Herbal Solutions 2010 - The Digestive System

25. April 2010 17:11 by IKE in Body System, Health  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

The process of digestion begins in the mouth and is completed in the large intestine. It occurs as food is taken in, broken down, sorted and re-processed—all in an effort to convert it into a usable, absorbable form that can be circulated throughout the body to nourish cells and create energy.

The major organs of the digestive system include the mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine and colon. Each of these organs works in a unique way, but they share a common purpose: to help digest food and absorb nutrients. These exist in the form of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Each nutrient type is handled by the digestive system differently, and each gets broken down at a different point during the digestive process; but all are aided by the presence of enzymes.
Digestive enzymes are organic substances that speed up the chemical reactions that break food down into smaller, more usable particles. Without enzymes, body functions would happen too slowly to sustain life. Some enzymes are produced by the body, and others come from the foods we eat. This system is subject to many weaknesses and inadequacies.

These include digestive transit times that may be too fast or too slow, a lack of sufficient enzymes and probiotics, and a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Luckily, we can combat these through diet, exercise, adequate water and fiber intake, regular detoxification and supplementation.

Since there are more organs in your digestive system than in any other, it makes sense to support them with quality supplements.
The Digestive Pack from Nature’s Sunshine combines one each of these products:
Food Enzymes provides a blend of the enzymes needed to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats, as well as hydrochloric acid and bile salts to aid the digestive process. These enzymes can also help prevent or relieve occasional indigestion.

Bifidophilus Flora Force® is recommended for daily use to maintain a healthy balance of friendly flora within the intestinal tract. These beneficial microorganisms help the body break down food into easily absorbed nutrients and they promote immunity.

Gastro Health® Concentrate offers nutritional support for the stomach. The ingredients in this proprietary formula may help inhibit the growth of unwanted invaders. In addition, Gastro Health can help soothe stomach irritations and relieve occasional associated stomach discomfort.

Please check out those great Nature's Sushine products:

Food Enzymes (120) Provides a blend of enzymes to digest proteins,carbohydrates and fats.

Bifidophilus (90) The healthy human intestinal tract contains billions of intestinal flora that live in a delicate balance with each other and in symbiosis with us.

Gastro Health Conc. (60) Inhibits the growth of the dangerous H. pylori bacteria.