Sometimes the dysfunctional digestive tract is the reason why nutrients are not absorbed effectively. However, even in someone who does not have IBS, often the actual nutrient digestion and absorption from the food consumed is very low.
Why is this? The answer is a deficiency in quality and quantity of digestive enzymes.
For years, science has produced very trustworthy and reproducible studies proving the critical value of digestive enzymes and the relation to optimal health. In fact, the absolute value of enzymes continues to rise, as scientists continually discover more highly specialized functions that only enzymes can accomplish.
Also, as society evolves, the need for digestive enzymes escalates. With environmental changes, the highly processed food industry, and increasingly poor diets of the average American, science has proven that it is virtually impossible to rely on enzymes within our food to provide the body what it needs to be healthy.
Many scientists and well-informed doctors are now recommending quality digestive enzyme supplements to ensure the body has sufficient quantity and quality of enzymes to remain (or become) healthy. Certainly, in the scenario of IBS, where the digestive health is already compromised, the need for digestive enzyme supplements is even greater.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a challenging digestive disorder that affects millions of people around the globe. Since the digestive tract of someone with IBS functions sup-optimally, abdominal pain and discomfort are commonly present. In fact, the official medical diagnosis is typically made by the presence of symptoms 3 or more times a month, for 3 months in a row. Sadly, most people with IBS are all too familiar with these symptoms and are eager for help.
IBS is a condition that doctors are continually challenged by. Unlike other diseases where a clear cure is identified, that is not the case with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Surely, doctors often prescribe various medications to help relieve symptoms. But, nothing is very effective. For many people the side effects of the medications may not be worth the potential gain. A large percentage of people with this condition opt to not take any medication, unless pain is quite severe.
Despite the lack of solutions available from the medical establishment, there is strong scientific evidence that changes in one’s diet can make a profound impact on the disease. Several books and resources abound that offer diet plans to help people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome to decrease and manage symptoms.
However, many people struggle with sticking to the recommended diets. Even with the best intentions, few people manage to get the nutrition their body optimally needs.