Digestive Enzymes

What Are Digestive Enzymes? Why are they Important?

Do you ever feel gassy and bloated after meals? Are you experiencing fatigue, constipation, or weight gain? Do you ever have the sensation of food just sitting in your stomach? If so, you might have digestive enzyme problems.

Enzymes are incredibly efficient and highly specific biological catalysts.

In other words, digestive enzymes are there to break down our food into nutrients so that our body can absorb them! Furthermore, If we don’t have enough digestive enzymes, we can’t break down our food. This means even though we might be eating well, we aren’t necessarily absorbing all that good nutrition.

There are four main types of digestive enzymes: lipase enzymes which help digest and assimilate fats, protease/peptidase enzymes which break down proteins, amylase enzymes which are responsible for breaking down carbohydrates or starch and finally, cellulase enzymes which help the body break down cellulose molecules into simple sugars. Digestive enzymes can be sourced from papayas, mangoes, avocados and bananas. They are also available in supplement form. Consuming digestive supplements helps your body to consume more nutrients from your foods.

What are the Digestive Enzyme Benefits?


Here are just a few:

  • Supports Healthy Digestive System – Our body can assimilate the maximum nutritional value from the food by breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins efficiently.

  • Supports a Healthy Immune System

  • Supports Healthy Skin


Why Take Digestive Enzymes Supplements?

Digestive health issues are probably the most common complaint from Healthy Living customers. Our modern diets and reduced intake of water has resulted in poor and slow digestion. Unfortunately, digestive issues come with unpleasant symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea, an upset stomach, acid reflux and bloating. There are a few ways to help you to maintain optimum digestive health. Eat your food slowly so that your digestive system isn't quickly overloaded with food. Exercise to get the stomach muscles and colon moving. Monitor changes in your bowel movements and try to keep stress levels down as stress can affect your digestive system. Take a probiotic or digestive aiding supplement to ensure your gut has balanced bacteria levels and to provide an environment in which your digestive system can thrive.

Buying Digestive Enzymes Supplements at Healthy Living

At Healthy living, we have many digestive enzymes supplements that may help to treat IBS, bloating and other digestive ailments. We stock the very best brands such as Quest, Optibac, Udo's Choice, Terranova, BioCare and who have specialised supplements to support your digestive system naturally.