According to the American Gastroenterological Association, nearly half of the American population reports that digestive issues impact their sleep patterns, exercise, and participation in recreational and social activities.
Digestive distress has been reported to affect over 95 million Americans. Individuals who experience digestive distress may face occasional symptoms of gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal discomfort, distention, irregularity and general food intolerance.
Since impaired digestion disrupts our ability to properly break down and assimilate the foods we eat, dietary modification and supplementation is often necessary to improve overall wellbeing. Enzyme supplementation works with our digestive system to lessen symptoms associated with impaired digestion. A high-potency formula comprised of digestive enzymes, probiotics and nutraceuticals, such as that offered by Critical Digestion, may provide substantial support for maintaining a healthy intestinal environment.
Enzymes are the most effective tools made by the body to aid digestion and metabolism. They turn the food we eat into energy (ATP) for use in the body. A tremendous amount of energy is required to produce the metabolic, biochemical and digestive enzymes necessary for health and maintenance. When we fail to properly break down foods, the digestive process is disrupted. When there is an insufficient quantity of digestive enzymes present in the body, undigested food may pass into the large intestine and interact with intestinal flora. The resulting reaction produces gas and discomfort. In addition to promoting an optimally functional GI tract. Providing the body with a sufficient supply of enzymes decreases the amount of energy required to complete the digestive process. Enzymes provide therapeutic benefits beyond the GI tract by increasing physical vitality and general wellbeing.
Probiotics support regularity, aid the immune system, product digestive enzymes and manufacture essential vitamins B and K. When we consume probiotics, we promote an environment where beneficial microflora thrive. Critical Digestion contains one billion active probiotic cultures in each capsule.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is produced in every cell. It is found in all raw foods and is the body's natural source of energy. Supplementing with ATP complements a healthy diet by increasing the energy potential of foods consumed. It is a primary signaling molecule for healthy cellular processes. One such process is the necessary production of Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) in the stomach, which supports protein digestion. ATP is also instrumental for the cells to benefit from the nutrition found in food.
Stressors like age and exercise can diminish ATP levels. Supplementing with ATP and nutraceuticals that support ATP production may complement the body's natural energy production. Supplementation may also decrease the energy demand of the digestive process, support nutrient absorption and improve HCL availability in the upper GI.