The digestive system is a tube-shaped canal up to 27 feet long in adults, beginning with the lips and the mouth and ending with the anus. It includes the oral cavity, throat, oesophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. Other glands are also part of it, including the salivary glands in the mouth, the liver, gall-bladder, pancreas, as well as billions of mucous glands in the stomach and intestines.
Just as small feeder roots of a plant absorb their nourishment from the earth, producing branches, leaves and blossoms, countless small intestinal villi take root in the food that has been broken down by the digestive system, absorbing it and supplying nutrients from that food into the bloodstream, via the liver, then transporting it to all the areas of the body that need it, around 60 trillion cells.
Stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes and bile are needed to ensure our food is broken down and digested properly to enable the nutrients to pass through the villi in the small intestine. If there is a deficiency in these chemicals, digestion will be impaired, regardless of how healthy your diet is. We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb.
As we age, production of stomach acid, enzymes and bile can slow down, leading to incomplete digestion of food. This can easily be corrected through taking a plant-based Digestive Enzyme tablet before lunch and one before dinner. Not only do they help digest food more efficiently, making those nutrients more bio-available in the small intestine, but they also reduce after meal bloating and discomfort.
Research proves that as we age, we can become weaker and more feeble, both mentally and physically because we are not able to absorb key nutrients. Supplementation with digestive enzymes is one way of correcting this and living a longer, healthier and more productive life.
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