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What Are Digestive Enzymes & Do You Need Them?

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The very last thing you want to be doing is taking a bunch of supplements every day without knowing what’s actually helping you or if it’s helping you at all. Knowing how your digestive system actually works (or currently isn’t working) and how each supplement can help to keep it functioning optimally, is the key to feeling better both physically and mentally. By educating yourself on how your body functions, you can take control of your health and start to feel more empowered about finally overcoming your symptoms. A lot of people have been asking about our Digestive Aid recently (which contains digestive enzymes) so in this post, we’re going to run through exactly what it is and whether it may be something that can benefit you!

Everyone needs digestive enzymes. These are made by your body to help you break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates from the foods you eat so that you absorb all the nutrients you need to support your health. Without sufficient digestive enzymes, these nutrients go to waste and you end up malnourished and suffering from the consequences of this, in addition to dealing with symptoms such as constant bloating, flatulence, cramping, and diarrhea or constipation. When you’re not properly absorbing nutrients due to a digestive enzyme deficiency, this is also known as “exocrine pancreatic insufficiency” (EPI) and the solution is to supplement your diet with extra digestive enzymes before meals. Which is where the Digestive Aid comes in.

How The Digestive Aid Works

These additional digestive enzymes support the naturally occurring digestive enzymes produced by your body to help with digestion and make sure that the nutrients that enter your body are properly absorbed and enter your bloodstream. This helps to resolve the symptoms I mentioned above and prevent any further escalations of those symptoms from happening. The Digestive Aid is taken just before you eat so that it can get to work right when your food reaches your stomach.

The Digestive Aid we’ve developed contains the 3 essential digestive enzymes you need a sufficient supply of, which are: Amylase, Lipase, and Protease. These are responsible for breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The dosage you’ll need to be on is very much dependent on your personal lifestyle and body makeup, but we always advise starting on the regular dose of 2 daily and then add more if needed. So, for example, if you have a few large meals a day you may want to take the digestive aid with every meal instead of your “main” meal. Or, if you’re a slow eater, you may want to divide it up and take 1 before your meal and one halfway through. The key thing is to monitor how it’s working for you and adjust accordingly.

Does Changing Your Diet Help?

There are lots of foods that contain digestive enzymes and increasing your intake of these can definitely help. Usually, if you’re at the point where you’re experiencing discomfort, this dietary change won’t be enough to resolve it, but it will help to improve your health for the better going forward and later when you stop taking the supplements.

Foods that contain higher amounts of digestive enzymes include:

  • Avocado (a good excuse for some avocado on toast!)
  • Kefir
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Honey
  • Ginger
  • Kimchi

It Is Vital To Tackle Your Digestive Issues As A Whole

A lot of digestive issues can co-exist and it’s important to make sure that you’re dealing with the problem from every angle. For this reason, many of our clients are on a bespoke treatment plan that accommodates and addresses all of their digestive issues. For example, many people with low stomach acid who experience acid reflux will also have issues with sluggish digestion, so we often need to determine whether the low stomach acid is causing the sluggish digestion or whether the client is also deficient in digestive enzymes. This is something we can discuss in a 1:1 consultation and you can contact us via direct messenger on our Facebook page to arrange this at any time.

Get Started Now With The Digestive Aid

The Terra Health Essentials Digestive Aid contains a carefully formulated blend of key enzymes for optimal digestion. This highly targeted complex works fast to reduce the discomfort of gas and bloating that can occur after eating. By supplementing with digestive enzymes you will get rapid relief from the discomfort of an ill-functioning digestive system.

 

We are offering our blog readers a special 30% discount which you can avail of by using the code: digest30 when ordering your Digestive Aid.