What's so important about Digestive Enzymes


Aug 7, 2022

 by Diane Singleton
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Digestive Enzymes are so important for Muscle Growth, Fat Loss, Recovery & Health. Enzyme deficiency results in poor digestion and poor
nutrient absorption.

What affects your natural enzyme levels? 

In a perfect world, your body would produce all the digestive enzymes it needs. However, sometimes in reality, our digestive systems can use a little enzyme support. This can be for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Bad eating habits: as with any other compounds your body creates, it needs basic raw materials to work with.  A diet that’s low in the nutrients your body uses to produce enzymes will probably result in less of those enzymes being produced.

  • Stress: when your body creates its “fight-or-flight” stress response, several things happen on a biochemical level. Nutrients and blood get redirected from areas that aren’t immediately essential for survival – like your digestive system – to more relevant areas like your muscles, heart and brain. That means repeated, ongoing stress can also affect your ability to produce digestive enzymes

  • Aging: as you get older, your body will naturally create less of certain enzymes.

So if any of these situations are true for you, you might benefit in using digestive enzymes supplements. 

So, we could be eating a really healthy diet and still unable to absorb the nutrients we need. This creates a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including:
– Constipation
– Bloating
– Cramping
– Flatulence and belching
– Heartburn and acid reflux
To begin with, if the body is overburdened to supply enzymes to the saliva, gastric juice, pancreatic juice and intestinal juice, then it must curtail the production of enzymes for other purposes. If this occurs, then how can the body also make enough enzymes to run the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, muscles and other organs and tissues. This “stealing” of enzymes from other parts of the body to service the digestive tract sets up a competition for enzymes among the various organ systems and tissues of the body. So, it’s very important to eat a certain amount of raw and cooked foods in our diets and as you get older you should
consider taking digestive enzymes as well when you eat cooked food. There are three ways to naturally increase your enzyme levels:
1 Increase your intake of raw, living foods
2 Don’t heat your food at high temperatures.
   Dr Edward Howell found that heating food to 118 F for more than 15 minutes destroyed all of the enzymes that naturally occur in raw food.
3 Chew your food thoroughly.

Remember, if any of these situations are true for you, you might benefit in using digestive enzymes supplements. 

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