‘Tis the season to have – well, everything really, from mince pies to a mountain of turkey with all the trimmings, all washed down with whatever drink is on offer. No wonder ‘tis also the season for an upset tummy, with everything from bloating to intestinal cramping putting a dampener on the festivities.
There are many times in life when your digestive system may need a bit of assistance. Stress, for example, can disrupt the digestive process by reducing digestive juices and slowing the movement of food through the system.
Digestive aids play a specific role in the process of supporting the different stages of digestion, absorption and elimination. At Elixir we are proud to present Solgar’s Botanical Digestive Complex, which provides nature’s finest herbs and botanical compound studied for their benefits to the digestive system.
Studies have highlighted the synergistic benefits of using many of these herbs and spices. Chamomile, fennel seed, lemon balm, peppermint and yarrow have a long history for calming the gastrointestinal tract and relieving intestinal spasms. Research has also repeatedly confirmed these benefits. Dandelion and gentian root contain various bitter principles, known to stimulate digestion and support liver health. A combination of these herbs may help to alleviate annoying and uncomfortable symptoms of poor digestion, such as excess gas, bloating and intestinal cramping.
In addition, there are things you can do to help yourself:
- Chew, chew and chew some more! Digestion starts in the mouth. Food has to be well broken down to be properly absorbed and there are no teeth in your stomach (I hope!)
- Don’t drink with meals as you’ll dilute your much-needed stomach acid and digestive enzymes
- Avoid using antacids. Heartburn is often a sign of low stomach acid, which will be reduced even further with antacids. Try taking digestive enzymes with meals instead
Solgar’s Botanical Digestive Complex capsules are suitable for vegans. There are no reported side effects, but speak to your doctor first if you are on medication.
To buy this product click on the following link: Solgar Health Store. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.
By Randi Henderson
Solgar Health Store