As we get older, we begin to experience physical changes. The most common include declining energy levels, decreased muscle mass and strength, and changes to our senses (i.e. vision, hearing). But what about our digestion? Do you find yourself experiencing an increase in stomach aches, bloating, gas, or constipation? There’s a reason for this.
How Digestion Changes As We Age
Digestion changes as we age in a variety of ways.
A Lifestyle to Support Digestion
It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as we age to support our digestive and overall health. Support optimal digestive function with a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and regular physical exercise, as well as by avoiding overeating, smoking and drinking excessively.
To actively improve digestion, focus on managing stress levels and incorporating digestive teas, like peppermint or ginger, after meals. Eat slowly and chew your food well. These adjustments will help reduce indigestion.
Speak with a healthcare professional if you are experiencing prolonged digestive issues. They can help identify underlying causes and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Supplements to Support Digestion
There are several supplements that can also be useful.
Speak with a healthcare professional before taking supplements to determine the dosage and ensure that the supplements are safe and appropriate for you.
Signs of Digestive Enzyme Deficiency
There are a number of digestive symptoms indicative of enzyme deficiency. Keep an eye out for skin irritations, fatigue or drowsiness, bad breath, irritability, insomnia, high cholesterol, weight gain, food allergies, inflammation, and sinusitis. If you suspect you might require enzymatic support, consider supplementing with digestive enzymes.
Support Digestion with Supplemental Enzymes
Digestive enzymes are a great way to encourage otherwise sluggish digestion and support our continued health. Prairie Naturals Enzyme-Force with FibraZyme™ is a full-spectrum digestive enzyme blend. This plant-based formula helps support and maintain a healthy digestive system by assisting the breakdown of all macronutrients.
Enzyme-Force doesn’t only treat symptoms, however. It also contributes to the correction of underlying deficiencies. With regular supplementation, you will soon notice positive results, like reduced indigestion, gas, bloating, constipation and acid reflux.
Digestive enzymes are not only the secret to supporting healthy digestion as we age – but also contribute to improved energy levels and alertness. Supporting digestive wellness is the secret to a healthier and happier life!