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Essential Digestion is a natural and powerful complement to Complete Thymic Formula and a critical component of the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol. The potent combination of these digestive enzymes and other nutrients provides a natural stimulation of the body's own digestive capacity, resulting in improved digestion and overall health.
Possible Benefits of Taking Essential Digestion
When taken regularly, restores healthy dietary enzyme levels which can:
- Enhance absorption of vital nutrients
- Relieve discomfort of indigestion
- Eliminate "that stuffy feeling"
- Increase stamina and energy
- Enhance sense of well being
- Help maintain regularity
- Enhance weight control
You Are What You Digest!
How is it that you can do all the right things and still feel bad? Do you eat right, exercise and drink plenty of water, but still lack vitality? The benefits of your efforts can only be realized to the extent that your body can absorb and assimilate the nutrients that you eat. In other words, we are not what we eat, but what we digest!
The Problem - Enzyme Depletion
It is no secret that the foods we eat today are not exactly what our Creator intended. In the name of profit, fruits and vegetables grown in nutrient-poor soil are sprayed, processed and preserved for a longer shelf life. Cooking and processing destroys the natural enzymes present in food, producing a strain on the body's enzyme reserves.
This enzyme deficit places an undue burden on the body which grows worse with age. To make matters worse, as we become enzyme deficient, we age faster! Currently, it is estimated that fifty-eight percent of the population suffers from some type of digestive disorder.
Antacids and Acid Blockers Only Mask Symptoms
Stomach acid performs many important functions, such as killing harmful bacteria, activating enzyme systems, and helping to absorb proteins and minerals. Many people mistakenly assume that the cause of their discomfort is too much acid when the majority of those taking antacids and acid blockers are not producing enough stomach acid.
However, gastric or duodenal ulcer patients should take enzymes only under the supervision of their health care practitioner. Symptoms of heartburn are caused by faulty function of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which allows stomach acid to splash up into the unprotected esophagus.
Antacids and acid blockers do little to improve digestion or get rid of harmful bacteria. In fact, reducing stomach acid might actually promote the overgrowth of unfriendly microbes. The prolonged use of acid blockers has also been shown to deplete essential nutrients from the body.
Plant Enzymes Increase Nutrient Absorption!
Studies have shown that acid resistant plant enzymes dramatically increase absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and other vital nutrients from foods.
What's In It For You?
Each vegetable capsule of Essential Digestion contains highly potent enzyme levels of Lipase (breaks down fats), Protease (breaks down proteins), and Amylase (breaks down carbohydrates).
Bromelain is a plant (pineapple) protease that has long been used as a digestive aid and anti-inflammatory agent.
Papain is a plant (papaya) protease that has been used to relieve indigestion, chronic diarrhea and other digestive disorders.
Fibrazyme is a unique cellulase complex that maximizes fiber digestion and absorption of essential minerals.
Betaine HCL increases the hydrochloric acid content of the upper digestive system. As we age, the quantity of gastric acid diminishes leading to incomplete digestion.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) help support the growth of friendly intestinal microbes, which is especially beneficial for those recovering from antibiotic therapy. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of harmful species.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract, preventing deterioration of the intestinal lining.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinate) is considered a "hot bitter" which stimulates the production of stomach secretions. This herb has also been shown to be an effective anti-emetic (combating nausea and vomiting), and generally has a calming effect on the digestive tract.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) helps to sooth the stomach and ease digestion. This herb has also been known to stimulate the appetite.