Although the cause and effect relationship behind many health issues is obvious, other times it’s not quite so clear.
That means that many people continue to suffer and/or use medications for symptomatic relief, but the true underlying cause of their problem is never addressed.
And a sneaky, surprising, little-known cause of many serious health problems is…
Digestive enzyme deficiency!
That’s right—lacking in these little digestive dynamos can mean a whole lot more than just gas, bloating and heartburn.
Let’s take a look at your primary digestive enzymes and the surprising problems a deficiency can cause:
Proteases are the enzymes that digest proteins.
Most proteins are acidic, so when you have too few proteases in your system to break down proteins, this can actually lead to too much alkalinity in your blood. And that can cause anxiety and insomnia.
Plus protein is needed to transport calcium in your blood. So without the proteases to break the protein down, the calcium can't get where it needs to go. That means you're encouraging calcium deficient diseases like osteoporosis as well as arthritis.
Protein is also changed into glucose (energy) as needed. So poor protein digestion can lead to hypoglycemia, moodiness and irritability.
Amylases digest carbohydrates and dead white blood cells (aka pus). So when you're low in amylases you are susceptible to abscesses (inflamed, swollen collections of pus).
Amylases also help fight inflammation, especially where the hormone histamine is involved. So being low in amylases can worsen skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, hives, reactions to bug bites and herpes.
Asthma and emphysema can even be exacerbated by an amylase deficiency.
Since lipases digest fats, lipase-deficient people have a tendency toward high cholesterol, high triglycerides, difficulty losing weight and diabetes.
People low in lipases also have decreased cell permeability, so essential nutrients can't get in and wastes can't get out. This causes toxin build-up and a variety of nutrient deficiencies.
Cellulases break down the fiber you eat.
Of all the enzymes, cellulase deficiency causes the widest variety of health challenges and can especially affect your intestinal and cardiovascular health.
Lacking cellulase can also lead to problems with your pancreas as well as gas, cramps and bloating.
Your body doesn’t produce cellulase, so you must get it through fresh fruits and vegetables or supplemental sources.
But why would I be running low?
The most common cause of enzyme deficiency is your diet. When you have a regular diet of highly processed, nutrient-poor foods, your body must expend tremendous amounts of enzymes to accomplish digestion…and eventually it may have trouble producing enough for your needs.
Another possibility is a challenge with your pancreas. The pancreas is your “Grand Central Station” of enzymes and if it’s not working right, you may not be producing the enzymes you need.
Plus without proper action on the part of your gallbladder to concentrate bile from your liver, fat digestion may be a challenge for you.
Using antacids and acid reducers is another reason. When you cripple your body’s ability to produce stomach acid, your pancreas has to “pick up the slack” and secrete even more enzymes to try to compensate for what the stomach didn’t accomplish.
Also, as we age we may run low in enzyme resources.
So what do you do now?
The good news is that no matter how enzyme challenged you may be, you can help your body along with these three important measures:
1- Rule out any problems
First and foremost, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any issues with your pancreas, gallbladder or any other part of your GI tract that might require medical attention.
2- Eat food sources of enzymes
In order to help ensure your body has the levels of enzymes you need, you must eat foods that are sources of—not depleters of—precious enzymes.
I’m talking about fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce contains its own enzymes so it requires very little to none of yours in the digestive process.
This is resource conservation at its best!
3- Supplement with a quality digestive enzyme formula
Digestizol Max digestive enzyme formula can be a huge help with enzyme challenges.
Its carefully designed blend of 15 plant-based enzymes targets all kinds of foods, including proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, fats and fibers in your diet.
Digestizol Max works with your body’s own enzymes help break down all of your foods completely just as Nature intended. This encourages more smooth digestion as well as helps your body counteract any enzyme-related health challenges.
See what a difference it can make in how you feel when you address any enzyme deficiencies that may be affecting you.
You can start 2016 with a whole new level of better health!