"You are what you eat!" means nothing other than that the mind and body shape themselves according to the food they eat. And what comes in at the top inevitably comes out at the bottom at some point. In turn, digestive enzymes play a crucial role in good digestion. An enzyme deficiency can have serious consequences for health. It is therefore important to supply the body with additional digestive enzymes through a wide variety of foods.
Do you know Ludwig Feuerbach? No? Then listen up. Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (born on 28 July 1804 in Landshut and died on 13 September 1872 in Rechenberg near Nuremberg) was a German philosopher and anthropologist whose critique of religion and idealism had a significant influence on the Vormärz movement and formulated a point of view on knowledge that has become fundamental to the modern human sciences, such as psychology and ethnology. This can be read at Wikipedia.de. Ludwig Feuerbach has become particularly well known as perhaps the most famous critic of religion of the 19th century.
Surprisingly, Ludwig Feuerbach also commented on nutrition. And his core statement on this is probably known to everyone: "Man is what he eats!" or better known today in the abbreviation "You are what you eat!" This means that mind and body shape themselves according to the food they eat and is an equivalent to the Asian wisdom "Nutrition is the basis of health".
"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are".
Incidentally, this view was already held by the Frenchman Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin some time before Ludwig Feuerbach: "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are". Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 to 1826) was a French writer and one of the most important gastrosophists. The Brillat-Savarin plaque, which is awarded by the FBMA Foundation as a distinction to gastronomes, was named after him. Gastrosophy focuses on the cultural studies of food and society. All aspects of food production, processing, marketing up to consumption are examined, whereby not only material technical areas are considered, but also the significance of the food cultures of different epochs, ethical and sociological aspects.
Digestive enzymes play a decisive role
But enough of the philosophical digressions. Let's get down to practice. Because what comes in at the top inevitably comes out at the bottom at some point. In short: ultimately, we are what we digest. And for good digestion, in turn, special enzymes, the so-called digestive enzymes, play a very decisive role. They may be tiny, but they have a huge effect. Digestive enzymes are enzymes that break down food into its individual parts during digestion in the digestive system, among other things, in order to make it usable for the metabolism. Without digestive enzymes, our organism would not be able to digest carbohydrates, fats, proteins, etc. and transport them into our cells.
The most important digestive enzymes are lipases, amylases and proteases. Lipases break down fats into free fatty acids and glycerol, amylases on the other hand transform carbohydrates into simple sugars and are partly already formed in the mouth. The digestive enzymes proteases break down proteins into individual amino acids. If there is a lack of digestive enzymes, extremely unpleasant consequences can occur, depending on the enzyme that is missing: Flatulence, diabetes and increased sugar levels in the case of an amylase deficiency, amino acid deficiency and chronic inflammation in the case of a protease deficiency, greasy faeces and diarrhoea in the case of a lipase deficiency.
Body can no longer produce enough digestive enzymes in old age
The causes of enzyme deficiency are wide-ranging. They can include a congenital enzyme deficiency or a disease of the pancreas. Digestive problems that lead to enzyme deficiency are usually due to faulty eating habits. Hasty eating and insufficient chewing, eating (large) portions too often, insufficient consumption of food containing enzymes (i.e. food in its raw state) and over-acidification due to frequent consumption of food that is converted into acidic metabolic products are the typical triggers for a diet-related deficiency of the vital digestive enzymes.
But age can also play tricks on us. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies lose the ability to produce sufficient amounts of digestive enzymes themselves, which can be accelerated by stress, an unhealthy diet and sugar. This then becomes noticeable through digestive disorders, a bloated belly, heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea or even food allergies or intolerances.
"Digezyme" as a unique, patented multi-enzyme complex
It is therefore important to have a healthy and varied diet in order to provide the body with additional digestive enzymes from a wide variety of foods. The problem here, however, is that the preparation of food, such as boiling or frying, destroys the digestive enzymes. Even at a temperature of only 48 degrees, these vital helpers are killed.
Natura Vitalis has developed the product "Digezyme" precisely for this purpose. This is a unique, patented multi-enzyme complex with the five most important digestive enzymes in a highly dosed form. These include alpha-amylase, protease, lactase, lipase and cellulase. The special feature of "Digezyme" is that the enzymes it contains are dosed in a very specific ratio to each other to provide the best possible support for the digestion of nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats and dietary fibres. Furthermore, all enzymes in the new product are in a highly pure form and of the highest quality because they are produced from fungi and bacteria by means of fermentation and are thus free of animal ingredients at the same time.
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