Today, we’re revisiting the topic of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are important for breaking down proteins, fats, dairy, and fiber. Without them, our bodies can’t absorb the nutrients we need for optimal health, and this can lead to digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or heartburn. These issues can increase inflammation, which can have a negative effect on our health.
Enzymes must make contact with food to break it down, so it’s important to take them within a few minutes of eating. As we age, our bodies produce fewer enzymes, which can lead to sugar cravings. To address this, protease enzyme supplementation may be useful in reducing the symptoms associated with gluten and casein intolerances.
Perimenopause can start as early as your 30’s and can last a decade, though often less. During this period, women experience digestive problems mainly due to hormonal changes in the body, such as increased cortisol. To help counter this, we recommend taking Rhodiola rosea to help reduce cortisol levels.
In addition to digestive enzymes and probiotics, other gut boosters include ginger, bone broth, collagen peptides, and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). Ginger can help speed up GI emptying, while bone broth is rich in collagen, which is packed with amino acids that support and heal digestive systems. ACV can trigger the production of hydrochloric acid, which will help with the digestive process. To take it a step further, oil of oregano and berberine are great for fighting bacterial infections or viruses.
We have supplements available to help with digestive health, such as Double D’s (our vitamin D supplement) and Gutsy (our probiotic). Check out our shop for more information!
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