Digestive enzymes are naturally occuring proteins in the body that aid in the digestion process.
They work by breaking the food you consume down into smaller molecules that can be absorbed and utilized by the body as nutrients.
Proper digestive enzyme production can diminish for a number of reasons including gut acidity and gut toxicity from foods eaten and the normal aging process.
A lack of good digestive enzymes can lead to nutrient deficiencies, gas, bloating, indigestion and constipation.
It is important to choose a digestive enzyme supplement that is certified vegan because a lower quality enzyme product may contain ingredients derived from animals that can cause an increase in gut acidity making them ineffective.