HOW DIGESTIVE ENZYMES WORK
Digestive enzymes are naturally produced in the body that function by converting proteins, sugars, fibers, and fats into essential nutrients such as amino acids, carbohydrates, and fatty acids, respectively.
In combination, these enzymes provide the complete digestion of all the foods we eat. Without enzymes, the food we eat would sit in our colon and rot—causing bloating, gas, fatigue, and other GI discomforts. We now know that digestive enzymes are critical because they contribute to our cellular and physical health. Without them, we would not be able to process the foods we eat, therefore, not be able to survive.
Recent studies have indicated the link between immune, mental, emotional, and physical health with digestive health. With digestive health being the root of our health issues, it’s important to maintain an excellent digestive system. It is important to know that enzyme production is different for every individual. Some people produce just enough enzymes needed to digest their food but most people produce less—much less.
Studies strongly suggest that enzyme production dramatically decreases with age.
What is the solution to this problem?
Researchers have indicated the power of digestive enzymes such as those manufactured by Dynamic Enzymes. If we lack sufficient enzyme production, it is important to replenish our natural supply. We have several types of digestive enzymes that are manufactured by different organs in the digestive tract to promote nutrient absorption, immune % GI health:
1) The Mouth
Digestion begins in the mouth. As we chew our food, salivary glands release salivary amylases to begin the breakdown of starches.
2) The Stomach
Once food is swallowed, it travels past the esophagus to the stomach. The stomach releases gastric juices containing proteases to breakdown proteins and fats.
3) The Small Intestine
Before reaching the small intestine, bile emulsifies fats before they are broken down by lipases released by the pancreas. In the small intestine, nutrients and useful resources are absorbed and used by the entire body.
4) The Large Instestine
After nutrients from our food are absorbed as much as our individual bodies are capable of, water and minerals are absorbed by the large intestine (colon). The remaining waste is then naturally expelled through the rectum.