Digestive Enzymes To the Rescue: Stress + Gut Health

Just thinking about all of life’s obligations and deadlines can leave your stomach in knots — and for good reason. Too much stress directly affects the delicate balance of your microbiomes! While a lifestyle overhaul might be a great fix, it isn’t always an option for those of us with busy lives, and that’s where digestive enzymes come in!

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Stress + Your Microbiomes

As you might already know, the standard American diet of overly processed foods negatively affects the microorganism balance in our systems. But stress can have the same effect, maybe worse, creating a recipe for an unhappy digestive system.

With new research showing that daily stress can negatively affect healthy bacteria in your gut, the next step is understanding how that happens.

Ine way this occurs is when elevated stress levels cause your brain to enter a state called flight-or-fight mode. This impacts the blood flow to your gut which is why you may remember experiencing a poorer digestive and immune health during periods of your life when you’ve been overly stressed!

The Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology also published a recent study showing that consistent stress can alter the amount and diversity of your good gut flora, but a healthy balance and quantity of flora helps maintain a barrier keeping unhealthy intruders at bay. When these microbes are weakened, you can become more susceptible to illness, exhaustion, and nutritional deficiencies!


What Are Enzymes?

First things first -are proteins made up of amino acids. They are powerful catalysts, responsible for every chemical reaction that goes on in our body from our muscles and bones down to tissues and cells.

There are two types enzymes in the body: digestive, which help us utilize the nutrients in foods; and metabolic, which are responsible for bodily reactions such as energy production and detoxification. Since we’re here to focus on digestive enzymes, here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Proteases: aids in digesting protein
  • Amylases: aids in digesting carbohydrates
  • Lipases: aids in digesting fats


How Digestive Enzymes Support Gut Health

In order to break down food efficiently and effectively, your body needs a sufficient supply of these digestive enzymes. But, the gut becomes less efficient with age, stress, and poor diet and we may begin to produce fewer digestive enzymes causing our bodies to miss many of the nutrients we need.

Now, you could commit to living a completely stress-free life and eating a perfect diet every single day and your gut would definitely thank you! But how realistic is that? The truth is, we’re all busy.

We’re all going to end up eating on-the-go (probably too quickly!) and overwhelming our schedules because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day! Thankfully, you have another option: supplementation!


By supplementing your diet with digestive enzymes and probiotics, you can help counteract a fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle! If you’re an UnFranchise Owner, you’re in luck because you have the best product with the best delivery system on the market to deliver that support right where you need it!

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Available in stick packs for on-the-run use or a bottle to keep at home, Isotonix Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics is an isotonic-capable food supplement made from a combination of DigeZyme® and Lactospore® to replenish the digestive enzymes and probiotics that are so essential to good digestive health. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and free from GMO’s, Isotonix provides an easy way to support a healthy gut so you can live your life without worry!




*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug. products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

Tayler Glenn

Tayler Glenn


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