If You Eat a Healthy Diet, But Feel Sluggish Most of the Time, Here's Why...
Ever gone away from a meal feeling bloated, heavy, light-headed and sluggish? And have you woken up the next day not feeling much better? You might write it off as 'indigestion' but what does that really mean? It means you haven't digested the meal properly.
Indigestion or heartburn would be fine every now and then and you may even expect it if it's food you know doesn't agree with you. This is often due to your digestive juices lacking the right enzymes to absorb particular components of a meal, or a lack of stomach acid to break down the food.
When it becomes an ongoing problem, which is more common in the elderly, people who've had a stomach bug, highly stressed individuals and those who have been taking anti-reflux medications long term, life is a misery. Not only are there the indigestion symptoms but greater susceptibility to gastrointestinal infection, ulcers, polyps and cancers. What's worse...
No Matter How Good Your Diet, You are Just Not Absorbing the Nutrients From Food and are Likely to Suffer Nutritional Deficiencies
Like keys that fit locks, for each food component we secrete specialised enzymes that break down that component for absorption in the intestines and into the bloodstream and cells. Each enzyme is released at particular sites of the digestive tract, starting with saliva in the mouth. For instance, betaine hydrochloride and pepsinogen initiate the process of fat and protein digestion in the stomach, the enzyme lactase breaks down the milk sugar lactose, protease breaks down protein, amylase and cellulase break down other carbohydrates, and lipase released from the pancreas into the duodenum breaks down fat.
However, not all of us keep secreting the dozens of enzymes needed for all the different food components we eat day to day. Sometimes the reason is genetic, e.g. most Asian and African people lack lactase, making it the most common enzyme deficiency, with some four billion people intolerant to milk after weaning. Other causes are disease, injury or those listed above, such as ageing, gastritis infection or use of reflux medicines such as antacids.
Fortunately, digestive enzymes have been used to treat a number of medical conditions of extreme enzyme impairment for some time, and there is an expanding role for them in natural medicine. Some plant protease enzymes, such as bromelain and papain (from pineapples and paw-paws, respectively), are being used for arthritis and immune conditions.
Vita Enzymes Plus contains all of the enzymes mentioned above, providing you with a complete suite of the most commonly needed digestive factors. With a dose of Vita Enzymes Plus with every meal, your digestion should become easier and assimilation of essential nutrients proceed as it is meant to.