Digestive Enzymes and Overeating

When you think of Thanksgiving what comes to mind? Chances are, if you are like many Americans, you instantly picture a table filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the other foods that come with the holiday. With a feast like that, you will likely end up overeating. With the help of your body’s digestive enzymes, your body will be able to process all of that food but not as efficiently as you would hope.

Digestive enzymes are enzymes that help break food down so it can be absorbed and utilized by the body. The digestive enzymes that are produced by the human body take time to digest food. During a time like Thanksgiving, a person can easily overwhelm the limited quantity of digestive enzymes that the body produces which slows the digestive process leaving food in the stomach longer than normal. This is why you feel discomfort and typically have a little gut ache after eating too much turkey and stuffing.

There are many different suggested remedies to overeating including drinking lemon water, taking a walk, or simply not overeating. One of the most efficient ways to deal with overeating is to use an enzyme supplement. New Earth enzymes can help alleviate the discomfort of an overfull stomach because they contain enzymes that help digest just about any food consumed during the Thanksgiving meal—or any meal where one has overindulged.

The secret is in the science behind our unique formulas. New Earth offers two enzyme formulas that can help with holiday-associated overeating: our Enzyme formula and our Enzyme Plus formula.

Both enzyme formulas contain enzymes that target digestion of most food categories: sugars and carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and plant/vegetable material. All enzymes in our formulas are plant-based, and each enzyme breaks down a particular type of food. Enzymes such as protease break down proteins, lipase breaks down fats (lipids), amylase breaks down sugars/carbohydrates, and phytase breaks down plant fibers, to name a few.

Enzymes Plus contains 12 different enzymes, Wild Organic Microalgae®, fennel, ginger, and cayenne pepper to further aid digestion. For those who are sensitive to any of these last three ingredients, the regular Enzymes formula is likely the best option.

The regular Enzymes formula contains 15 different enzymes, plus the Wild Microalgae. While both enzyme formulas contain several of the same enzymes, each formula is different.

At the end of the day, whether you plan to overeat or not, it’s a good idea to stock up on some enzymes before the holiday. Order yours today.