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How to Use Digestive Enzymes & Probiotics
for Good Health
 
 
A fully functional digestive system is the gateway to good health. From mouth to colon, the food you eat has to travel through nearly 30 feet of gastrointestinal tract and depending on the health of your gut this process can take up to 24 hours. So, it goes to reason that having a healthy digestive system equates to good health. The digestion of food is dependent on a wide range of enzymes; these enzymes are proteins produced by
the body that is on a mission to breakdown food molecules and liquids into their smaller “building block” components, so they can be readily and rapidly absorbed through the gut wall and into the bloodstream. Once absorbed, they are used for energy or to build and repair cells. Your body relies on different types of enzymes to help break down the various types of foods that travel through your G.I. tract (e.g. Protease, Amylase Lipase) and a deficiency in any of these enzymes can cause distress to the digestive tract, which leads to stress in your gut and the cycle of unwellness begins. Why Does Enzyme Production Decline? As you age, the organs responsible for producing digestive enzymes sustain gradual, cumulative damage, which impairs their ability to function correctly. The body is highly acidic causing destruction of the enzyme you are creating. Some diseases can target the organs responsible for producing digestive enzymes (celiac disease, pancreatic disorders). Poor diets consisting of processed foods that lack nutrients can also diminish digestive enzyme production. Stress (particularly pathological or harmful stress) can exacerbate the decline in enzyme production. Why Take an Enzyme? Indigestion and Heartburn, Bloating, Gas and Constipation, Nausea, Diarrhea, and Vomiting are all signs that you may want to consider a digestive enzyme.
 
 
Enzymes and Probiotics: Partners in Digestion
 
 
Digestive symptoms are signs that food is not being broken down properly, which can feed the “bad bacteria” in your gut. Also, undigested or poorly digested foods can gain control over inflammatory conditions, allergies and even eczema. When things go wrong during the process of digestion, it affects not only your gut but your immune, hormonal and nervous systems as well. When it comes to digestion, probiotics are your body’s little superheroes! Not only do beneficial bacteria work to crowd out harmful microorganisms that could be in your food, but they are critical players in the entire
digestion process. Enzymes can digest food and are effective at relieving common issues whereas probiotics are useful in supporting the overall health of the gastrointestinal tract, support your immune system and the health of other body systems. Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D., is an expert in the human microbiome, and a board-certified neurologist, who based his studies on the human gut and developed a line of Enzymes and Probiotics to support his research. Dr. Formulated Enzymes Organic Digest + is the only USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO delicious chewable vegan enzyme. This enzyme formula is a full-spectrum digestive enzyme formula that includes whole organic foods, contains 29 powdered Certified USDA Organic fruits and vegetables combined with a select blend of powerful digestive enzymes. His line of probiotics support not only digestion but your specific needs, such as Dr. Formulated Probiotics Colon Daily Care 40 Billion (daily care, occasional constipation). Dr. Formulated Probiotics Once Daily Women's 50 Billion(women’s specific needs, supports vaginal health) and Dr. Formulated Probiotics Once Daily Men's 50 Billion (men’s particular needs, colon health & occasional gas). Dr. Formulated Probiotics Prostate Daily Care 40 Billion (prostate & urinary tract) and Dr. Formulated Probiotics UT Daily Care 40 Billion (urinary tract support). As well as Dr. Formulated Probiotics Mood Daily Care 40 Billion (relaxation, stress, emotional well being) and Dr. Formulated Probiotics Organic Kid's Daily Care 5 Billion (overall gut health for kids). Healthy Digestion + Healthy Gut = Good Health.
 
 
Resources
 
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/probiotics/introduction.htm
https://www.health.harvard.edu/vitamins-and-supplements
/health-benefits-of-taking-probiotics
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923703/
 
 
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