01 Jul Relief of Stomach Problems with Digestive Enzymes
Are you always reaching for an antacid of some kind after eating certain foods, or even on an everyday basis? Do you routinely take an acid blocker? Let’s take a look at what could be going on and discuss better ways to handle this problem.
Even though we never think about the process, the way the body processes food is quite complicated. We all know that acid is involved, but many do not know that the body produces specific enzymes that do the really hard work of digestion. What is an enzyme? It is a protein which the body secretes into the digestive tract to break down very specific molecular bonds in the food. Food as we consume it is made of very complicated molecules much too large to be absorbed out of the bowel. can’t be used by the body until it is broken down into its various components of fat, amino acids, and sugars.