Optimal digestion is challenging to achieve if the digestive function is compromised. It can result in a lack of essential nutrients absorbed from food. There are a number of conditions that may impact digestion, meaning food is not broken down properly, and nutrients are not absorbed. This is where Digestive Enzymes can aid the digestion process.
What Are Digestive Enzymes and Digestzymes?
Digestzymes combine digestive enzymes and betaine hydrochloride to maintain optimal digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The ingredients included in Digestzymes can alleviate the symptoms of digestive problems after eating, including gas and bloating, diarrhoea, occasional constipation and a feeling of fullness with smaller meals. As well as digesting the food, this blend also supports nutrient absorption.
What Are the Ingredients in Digestzymes?
Digestzymes contain a blend of digestive enzymes to aid the digestion process. Ingredients include:
- Betaine HCI – HCI, also known as gastric acid, is an essential part of digestion and nutrient absorption in the body. It modulates acidity levels, creating an appropriate alkaline environment for the optimal efficiency of pancreatic enzymes.
- Pancreatic Enzymes – Required for the proper digestion and absorption of food, enzymes produce lipases, proteases and amylases to break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
- Ox Bile Extract – Originating in the liver, bile is a complex aqueous secretion that contains key components for proper digestion and supporting fat emulsification.
- Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPP IV) – This enzyme has the potential to aid in the digestion of food-derived opioids peptides, including those found in casein, wheat, and soy.
What is the Recommended Dosage of Digestzymes?
The recommended starting dosage of Digestzymes is 2 capsules consumed in between a solid meal (eating half the meal and having 2 – 4 caps and then continuing with the rest of the meal), or follow directions from your healthcare practitioner.
Who Would Benefit from Digestzymes?
People who produce too little gastric acid would benefit from the Betaine HCI part of Digestzymes. Too little gastric acid can lead to heartburn, nausea and hair loss, amongst other symptoms. Digestzymes can alleviate or remove these issues by balancing the body’s gastric acid levels. There are also other symptoms and conditions that Betaine HCI can positively impact, including stress, ageing and certain diseases.
Individuals suffering from Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), a condition where the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes to digest food, would benefit from the pancreatic enzymes included in Digestzymes. This blend would positively affect conditions like diabetes, celiac disease, IBS and many more.
The liver, gallbladder and gut microbiome problems can affect the body’s natural bile balance. Conditions that could benefit from the ox bile extract included in Digestzymes include bile acid diarrhoea, liver issues and metabolic disorders. People lacking digestive enzymes may experience sensitivities and discomfort when eating particular foods, meaning they should reap the benefits of the Dipeptidyl peptidase IV included in Digestzymes.
Instagram Q&A: Should Digestzymes Be Taken All Year Round?
As part of our Instagram Q&A series (you can submit a question here), our founder, Roan Heming, gives his thoughts on whether digestive enzymes should be taken all year round.
You can view the video below:
If you can’t play the video for any reason, here is Roan’s answer:
“So, I would need further insight into why you started taking digestive enzymes to provide a fully accurate answer. I can completely understand, as this is one of the things I recommend to my clients off the bat; we are under so much more stress and strain than ever before, and, in turn, this lowers our stomach acid and makes it harder for us to break down food and absorb the nutrients that we need.
Digestive enzymes are anti-inflammatory. You will see improvements with bloating and gas, such as burping and passing of gas and even heartburn. It will support proteins, fats and carbs breakdown, helping with the absorption. And, remember, we are what we absorb. The two ingredients that I would want you to make sure that you’re having with the product are HL, having a minimum of two milligrams, and ox bile, which will help with the fat breakdown into smaller molecules and be absorbed in the lower intestine. Just remember, proper digestion is essential to our health. It can help with energy levels, skin, nails, mood, gut issues and, in turn, fat loss.”
What are the Best Foods to Eat for Digestive Health?
Many foods can be good for digestive health, and choosing items high in fibre and water is essential. Foods that are easy to digest, such as fruits and vegetables, are also beneficial. Avoiding processed foods and eating a balanced diet will help keep your digestive system healthy. Exercise and stress reduction can both also help improve digestion. If you have digestive problems, be sure to speak with your doctor or a registered dietitian to determine which foods work best for you.
How can you supplement with Digestzymes?
If you’re struggling to digest certain foods, supplementing with digestzymes may be helpful. These enzymes can be found in supplements, making them easy to incorporate into your diet. If you have any digestive issues, talk to your doctor or functional medicine practitioner about whether digestzymes might be right for you.
Digestzymes Supplementation at Human Performance Hub
Human Performance Hub provides only the best quality supplements on the market. Our Digestzymes help supports your body and a healthy digestive system by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Your cells are built from and are fueled by the nutrients you consume, and the classic phrase “you are what you eat” isn’t too far from the truth, but what is more accurate, “you become what you eat and absorb”.
For more information on our supplements or to find the right one, contact a member of the Human Performance Hub team.
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