Natural Digestive Function Support
Digestion is the process of breaking down foods into microscopic particles that can be assimilated as nutrients by the body.
Whole World Botanicals has several products based on botanicals that can be helpful for the functioning of the digestive system and support the health of the digestive organs—including the stomach, small and large intestines, liver and gall bladder. A healthy diet, low in refined sugar and white flour products and high in fresh (often raw) fruits and vegetables, is essential for digestive health. A high sugar-carbohydrate diet undermines digestive health by playing a major role in bloating, micronutrient deficiencies, inflammation, bacterial imbalance, and yeast overgrowth.
How to Help Fat Digestion
The liver and gall bladder produce and store bile, used to break down the fats in your diet. Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niriri) has been shown in studies to promote healthy lipid (fat) digestion, helping your body to eliminate excessive fat through your intestines. Clinical practice suggests that it also helps break down eliminate gall stones (as well as kidney stones) which impair the healthy functioning of the gall bladder. Studies also show that it supports healthy pancreatic function, essential for healthy sugar digestion.
How to Improve Intestinal Flora
Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri sap), and Graviola (Annona muricata) may support the body in maintaining a healthy digestive ecology – bacteria, viruses and fungi, essential to promote a healthy digestive process with a minimum of intestinal gas. In clinical practice, a small amount of Camu-Camu (Myciaria dubia) has been shown to help with controlling Candida (yeast), when taken as part of a total protocol. Taking too much can cause a die-off reaction. Cat’s Claw helps with healthy elimination, which is also essential for healthy digestion.
Can Pain Killers Give You Stomach Pain?
People who rely on NSAID drugs, like aspirin and muscle relaxants for pain relief, often develop stomach pain brought on by the drying up of the mucous membranes in the stomach that protect the stomach lining. Studies suggest that taking Chanca Piedra helps protect the stomach lining when taken at the same time as pain-relieving drugs.
In certain cases, in which the immune system function is impaired, a therapeutic grade of Maca root (Lepidium meyenii) can be helpful to the function of certain hormone receptors in the stomach which aid in digestion.