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Digestives promote or aid in the digestion process and intended for the milder or occasional GI upset. The digestive system breaks down and absorbs the food we eat. During the process of absorption, nutrients that come from the food: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream where the blood works to distribute these nutrients to the rest of the body.
Digestive enzymes aid in the digestion of food as well as inside the cells where they function to perform the break down and aid in the absorption process.
Digestive herbs support, tone and cleanse the digestive system, allowing for better nutrient absorption and easier waste elimination. One of the most valuable features of plant medicine is that certain plants have complementary and overlapping actions. Caution should be execized; anyone with GI reflux, hiatal hernia, or kidney stones is urged see a qualified health professional, naturopath or herbalist for proper advice and oversight.
Examples of herbal digestives include: