Digestive Enzymes: Turning Food into Micronutrients for Repair

Could a deficiency in digestive enzymes be what’s slowing your metabolism down?

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. If you have blood sugar, insulin, leptin imbalances or symptoms such as inflammation, acid reflux, gas, constipation and bloating, these may be signs that your digestive enzymes are in need of repair. But what actually causes digestive enzymes to become unbalanced? To understand, let’s first look at what happens in the body each time you eat food.

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 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.

One of the key causes of a deficiency in digestive enzymes is the long-term consumption of processed or poor quality foods. We’re all familiar with the saying, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” With digestive enzymes, if the body continues to receive foods that are devoid of micronutrients, it will respond by reducing its own production of enzymes and slow down your metabolism.

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.

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.

SUPPLEMENT SUPPORT: My Metabolism Enzyme Balance 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 own enzymatic process. Take Metabolism Enzyme Balance for a minimum of 28 days for true repair and to ignite the metabolism.

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