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Why take digestive enzyme supplements?

Some of the hottest new supplements on the market are digestive enzymes.

Digestive enzymes supplements are good for everyone. Our pancreas produces them, so supplementing just takes the load off of the work that the pancreas would otherwise have to do. That frees the pancreas to focus on the development of metabolic enzymes that are critical to optimal body functioning.

Moreover, if you suffer from:

  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence/gas
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's disease

...then you may reap even more benefits from digestive enzymes.

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What do digestive enzymes do?

As the name implies, digestive enzymes help digest food...which sounds somewhat elementary, unless you suffer from painful abdominal cramping due to poor digestion.

What are some popular digestive enzyme supplements on the market?

The first digestive enzyme that became popularized was papain, which comes from the papaya fruit. In addition to helping the digestive process, papain also:

•  Functions as a low-level pain reliever, particularly with regard to lower back pain and sprains.

•  Keeps skin health

•  Boosts immune function

•  Fosters the formation of lipase, an essential digestive process that breaks down food and digests fat.

Bromelain is another digestive enzyme. It's naturally found in pineapples. Bromelain's actions are similar to papain-they're both proteolytic enzymes.

In a nutshell, there are 3 broad categories of digestive enzymes:

  • Proteolytic-digest and destroy lipases
  • Lipases-digest fat
  • Amylases-break down starches

We recommend that you try Greenergy, EnergyFirst's green drink superfood supplement, it contains amylase, bromelain, and papain among other digestive enzymes as part of its proprietary digestive blend.

You can also take the EnerZyme digestive enzyme complex for a complete host of all major digestive enzymes.

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