As we reach the end of summer, it is time to get back to healthy living. In today’s society, it is becoming more and more difficult for our bodies to process food that is deficient in a variety of essential nutrients. Moreover, as we age, the pancreas produces fewer digestive enzymes. This adds to the work of our already overburdened digestive systems.
Enzymes are often referred to as the “life force”, as they are responsible for regulating digestion, immune system function, cardiovascular function, and all other metabolic processes within the body. Because different foods need different enzymes to be broken down (proteases for protein, lipase for fat, etc.), you should choose a supplement that provides a wide variety of pure enzymes.
Millions of people suffer from digestive problems worldwide. Symptoms of improperly digested food include bloating, lactose intolerance, stomach discomfort, gas, heartburn, acid reflux, allergies or skin problems. Supplementation may help support digestive function and help in maintaining optimal health. Natural supplements should be used regularly to help detoxify your body and keep it performing optimally. Antioxidants, particularly Vitamins A, C, and E, bioflavonoids and proanthocyanidins will help to protect the body from the free radicals that cause cellular damage by supporting the body and preventing further damage. The most natural vitamin supplements are extracted from whole foods with all parts intact, thereby increasing their protective and preventative effects.