Have you had to suffer through unpleasant consequences due to something you ate?
Let’s see if we can help!
It has become increasingly apparent your gut affects every aspect of your health.
Your weight, mood, energy levels, hormones, blood sugar, allergies & immunity are all controlled by how your food is digested.
The main problem occurs when food doesn’t get properly broken down after it has been eaten.
This sets the tone for how the rest of your body reacts to the food you eat.
Our goal is to help you improve the way your body handles food.
To “digest” something is to literally break it down into smaller components.
It’s only after food is broken down that it can be used by our bodies.
Energy, vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients aren’t readily available from food until they’ve been released from the chemical bonds where they’re trapped.
That’s the only way all your body cells will work properly.
And the only way this can happen is through enzymes.
Most digestive disorders start when food doesn’t properly get broken down.
Food is meant to be absorbed as protein, carbohydrates, and fats.
When this process doesn’t complete itself, half-digested parts of your meal look like aliens to your body’s immune system.
Your body begins to think something is wrong, and unpleasant consequences typically ensue.
This is the basic mechanism behind the most common digestive disorders people suffer from every day.
For example, Gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, or IBS can result when certain types of food aren’t properly broken down by enzymes.
Making sure your body has adequate amounts of enzymes is a safe and easy way to help prevent the incomplete break down of foods and the unintended consequences that follow.
Where Do Enzymes Come From?
Your body makes the majority of its own enzymes, but not everyone produces enough of them to thoroughly digest their food. Age is a major culprit. Medications, stress, and environmental pollutants easily alter how your body makes them.
Diet is another common source of enzymes
Unfortunately, food laws do not require the labeling or tracking of enzyme content, so food producers have no incentive to make sure food enzymes stay undamaged.
This makes it nearly impossible to determine if you’re supplying your body with the proper amounts of enzymes necessary to thrive.
Reduced enzyme levels in your body are usually self-reinforcing. Poorly digested food invites inflammation and an immune response, which further alters the conditions of your stomach.
If you’re elderly, on medication, suffering from digestion problems, or have difficulty balancing a healthy diet with a busy life, then an enzyme supplement can make sense.
So, if you’re ready to improve your health through enzymes, what do you need to know?
To start, all digestive enzymes have their own specialty.
Amylase breaks down starches, like potatoes and pasta.
Protease breaks down proteins. Proteases are especially important for digestion because the bonds found in protein are the hardest to break.
Lactase breaks down lactose, the sugar that gives milk its sweetness. Most humans produce less lactase as they age, which increases the body’s sensitivity to dairy products.
Cellulase breaks down those stringy, tough-to-chew foods & plant fibers.
Alpha-galactosidase: Breaks down carbohydrates bound to proteins and fats. Foods, such as beans and cruciferous vegetables, are usually difficult to digest. They typically cause bloating and gas. Adequate alpha-galactosidase can reduce these uncomfortable symptoms.
So, What Should You Do?
It’s quite simple. If you know that your food supply, your age, your stresses and medications are providing you with less viable digestive enzymes, then supplementation makes sense.
What is the best way to take the enzymes you need?
Properly manufactured and packaged enzymes in powder format (to be mixed with waters or teas), provides the fastest form of availability (compared to pills, capsules, gummy chews or soft-gels).
In this video, we have shared the importance of enzymes and how they work.
You have 37-trillion cells in your body. And NONE of them can do their jobs without the help of digestive enzymes.
Now you have more than a few reasons to start somewhere.
While enzymes play a critical role within your body, they can never be the exclusive solution for improved gut health. Your body needs more help to counteract stress, indigestion, sour stomach, gas and bloating, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.
By the way, the enzyme blend in our Gusto to Go beverage enhancer formula meets all the critical standards discussed in this video.
We hope you find this encouraging and helpful.