Beat Your Stomach Woes With This One Thing

If you’ve been experiencing gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort or unpleasant symptoms after eating, digestive enzymes may be the solution. Here’s more info. 

Digestive Enzymes Definition

Digestive enzymes are the substances in our digestive system that break down whole food into its nutrient pieces. Most digestive enzymes are produced in the pancreas, mouth, stomach and small intestine. There are several varieties of enzymes in your digestive system, each equipped to handle different types of nutrients. The four basic types of digestive enzymes are:

  • amylases, which break down starches into sugar and complex sugars into simple sugars
  • lipases, which split fats into fatty acids, glycerol and cholesterol
  • nucleases, which break down nucleic acids into nucleotides
  • proteases and peptidases, which split peptides into smaller peptides and proteins into amino acids

Do You Have a Digestive Enzyme Deficiency?

If you’ve noticed these digestive symptoms, you may have a problem with your enzymes:

  • The feeling of food sitting in your stomach for a long period of time after eating
  • Excessive gas and bloating
  • Feeling full after only a few bites of food
  • Undigested food in stools
  • Stools that float in the toilet bowl rather than sink
  • Oily substance in stools

Digestive enzyme deficiency can be caused by several factors, so it’s very important to see your doctor when you have unexplained symptoms. Brush border dysfunction, which becomes Celiac disease in its most severe form, is one common cause. Pancreas disorders such as pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency, cystic fibrosis or pancreatic cancer could be to blame. Digestive enzyme deficiency is often linked to other digestion disorders such as Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome.

How to Combat Digestive Enzyme Deficiency

Fortunately, for many to most people, digestive complaints are not signs of the most serious diseases. For them, digestive enzyme supplements can help to rebalance their digestive system. Some supplements contain one specific enzyme to address a particular digestion problem, while multi-enzyme supplements cover a range of issues.

When choosing a digestive enzyme supplement, be sure to choose a product that lists its ingredients and potency, and then choose the right strength for your needs. Also look for a supplement with enteric coating, which prevents the enzymes from being digested too early. It’s also important to choose a quality product. Too often, digestive enzyme supplements have too low of potency or are otherwise ineffective.

More about Digestive Enzyme Benefits

Dr. Josh Axe shares multiple reasons in his writings about why people should take these enzymes. They include taking stress off the GI tract, making it easier to heal leaky gut. They help the body to break down proteins that are difficult to digest, along with sugars. These enzymes can greatly improve IBS symptoms, acid reflux and more, along with making it easier for your body to absorb nutrition, overall.

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