With all the different methods of growing and cooking food, food intolerances are on the rise. Nowadays almost everyone seems to be intolerant to something. When you go out for dinner with friends, it is not uncommon to hear that someone is staying away from dairy, gluten, eggs, or beans.
When someone is intolerant to a certain food a number of negative side effects can occur. The most common include digestive distress such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea. These types of occurrences can drastically affect a persons quality of life.
While it is ideal to stay away from foods that you are intolerant to, it is not always possible. This is where digestive enzymes come in to assist your body to break down and digest the foods that you may need help with. It must be noted that not all digestive enzyme products are created equal and when you are using something to help you break down your food - quality is important.
One of our favorite digestive enzyme brands is Enzymedica
! This brand is from Florida and their focus is to bring the highest quality enzymes to you! All of their products are made from only the highest quality enzymes and contain absolutely no fillers to ensure purity. Each product is specifically formulated to provide targeted support for common digestive discomforts, food intolerances, cardiovascular health, proper immune function or healthy inflammatory responses.
These are a few of our favorite formulations:
Lacto is formulated for those that have difficulty digesting foods that contain lactose and dairy protein. Lacto contains the highest amount of lactase along with eight additional enzymes.*: It is estimated that between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a lack of an enzyme called lactase.
Digest Spectrum is a unique
combination of high-potency enzymes that provides specialized digestive support for individuals who experience intolerance to foods containing gluten, dairy, phenols, vegetables, and beans.
Occasional heartburn and acid discomfort after a meal are often symptoms of impaired digestion as a result of factors including lifestyle and diet. Acid Soothe contains enzymes, papaya leaf, and other botanicals to support optimal digestion and ease symptoms associated with occasional gastrointestinal (GI) distress. Zinc Carnosine is included to help strengthen the mucosal lining of the stomach, acting as a buffer to gastric acid.
If you suffer from digestive distress, you will benefit from taking digestive enzymes. Give us a call or come by our store to learn more!