Expert Advice on Bloating from BePure’s Ben Warren
Bloating is a common and uncomfortable phenomenon many people experience from time to time, however feeling bloated doesn’t have to be your normal. If you struggle with post-meal gas, bloating, indigestion, reflux or a gut feeling that something isn’t quite right, it is possible that you might be lacking in stomach acid or digestive enzymes. Bloating is actually a sign from your body that it needs some support! It’s time to really tune in and listen to your body to give it the support it needs.
Nurturing your digestion could make a world of difference for your bloat, especially with the summer months approaching.
There are a couple of key components when it comes to great upper digestion; healthy stomach acid levels and digestive enzymes. Let’s take a closer look.
Why are good stomach acid levels important?
Hydrochloric acid, more commonly known as stomach acid, is the all-important fluid that begins the breakdown of proteins in your food. It is made in the parietal cells of the stomach and is dependent on zinc for its production.
When you don’t make enough stomach acid, the proteins in your food aren’t broken down and you end up with food sitting in the stomach or small intestine that starts to ferment. This creates gas which needs to be released and contributes to bloating, as well as burping. When you burp, sometimes your stomach acid can head upstream towards your esophagus, which is when you experience ‘heartburn’.
The other essential function of stomach acid is to set up the pH of your small and large intestine. Maintaining the correct pH in the digestive tract is super important as it makes sure that good bacteria grows – and stops the bad bacteria taking over.
Amongst other things, it stimulates bile release and stops parasites making their way into the rest of your digestive system.
How can digestive enzymes support bloating?
Digestive enzymes are the other critical piece to the puzzle when it comes to your digestive system and your overall health and wellness. After all, everything is linked, right? Your incredible body produces 22 unique enzymes that breakdown different foods, located all along the digestive tract, from mouth to the stomach and intestines.
Digestive enzymes function as catalysts which speed up biochemical reactions. In layman’s terms, they enable the breakdown of food so that nutrients can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
And when you don’t have enough of them, your food isn’t able to be broken down properly, leaving you feeling bloated, inflamed, and in general, just not quite right. Ironically, even the healthiest of eaters may experience this, possibly due to a lack of digestive enzymes.
The truth of the matter is that you need great gut health for your overall health and vitality. Adding in daily digestive support is a great way to nurture healthy upper digestion, leaving you free from the bloat and ready to live the life you want!
Key benefits of BePure Gut Assist:
- Acts like the ignition at stage one of your digestion
- Contains beneficial digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid
- Contains key ingredients that support the effective breakdown and digestion of carbohydrates, fats and protein
- Supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Supports digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence.
BePure Event at Milford Centre
Want to learn more from the team at BePure? Come along to the Gut-Brain Connection seminar, hosted by BePure at Milford Centre on the 23rd of November.
Find out more HERE.
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