You are what you eat, so if you eat well then you should be
feeling pretty smug, right? Right ... but you could be doing more
for your health.
If you eat organic, get regular exercise, and feel healthy, you
might ask, "Why bother?" when it comes to enzymes for digestions.
After all, you are already taking really good care of your body.
So why take enzymes? What do enzymes do?
Why Take Enzymes?
The goal of taking digestive enzymes is to enhance your digestion
and increase the nutrient absorption of what you eat. If you buy
organic and eat a high-fiber low-sugar diet, the enzymes simply
help your body absorb more of the healthy food you eat.
On the other hand, if you love junk food and your hardest workout
is lifting a doughnut to your mouth, enzymes can still help you.
Enzymes increase the digestion of any good nutrients in the
doughnut, and lessen any digestive upset that comes from eating
So enzymes help your body whether you eat well or eat poorly.
That's pretty neat.
Do Enzymes Work? TIM Says Yes!
Scientists in the Netherlands have been using a certified
artificial digestive system, nicknamed TIM for short, to study
the human digestive system. Using TIM, they have discovered the
answer to the question, "Do enzymes work?"
The answer is a resounding "Yes!"
By feeding TIM a FDA-type test meal (a mix of proteins,
carbohydrates, and fat) mixed with water and saliva, they were
able to see how a human digestive system would work with and
without enzymes. Here's what TIM showed them:
- digestive enzymes significantly improved the digestibility and
absorption of nutrients in the various parts of the system (such
as the small intestine)
- digestive enzymes significantly improved digestion when TIM
was operated under perfect conditions, and ALSO when TIM was
operated in impaired conditions (with 70% reduced gastric and
What's the Bottom Line?
Like my dog, some of you may be reading through all these
statistics and acronyms and processing them like this: "Blah,
blah, blah ... digestive enzymes ... blah, blah, blah ... TIM
(whoever HE is)..."
If so, don't worry. The bottom line is simple:
Taking digestive enzymes will help your digestion whether it is
operating perfectly or operating poorly. Enzymes will also help
you get more nutrition from the food you eat.
Translation: Take enzymes. Feel better. Get more bang for your
buck at the grocery store.
Get it? Got it? Good!
Not got it? Contact us ... we'll talk you through it!