Do you suffer from the following?
Sore or upset stomach
Reflux or heartburn
Digestive Enzymes and IBS Type Symptoms
If you are suffering from one or more of the above digestive complaints, it is possible that you are lacking vital enzymes.
Digestive enzymes play a pivotal role in how the food we eat is broken down, digested, absorbed and used. These special little fellows occupy our digestion from our mouth (tongue) right through to our large intestine.
They are also present within our blood, assisting in anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic reactions, but that is a topic for another time.
Many things are known to deplete the number of digestive enzymes we secrete including, insufficient/incorrect pH environment for their survival and activation, tissue trauma to a secreting organ such as the pancreas, chemicals and pesticides stripping them from our plant foods, medications, drinking around food times, excessive intake of saturated and hydrogenated fats, fluorinated water, microwaving foods, heavy metals, dental fillings and pasteurisation.
As you can see, what happens to our foods has a lot to do with the number of enzymes that are viable to our body.
There are certain foods that are naturally designed to possess larger qualities of enzymes, but sometimes, eating enough of these at each meal can be a difficult task.
Sometimes the use of digestive enzyme supplements can fill this dietary gap.
But which enzymes are best for you? When do you take them? There are so many on the market, which provide the most benefit to your symptoms? It is important to speak with a dietary specialist to help determine the best fit for dietary intake of enzymatic foods as well as supplementation.