Indigestion, Bloating and IBS symptoms
Digestion and Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract health is very important. It is the site where all food is digested and where all nutrients (and potential toxins) are absorbed. The GI tract is also the site of the largest collection of lymph nodes where immunity cells reside. Therefore, what we eat affects our immune system to a great extent. Finally, the GI tract also includes the liver (a fundamental organ for food processing and neutralization of toxins) and the pancreas (a fundamental organ in blood sugar control and food digestion). One of the most frequent symptoms of GI problems are indigestion, bloating and IBS symptoms.
Indigestion is the inability to digest food properly. This could be due to stomach problems (like lack of acidity), intestinal problems (like inflammation of the inner lining of intestines), lack of enzymes from the pancreas, or lack of bile from the liver for fat digestion and absorption. In most cases it is the lack of digestive enzymes and/or inflammation. In the first case, stomach problems, digestive enzymes as a supplement may be very helpful. In the second case, intestinal problems, probiotics and fiber such as psyllium husks are very beneficial.
Bloating can have many causes, but in most cases it is also due to indigestion and/or inflammation. Digestive enzymes, probiotics and fiber are very beneficial for this symptom.
With regards to IBS the abbreviation stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is quite a common condition for which the cause is still not entirely clear. Symptoms are upset stomach, alternating diarrhea and constipation, and bowel cramps. Any change in food habits or physical or emotional stress can trigger the symptoms. Supplementation with regular dietary fiber and probiotics may ease the symptoms. It is also very important to have a diet low in fat, rich in lean protein sources and rich in antioxidants. Supplementation with antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatory agents may be very helpful in this condition. These tips and the following products from Vitarock will help alleviate indigestion, bloating and IBS symptoms.