CAT | Digestive Health
All too often digestion can seem like an automatic process, but nowadays scientists are discovering that we need to have a different mindset. Specifically, we need to be mindful of the fact that a balanced gut is the foundation for optimal health—and one of the ways we can do that is by understanding the benefits of probiotics.‡
When there is an ideal balance of beneficial (and neutral) to harmful bacteria in the gut, the stage is set for optimal digestion.‡ However, several factors such as poor diet, stress, age, and the use of certain medications can deplete our numbers of good bacteria and lead to occasional digestive upsets such as bloating and constipation. Probiotics are the beneficial or “friendly” bacteria that help balance the gut and promote good digestive health, which is why many experts recommend taking a daily high-potency probiotic supplement.‡
By working to maintain a balanced intestinal environment, probiotics enhance digestion and help prevent occasional digestive upsets.‡ They also help to ferment soluble fiber in the gut, which in turn produces a short-chain fatty acid called butyric acid that helps to nourish healthy colon cells and promote bowel regularity.‡ In addition, probiotics help your body digest valuable nutrients from food and play a key role in manufacturing needed vitamins, including vitamin B12 and vitamin K.‡
Click here to watch a helpful video about the 6 Rules of Probiotics and for helpful advice on choosing the right probiotic supplement for you and your family.
One of the reasons you take a daily probiotic is to help with digestion, but what about those times when you experience occasional bloating or upset stomach after eating? Taking enzymes with your meals may help provide relief.‡
You may not realize it, but enzymes work differently than probiotics. They support the digestive process by working to break down the foods we eat more completely.‡ And, when it comes to choosing the most effective enzyme formula, there are three important rules to follow. What are they?
Watch this eye-opening video to find out!
The 3 Rules of Enzymes
The 3 Rules of Enzymes explains how to choose the right enzyme formula based on a handful of simple guidelines that are surprisingly easy to remember—including why you should always look at the total number and variety of enzymes, since different enzymes are need to digest different types of food.‡ You will also learn the difference between enzymes and probiotics, and how they complement each other to help you digest your foods more completely and help balance your digestive tract.‡ Be sure to check it out!