How does digestion affect the body?
Digestion is the process of food making its way through the GI tract and into the small intestine. Once there, the food gets mixed with digestive juices. This causes the food to break down into smaller molecules so it can be used to distribute nutrients throughout the body through the bloodstream. After digestion waste products are passed down to the large intestine.
For this whole process to run smoothly your body needs the appropriate vitamins and minerals. Without them, you can easily develop digestive issues such as bloating of the stomach, gas, nausea, heartburn, diarrhoea, or constipation. These conditions are all signs that your digestive health is compromised, possibly due to a lack of proper vitamin intake. Lucky for you, there are a lot of health supplements that can assist you in improving your digestion.
What supplements should I use?
When calcium and magnesium are absorbed by the body they get converted into a salt through acid secretion from the stomach. This helps food assimilate into the body from the small intestine. A.C. Formula II has a good mix of calcium, magnesium and other helpful acids. It’s also a fully vegetarian supplement.
Natural food supplements high in fibre are also ideal for digestive health, such as Bio Fiber, Fenugreek seed, or Turmeric extract. Fibre keeps the digestive tracts flowing properly and fuels good health in colon cells.
For proper digestion our bodies need the correct enzymes, so a recommendable supplement would be Digestive Enzymes Ultra, which is a vegetarian supplement made up of a combination enzymes that target the digestive system to improve digestion. You have the additional option of Digestive Enzymes with Betaine HCI. Betaine HCI (hydrochloride) helps the body absorb proteins, calcium and iron while promoting the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid. All these factors add to better, smoother digestion.