NOT generate swelling in the abdomen. If you feel tired, sleepy, groggy or not quite right after eating – your nutrient absorption is also likely to be affected. This is because an unhappy gut is not so good at absorbing nutrition. This may be due to missing enzymes.
Bloating indicates a need for enzymes
Bloating occurs when enzymes have not broken down food properly, leaving the task of digestion to gut bacteria (which don’t have the right tools to do it). As bacteria attempt to break down food – they generate gas, which causes swelling, or bloating. One solution would be, to supplement with an enzyme blend to eliminate the bloat, which would also nourish your gut bacteria, delivering more nutrition to your body.
Should you be worried about your enzyme levels?
Its natural to worry when you need digestive health support but fear not. Natural digestive enzyme production begins to decline around the age of 30 and is heavily affected by lifestyle, diet and stress levels. Many modern foods, particularly processed or imported foods are completely alien to our digestive system and we simply don’t have the enzymes to handle them. It doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Supplementing with appropriate natural enzymes may be the answer.
So you can see - enzymes are directly linked to nutrition – and the good news is – if you are deficient in any enzymes – they are available in supplement form from Enzymedica – the enzyme experts.