Are you ready to bring your digestive concerns to a halt once and for all? Digestive disorders are a wide range of conditions that affect the human gastrointestinal tract and range from common concerns such as constipation, abdominal bloating and distention, diarrhea, acid reflex, gallstones, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and diverticulitis.
Why is it so important to get to the bottom of any digestive disturbances?
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” While this notion holds truth we are also what we digest and assimilate. Our health depends greatly on how well our digestive system functions so what this means is that if we are to gain the nutritional benefits from foods they must be properly digested, absorbed and eliminated. If our digestive system is compromised, foods will not be properly utilized; this cannot only lead to vitamin and mineral deficiency but also encourage disease.
What is usually the cause of a poorly functioning digestive system?
Much of this has to do with our current consumption of nutrient robbing foods. Since the 1950s, over 3,500 man-made chemicals along with pesticides, hormones and antibiotics have made their way into our food supply. While our eating habits influence digestive disturbances, the amount of digestive juices, as well as an impairment of the intestinal walls (so that the food is not properly absorbed through the lining of the gut) is also a contributing factor. There are many ways to heal the digestive system and remedy any concerns; this can be done so through supportive enzyme formulations from our enzyme experts, Enzymedica.
What’s the scoop on enzymes?
We cannot exist without enzymes as they are delicate life like substances found in all living cells of plants and animals. There are three enzyme sources to be made aware of:
Metabolic Enzymes: These catalyze and regulate every biochemical reaction that occurs inside the human body which become integral to our body’s cellular function and overall health.
Digestive Enzymes: These are secreted along the digestive tract to break down food into nutrients and waste. Most digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas but the liver, gallbladder, small intestine, stomach and colon also play pivotal roles in the production of these enzymes.
Our bodies naturally produce both digestive and metabolic enzymes but as previously mentioned, we often run into problems producing enzymes which have compromised our normal body processes.
Food Enzymes: These are enzymes introduced to the body through the raw foods we consume. Cooked and processed foods destroy these enzymes.
It is important to understand the differences between enzyme types as well as understand that while we should be getting enzymes through the body or from nature we are not always guaranteed to achieve the maximum potential of each. This is why supplementary enzymes bear significance and do play a vital role when it comes to fixing any digestive concerns. Here at Better Living we want to help our clients make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing the right enzyme product.
Not all enzyme blends are created equal and it is important to be aware of what is on the market. We highly recommend Enzymedica because all of their products are made from only the highest quality enzymes, contain absolutely no fillers to ensure purity and are 100% vegetarian. Furthermore each one of their products are specifically formulated to provide targeted support for common digestive discomforts, food intolerances, cardiovascular health, proper immune function and healthy inflammatory responses. By using cutting edge formulations, Enzymedica has introduced an exclusive process such as Thera-Blend technology. This is what separates Enzymedica from other competitors. The Thera-Blend process for blending multiple strains of enzymes are shown to be far more superior in potency over competing brands. This is because it works 3x stronger than competing brands as the enzyme breaks down 99% of tested food for optimal absorption. Other companies that have been tested appear to break down only 33% of tested food. It is also known to work 6x faster than competing products in that it provides speedy support for digestive discomfort.
There are many enzymes that we carry by Enzymedica where each have a specific purpose. Two popular Enzymedica digestive formulations which we have had great feedback with from our Toronto clientele are the Digest Spectrum and Digest Gold.
- Digest Spectrum offers complete support for people who experience multiple food intolerance and assists in the digestion of gluten, lactose, casein and phenol.
- Digest Gold is North America’s number 1 selling digestive enzyme and is known to be the most effective enzyme formulation on the market which encompasses enzymes for the digestion of protein, fat, carbohydrate and fibre.