Our gut plays a much bigger part in our overall wellbeing that we might realise, influencing everything from our mental health and immunity to the condition of our skin. For this reason, it’s essential to ensure that our gut is in the best condition possible, and fortunately, there are a lot of things we can do achieve a happy tummy. Here’s a guide to our top supplements for digestion.
The Digestion Process
The first phase of in the digestive process is often overlooked, but it’s a really important one. Known as the cephalic phase, it’s triggered when you see or smell food. This step means that the enzymes in your saliva begin the process of food breakdown before you’ve even started eating. With this in mind, try to think about your food before you eat it to encourage your digestive juices to start working.
Chewing your food (the second phase of digestion) is also key when it comes to gut health. With proper chewing, you are mechanically breaking down food into smaller pieces, so that there’s a greater surface area and the digestive enzymes can get to work more easily.
Our Top Supplements for Digestion
The next step to healthy digestion is looking after what’s in your gut. Tens of trillions of good bacteria live in your gut. They play an essential role in helping your body to break down food and absorb essential nutrients. Upset their balance, and you could start noticing problems including bloating, stomach pain, fatigue and food sensitivities. This is where supplements for digestion come in.
Prebiotics are plant fibres which feed good bacterium and stimulate its growth. Myvitamins Inulin Powder is a source of the popular prebiotic Inulin and can be added to shakes, bakes or smoothies.