Why are digestive enzymes so important?
Enzymes are essential for healthy digestion and a healthy body. They work with other chemicals in the body, such as the stomach acid and bile, to help break down food into smaller molecules for a wide range of bodily functions critical for life.*
When we’re healthy, digestive enzymes are secreted along the digestive tract to break food down into nutrients and energy and then eventually be secreted out into waste matter. In other words, you can’t live without ’em.*
What types of food contain digestive enzymes?
You can find digestive enzymes in fungi, plants and in raw and cultured foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi and other fermented veggies.
Are Smidge™ Digestive Enzymes safe for children?
Yes, but speak to your doctor first. Smidge™ Digestive Enzymes are safe for children 3 and over. For toddlers and sensitive adults, a smaller dose may be obtained by pulling apart the capsule, taking a small portion of the contents and mixing with food.
Warning: Smidge™ Digestive Enzymes are not recommended for children under the age of 3, unless otherwise prescribed by a physician.
Why isn’t my body producing enough digestive enzymes?
First, run this important question by your certified medical practitioner.
When your body doesn’t produce enough digestive enzymes (due to an increased consumption of highly processed food and chemicals), diseases of the stomach and small intestine begin to occur. Once the number and types of digestive enzymes produced naturally in our system is diminished, we may no longer have the ability to digest food and fight infection.
You may be able to improve digestive issues with the help of a quality enzyme supplement like Smidge™, in addition to removing sugars, grains, processed dairy, and industrial vegetable and seed oils from your diet (as directed by your doctor).*
What are the enzymes derived?
The enzymes are derived from Aspergillus (fungus) via fermentation. For this reason, we do not recommend the product for individuals who have an Aspergillus allergy. As always, consult with a certified medical practitioner, preferably one familiar with gut health, before starting any new supplement.
What’s the difference between Smidge™ Digestive Enzymes and Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes?
Smidge™ Digestive Enzymes is a digestive supplement for people who have adequate HCl (hydrochloric acid) levels but want to maximize their absorption of fats, proteins, minerals and other nutrients. It includes all the same enzymes as the Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes, plus additional enzymes to support the digestion of beans and other carbohydrates. You can even open up the capsules to consume, since it does not contain HCl and pepsin.
Smidge™ HCl + Enzymes is Smidges original formula that contains HCl and pepsin. It’s perfect for people who are following the GAPS Diet, restricting their grains and carbohydrate intake, and looking to restore their HCl levels and also maximize their absorption of fats, proteins, minerals and other nutrients.