Scientific research is finally catching up to what many of us have known intuitively our whole lives: the importance of listening to our gut. Studies continue to indicate that gut health—or digestive health—is tied to our overall well-being, with links between proper digestion and our immune systems, and mental and emotional health.
Our overall health depends on our digestive health, and our digestive health depends on digestive enzymes.
Digestive enzymes are naturally produced by specialized cells in the salivary glands, stomach and pancreas. Those enzymes, along with the enzymes in live foods we eat, facilitate the breakdown or digestion of food. Digestion is how the body absorbs nutrients and produces the energy we need to get through every day.
When we eat a meal, our bodies ramp up production of digestive enzymes, a process that requires a great deal of energy and puts stress on the pancreas. Sometimes the body’s production of digestive enzymes can’t keep up with our needs, for reasons that include:
Age, lifestyle choices or stress
Consumption of complex sugars found in legumes, cruciferous vegetables and cereal grains that aren’t digestible
Eating more protein than the body can digest
Intolerances to lactose, casein, or gluten
Taking a digestive enzyme formula like those produced by Dynamic Enzymes can support normal digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall health. Digestive enzyme supplements support the work the body is already naturally doing and can fill in gaps when our bodies can’t keep up.