Some say, “Happy wife, happy life,” but we believe that a happy gut means a happy life. In fact, 80 percent of your immune system health comes from your gut—plus a lot of other factors that determine how good you feel.
We’ve put together this handy guide to digestion with three suggestions to live the blissful life with enzymes, good amounts of probiotics, and lots of fiber. If you’re like us and it’s been a while since you have taken biology, this post is also your guide to technical terms and bonus tips to assist in your quest for excellent digestive health.
Enzymes + Your Digestion
Refresher: Enzymes are quick chemical reactors that work inside your cells to promote growth. Essentially, a cell can’t function without them, and since there are around 37 trillion cells in our body, enzymes are pretty important.
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These multienzyme complex caplets are made to combat the ill effects of a modern diet by supporting and balancing digestive health. If taken one hour before your largest meal, Essentialzyme™ will stimulate and support overall enzyme activity with its blend of Tarragon, Peppermint, Anise, Fennel, and Clove essential oils.
With four capsules a day, Essentialzymes-4™ is the optimal product for digesting fats, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates. The science in the dual capsules allows for the animal- and plant-based enzymes to release at separate times for highest absorption. These capsules are going to be your absolute best friend when overeating season hits in the fall and winter months. Third piece of pie, anyone?
Fun fact: Did you know that the digestive system is sometimes referred to by wellness experts as our body’s second brain? This brings a whole new light to being mindful of what you are eating.
Probiotics + Your Digestion
Refresher: Probiotics are microorganisms (such as healthy bacteria in yogurt) that provide health benefits when consumed properly. Having probiotics in your gut helps you make the most of nutrients from your food, so when you eat a salad for lunch, you’re absorbing the most benefits from the spinach, carrots, and tomatoes.
Containing over 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains, Life 9™ is a probiotic supplement that supports digestive health and gut and intestinal functions, leading to a healthier immune system. With a special bottle and cap to ensure freshness, these capsules also contain special delayed-release technology so the ingredients release in the small intestine.
Fun fact: Most of your energy after meals is used for digestion. With a healthier gut, you will maintain higher levels of energy to make it through that post-lunch I-still-have-four-hours-of-work-left slump.
Fiber + Your Digestion
Refresher: Fiber aids in…well…keeping things moving along. This is why you race to the store to buy pears and whole-grain cereal when digestion seems sluggish. However, there is a way to get ahead of these kinds of digestive problems by enhancing your colon’s ability to function naturally.
These capsules use both essential oils and natural herbs to eliminate residue in the colon and optimize its proper activity. Since ComforTone® supports normal wave-like contractions that move food through the intestines, it can help keep your colon in tip-top shape by maintaining your entire intestinal system.
Fun fact: Another easy trick that is going to help movement in your digestive system and intestinal tract is to drink lots of water. Drink at least 64 ounces of water throughout the day for best results.
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