3 Things You Must Know About Digestive Enzymes
Let’s look at 3 important things you should know about digestive enzymes:
Digestive enzymes serve as catalysts for your metabolism and can increase your body’s rate of burn. They not only break down the food you eat but also help eliminate excess fat. A deficiency in digestive enzymes can cause the body to become unbalanced and slow your metabolism. Here’s how:
- If we don’t have enough digestive enzymes, we can’t break down our food which means even though we’re eating healthy, we aren’t accessing the nutrients.
- Long-term consumption of processed or poor food quality can cause your body to reduce its production of enzymes which slows the metabolism.
- If you have blood sugar, insulin, or leptin imbalances or symptoms such as inflammation, acid reflux, gas, bloating, or constipation, this may be a sign that your body needs repair with digestive enzymes.
The Role of Digestive Enzymes
While we all know how important food is to sustaining health, it’s really what’s in the food that the body needs – nutrients. To get those nutrients we consume proteins, carbohydrates, and fats—that the body has to break down. This process of breaking down the food begins as soon as the food we’ve eaten reaches the mucosal lining of our digestive tract. Once the food is detected, it triggers the mucosal lining to excrete digestive enzymes that are essential for digestion and fat metabolism. Your mucosal lining then absorbs these nutrients and releases them into your bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, they can begin to work their magic on the metabolism.
This whole process of the body performing optimally and extracting the nutrients it needs from food relies heavily on whether your body is producing a sufficient amount of digestive enzymes.
So even if you’ve started the Fast Metabolism Diet or one of the plans in The Burn and you’re eating incredibly healthy meals, if there is a digestive enzyme imbalance you will not be able to access all of the wealth your healthy meals contain. I’ve seen this issue show up in my clinic throughout my 20 years of practice. It’s very common for clients who have been chronic dieters or who have been subject to poor quality food in the past to have difficulty in losing weight due to an enzyme deficiency.The Solution to Restore Balance.
To set the body back on the road to repair I suggest that my clients take a digestive enzyme supplement. Digestive enzyme supplements help restore balance and help those inactive enzymes become active again. Even if you suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension, a digestive enzyme supplement can assist the body in taking the food you consume and converting it into what it needs for true metabolic repair.
When shopping for enzymes with a goal to restore and enhance your body’s digestive reserves, choose one that contains:
- Pancreatin 8x or stronger
My Metabolism Enzyme Balance contains these ingredients and is a comprehensive blend designed to restore balance and assist the body with extracting the micronutrients it needs from food, healing and speeding up the metabolism, and improving nutrient absorption. I was diligent in sourcing enzymes that not only help create an immediate balance in the body for proper metabolic digestion but also nurtures the tissues, glands and organs function to encourage the rehabilitation and healing of your enzymatic process.
To create balance again, take Metabolism Enzyme Balance for a minimum of 28 days for true repair and to ignite the metabolism.
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