Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes for Improved Energy and Metabolism
Achieving better health begins with your digestive system. The foods you eat affect the way your mind and body perform, and if not digested properly, essential vitamins and minerals can’t be used efficiently. Maintaining a balanced diet and keeping stress levels under control are important factors in improving energy and metabolism.
In the modern diet, the foods that are more convenient to prepare and store often contain refined sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors. Refined sugars, in particular, can cause a series of health problems related to poor digestion and yeast overgrowth. The natural bacteria in the body becomes unbalanced when excess sugar is consumed because yeast feeds on sugar. When yeast overgrowth occurs, symptoms such as migraines, bloating, fatigue, and anxiety.
In addition to the lack of nutritionally balanced and pure foods, chronic stress is also a key factor in poor digestion. When the body is under stress, it enters “fight or flight” mode, and cortisol levels rise. As a result, the body often responds by conserving only the most crucial parts of food to be stored for emergency energy use, rather than fully digesting, absorbing, and dispersing other important macronutrients. Inflammation and food sensitivities are also more likely to occur when the body is under stress, which further discourage proper digestion of food.
To help the body digest macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, and fats more efficiently, a combination of digestive enzymes and probiotics can help balance intestinal flora and promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. The healthy bacteria help to counteract yeast overgrowth, and allow foods to be digested more thoroughly and efficiently.
One of the most effective combinations of digestive enzymes and probiotics on the market is Enzymedica’s Digest Gold + Probiotics. This unique formula contains probiotics and unique strains of enzymes that work faster and more efficiently than other enzyme blends. Traditional digestive enzymes typically work only in one area of the digestive tract, such as the stomach or small intestine. However, Enzymedica’s patented blend of enzymes (Thera-blend) are specially formulated to activate at varying pH levels, therefore addressing the full range of the digestion process.