Understanding the Digestion Process

Digestion is one of the most complicated processes undertaken by your body but one of the most important for without proper digestion you would eventually starve to death! Digestion begins in the mouth. Chemicals in the saliva begin to break down simple starches into sugars even before you swallow the food. Once in the stomach, natural acids are secreted through the stomach wall and protein digestion and mineral absorption begin. This acid environment also stimulates the production of enzyme compounds designed to break down carbohydrates and fats.

If your stomach should not produce adequate acids the process of digestion is slowed or even halted. This results in the food in the stomach to ferment at body temperature, forming gases, and bloating. If left unchecked heartburn and acid reflux are often the result. Most people are under the erroneous belief that heartburn and acid reflux are caused by excess stomach acids whereas the exact opposite is most often the case.

When there is too little stomach acid food ferments, leading to slowed digestion. When people complain of acid coming up into their throat it’s because the acid present in the stomach is not sufficient to do the job of protein digestion and what little acid is present is then regurgitated up the throat. In virtually every instance when we increase the stomach acid production and provide enzymes for better digestion all these digestive complaints disappear in a few days. The easiest way to accomplish this is to take a supportive formula that stimulates stomach acid production as well as supply the enzyme factors necessary for other food digestion.

Factors that should be present in a good digestive support formula would be hydrochloric acid, pepsin, papain, and ox bile for fat emulsification. These may be found in the formula we developed called DigestEze available from Phoenix Nutritionals. We have used this formula with thousands of clients and it never fails to eliminate digestive complaints in even a few days. More information about stomach acid ph, acid reflux, and enzymes and how you can to better manage digestive disturbances coming next week.

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