The Power of Digestive Enzymes and How They Affect Your Health – Zenwise The Power of Digestive Enzymes and How They Affect Your Health – Zenwise

The Power of Digestive Enzymes and How They Affect Your Health

Do you wake up feeling bloated and uncomfortable no matter what you eat? Do you experience acid reflux and constipation regularly? You might be missing some friends in your gut – digestive enzymes! Digestive enzymes are vital for proper digestion, absorption of nutrients, and overall gut health.

In this blog post, we’ll explore digestive enzymes and their role in digestive health. We’ll also discuss how digestive enzyme production wanes with age and what can help.


What are digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are protein molecules produced in the pancreas, small intestine, and salivary glands. These enzymes break down food into smaller molecules that our body can utilize. Digestive enzymes allow our body to break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as minerals and vitamins found in our food.


What role do digestive enzymes play in digestive health?

Digestive enzymes are crucial to our digestive health because they help to reduce the burden on the digestive system. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is undeniably diverse and complex, with many different factors involved. Having good digestive health requires all the components of the system to function correctly. Digestive enzymes increase the bioavailability of the essential nutrients found in our food, improving overall health and well-being. The effects of digestive enzymes on digestive health are significant; they help reduce heartburn, bloating, and gas.


Types of digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes come in different types, each with its specificity to break down certain types of food. Here are some of the enzymes and their functions:

- Proteases – break down proteins into amino acids

- Lactase – breaks down lactose (milk sugar)

- Amylase – breaks down carbohydrates

- Lipase – breaks down fats and oils.

Head to Enzymes 101: What You Need to Know for a closer look at the many digestive enzymes.


Can digestive enzyme supplements help?

Yes! Digestive enzymes in supplement form can be incredibly beneficial for anyone struggling with digestive imbalances or digestive health issues. Enzyme supplements can help improve nutrient absorption, decrease bloating, prevent intestinal inflammation, promote regularity, and improve overall energy levels. Digestive enzyme supplements are a great alternative to conventional digestive drugs that often mask the problem while only providing temporary relief.

Need more intel on digestive enzymes? Go to 4 Reasons Why You Should Take Digestive Enzymes.


Do you lose digestive enzymes as you age?

Yes. Unfortunately, as we age, our enzyme production decreases, which can lead to increased digestive issues. Many older adults have trouble digesting certain foods, such as dairy products containing lactose or high-fiber diets. Supplementing with digestive enzymes can be incredibly beneficial. Many people take enzyme supplements to improve their digestive capabilities and reduce the symptoms of age-related digestion problems.


Our Two Cents

As you can see, plenty of factors play a role in digestive health. For effective digestive health support, Zenwise® Digestive Enzymes check all the boxes. And we have the scientific evidence to prove it! Head to Uncover the Truth About Digestive Enzymes – Latest Clinical Study for all the details.

Zenwise® offers two plant-based products to add to your pre-meal routine. Digestive Enzymes capsules build with DE111® (Bacillus subtilis), a Reliably Alive™ probiotic. While Digestive Enzymes On-the-Go tins offer all the same benefits in convenient portable tins.

Zenwise® offers a complete line of digestive support products that have been scientifically proven. Visit our Digestive Support page to learn more. Contact our knowledgeable customer service team for more advice about the best supplements for your needs. Reach them at or M-F from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST at (800) 940-1972.

And as always, all Zenwise® products are backed by the "Eat Freely...or its Free" guarantee!

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