Indigestion and other gut issues can be complex and if you are hesitant to use prescription medications with their many side effects, consulting a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) may be your best bet. Some of the natural products that are often used successfully to straighten out indigestion and assist the body to have a healthy digestive tract are listed below.
Core Protocol for Indigestion
- DigestAid Herbal Formula
- Ther-biotic Complete Powder probiotic
- Pancreatic Enzymes
- Betaine HCL Pepsin
For more information on why and how to use the products listed above:
DigestAid Herbal Formula
DigestAid Herbal Formula by Exodus Herbs contains gently stimulating bitter herbs that will increase digestive enzyme activity and ensure complete digestion and elimination. Bitters have been used successfully for decades to promote healthy digestion. [Liquid tincture 1/2 to 1 tsp 3x daily before meals]
Ther-biotic Complete Powder
Ther-biotic Complete Powder by Klaire Labs is an excellent probiotic. Probiotics help our gut maintain its healthy florae, which is critical for good digestion. The beneficial bacteria in the intestines also activate immune cells, increase natural killer cell activity and are necessary in our fight against disease-causing bacteria. Probiotics are critical especially if you have taken antibiotics in the past two years. [simply follow the dose recommendations on the label]
The best diet sources of probiotic are naturally fermented foods eaten in small quantity at each meal, such as real unpasteurized sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables, kimchi, kefir (preferably from pasture raised, raw milk), and kombucha.
Pancreatic Enzymes by Pure Encapsulations is designed to aid digestion by providing a highly concentrated form of enzymes naturally secreted by the pancreas which are essential for digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. [1 - 2 capsules with each meal]
Betaine HCL Pepsin
Betaine HCL Pepsin by Pure Encapsulations is designed to aid digestion and absorption by providing gastric juice components. Often indigestion is associated with low secretion of stomach acid and other digestive juices. [1 capsules with each meal]
[See What Dose of Herbal Medicine do I take and how much do I need to buy? and to help choose between liquid herbal tinctures or herbal capsules, see When should I use Liquid herbal tinctures or herbal capsules and what's the difference?]
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You should consult with a healthcare professional before taking ANY medication or supplements, especially if you are pregnant or nursing or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Please use the products as they are intended; always seek the advice of a qualified licensed health care provider.
These products are intended to provide whole food nutrition to the body which may result in the benefit of tissue building, repair and enhancement of the normal structure and function of the body.