The Power Of Digestive Enzymes
When you eat food, an important step in the breakdown and digestion of your meal is the release of your digestive enzymes in your small intestine. Enzymes help to breakdown chemical bonds in the food and make food particles smaller so you can digest and utilise them. This enzymatic breakdown also minimises negative reactions to food such as bloating or gas.
If you have low production of these enzymes, or if you eat foods that are difficult to digest, sometimes the enzymes cant keep up, and symptoms can start to occur.
Chewing food more thoroughly, not over eating and avoiding trigger foods can help lower the burden but sometimes you need some more help.
Digestive Enzymes can be taken as a dietary supplement and are very safe to use. They are mostly derived from vegetarian origin and include enzymes such as lipase (Breaks down fat) Amylase (Starch) & Protease (Protein). There are many scientific studies that confirm the benefits of using digestive enzymes for some of the common digestive issues such as bloating or general digestive discomfort like poor bowel habits.
These enzymes are best taken just before food, and the dose is usually one to three capsules depending on the size of the meal.
So before you consider food intolerance perhaps assess if you have the raw material required to break down your food? We stock what we feel if one of the best available enzymes “Similase” digestive enzymes
Similase – A highly concentrated enzyme digestive formula from plant source that is stable & active from the acid environment of the stomach to the alkaline environment of the small intestine. This formula is well tolerated in sensitive conditions and provides balanced support for the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.