How Do You Know if You Are Lacking Enzymes? Heartburn, gas, constipation, bloating, allergies, ulcers, lack of energy and reduced immunity may occur when there are not enough enzymes present to do the job of digesting your food properly. As we age, our digestive tract loses the ability to tolerate the effects of excess calories, especially from fried, fast foods. Even when eating healthy, many people encounter some form of gastrointestinal upset that digestive enzymes can help alleviate. If you find yourself frequently reaching for remedies such as Tums, Alka-Seltzer or Pepto-Bismol to relieve chronic digestive problems, you could have a bigger problem than you realize. Those over-the-counter meds might temporarily ease your symptoms, but they do nothing to target the potential underlying causes of the problem and they don’t improve the body’s ability to digest food. If digestion is incomplete, the body cannot extract all the nutrients in our food. Aside from causing bloating and gas, this can lead to inadequate absorption of critical nutrients and even malnutrition among older adults. Two of the main underlying causes of poor digestion are the age-related decline of digestive enzymes and probiotic imbalances. It is essential to maintain a healthy balance to optimize digestion and get the most nutrition out of your meals. Digestive enzymes and probiotics can do what no commercial drug can: address the underlying causes of gastrointestinal distress and poor nutrient absorption. In doing so, you can not only help prevent abdominal discomfort, but also ensure that you’re getting the nutrients necessary for optimal health.
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