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What Are Digestive Enzymes? Exploring How They Work & Their Benefits

How many of us think about how our food gets digested? As we finish chewing and swallowing, our bodies are already working hard to break down what we eat into nutrients the gut can absorb. Then our cells will use those nutrients for energy, and tissue and organ repair. 

Digestion begins in the mouth but takes place mainly in the stomach and the small intestine. That’s where digestive juices are mixed with enzymes that are produced in the pancreas and other organs. Digestive enzymes are proteins that catalyze the breakdown of food into nutrients.

While your body makes digestive enzymes naturally, the term “digestive enzymes” may also refer to dietary supplements or medications. These are encapsulated enzymes to replace or replenish low enzyme levels.

Sometimes your body struggles to digest food because it cannot produce enough digestive enzymes.

Consider introducing a digestive enzyme supplement if you struggle with the following:

  • Poor digestion
  • Post-meal stomach heaviness
  • Tiredness and brain fog after meals
  • Floating stool
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances
  • Under a lot of stress
  • Eat your meals distracted or in a hurry
  • Regularly perform intense physical activity
  • Plus so much more….

As we age, our bodies become less efficient at producing digestive enzymes and absorbing the nutrients from our food.

I have been using digestive enzymes for awhile now, especially with protein heavy meals to ensure I am able to use all the amino acids to keep my lean muscle mass. I have already seen a benefit to using them.

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Give it a try and tell me what you think?

Here’s to your Health!

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