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Digestive enzymes to relieve gas and bloating

Posted 7 years ago by Adam

Medical journal editor Melanie Grimes argues that digestive enzymes can, and should, be used to combat gas and bloating.

Digestive enzymes such as betaine hydrochloric acid could improve digestive health and relieve or prevent bloating, as food substances will be broken down more effectively and less gas will be produced in the process of digestion. Melanie argues that, as with probiotics, your body's levels of digestive enzymes will decrease as you age. 

'Hypochloryhdia', a condition where the body secretes insufficient amounts of hydrochloric acid, can lead to digestive issues such as indigestion, pain, and bloating.  Hydrochloric acid is not only what you come across in beakers at the science lab in school, but is also found in the human gastric acid, and it plays an essential role in the digestion process by activating digestive enzymes. 

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About Adam Whitby

Adam has been involved in health and medicine for over thirty years, mostly reviewing clinical studies for general practitioners, writing patient information leaflets and producing medical video programmes.

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