Bloating, stomach aches, and headaches… Oh My!

You’re eating healthy food, but is your body digesting it properly? When food isn’t properly digested, not only is your body unable to absorb the nutrients from the food, but it can also lead to some nasty digestive problems. It’s common for many individuals to experience bloating, headaches, stomach pain, and many other uncomfortable symptoms after eating. Unfortunately, the most common solution for these digestive problems is to take some sort of bismuth subsalicylate, an over-the-counter drug such as Pepto-Bismol®, to quickly alleviate the symptoms; but the symptoms almost always return. Proper digestion and nutrient absorption isn’t something that a quick-fix, over-the-counter drug cures.

Truth be told, there are many things that can throw your digestive system out of whack, but one very common issue could be a lack of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are produced in the pancreas and small intestine and are needed in order to breakdown foods so they can be absorbed by the body. However, pancreatic illnesses, Celiac disease, aging, stress and many other health issues can hinder proper digestive enzyme production, making it difficult for your digestive system to manage the food coming, so that vital proteins, carbohydrates and fats aren’t broken down properly and essential nutrients are not being absorbed. This can lead to a wide-range of symptoms beyond bloating and headaches.

Digestive symptoms include: Bloating, diarrhea, constipation, floating stools and fatty or oil stools.

Physical symptoms include: Thinning hair, brittle nails, dull skin, and rashes.

Physiological symptoms include: Headaches, insomnia, mood swings, and fatigue.

ultimate_enzymesThere are 4 types of digestive enzymes: protease, which aids in protein digestions; lipases, which aides in fat digestion; amylases, which aids in carbohydrate digestion; and nucleases, which aides in nucleic acid digestion. Most symptoms can be traced back to the specific enzyme you may be lacking; for example a fatty or oily stool means your body isn’t absorbing fat appropriately and thinning hair and brittle nails can mean you’re lacking protein. Additionally, many different symptoms can mean an insufficiency of more than just one digestive enzyme.

The good thing is that digestive enzyme supplements can be taken. You may be able to prevent the bloating, headaches, and brittle nails by supplying your body with the enzymes it’s lacking. Ultimate™ Enzymes® contains Protease, Lipase, and Amylase which help your body break down proteins, fat, and carbohydrates so that they can be adequately absorbed by the body.

Stop treating symptoms and start living a healthier, happier life! Prevention is the Key!

Rocio Ramos
Contributing Writer
Youngevity Marketing Team

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