One of the oldest and most used remedies in the history of phytotherapy is certainly ginger . Root endowed with many properties, such as anti-inflammatory, energizing, warming, stimulating , it plays a key role in digestion, in particular in supporting the functionality of the stomach . Ginger prevents reflux at the cardia level (the valve that separates the esophagus from the intestine) by contracting the muscles that regulate it, thus preventing the leakage of chyme and that nasty burning sensation. Furthermore, it promotes the absorption of foods by acting on the flow of digestive juices (hydrochloric acid, enzymes, bicarbonate, mucus, bile), thus facilitating the work of the intestine.
Gentian , thanks to its active ingredients called bitter glycosides, acts on the stomach by increasing the secretion of digestive juices , from saliva to hydrochloric acid and other gastric juices. It helps fight dyspeptic disorders , a sense of fullness and bloating and flatulence problems. It is traditionally used as a bitter and tonic and also boasts antioxidant properties. Boldo boasts detoxifying, digestive and cholagogue properties, i.e. stimulation of the production and secretion of bile : for this reason it is considered an excellent plant for supporting the functionality of the gastrointestinal tract. The essential oils, flavonoids and alkaloids contained in Boldo promote the secretion of gastric juices, the digestion of fats and intestinal motility, also giving it slightly laxative properties.
The synergistic action of these plants can be found in Zenzimix with the addition of a mixture of digestive enzymes . They are able to digest proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids (respectively called protease, amylase and lipase) when the pancreas, intestine and stomach are unable to produce and release sufficient digestive enzymes for various reasons. Digestive enzymes are safe to use : not only do they have a rapid action (they are taken before meals to help digest the food just eaten), but they stimulate the release of endogenous digestive enzymes. This allows for relief from symptoms such as heaviness, gas and poor digestion and helps the gastrointestinal tract to resume normal production and release of its enzymes.
Zenzimix has therefore been formulated with a combination of plants selected for their recognized and varied digestive properties, adding enzymes to support complete digestion.
In the presence of gastric reflux, gastritis and irritable colon, an excellent remedy is the bud extract of Ficus Carica : its emollient, spasmolytic and protective effect also makes it excellent for gastritis caused by emotional states and stress . These properties are determined by the presence of digestive enzymes, coumarin mucilages . Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a syndrome that manifests itself with very varied symptoms, different from each individual: abdominal pain, nausea, poor digestion, lack of appetite, bloating, constipation. It has no specific medical cause and there are no medical treatments for this syndrome. Ficus Carica is therefore a good adjuvant, especially for protecting the intestine and supporting its functionality.
The combination of Zenzimix and Ficus Carica bud extract found in the Digestive Relief Package acts synergistically on multiple fronts: increased production of saliva and gastric juices, digestion and absorption of nutrients, intestinal motility and gastrointestinal disorders due to stress and anxiety . These medicinal products must be accompanied by a balanced diet and avoiding foods that affect the digestive processes, slowing them down or unbalancing the secretion of digestive juices. For example , coffee, alcohol, spicy foods, spices, vinegar are very acidic and further decrease the pH of the stomach, leaving heartburn and possible reflux. Fatty foods and a lot of proteins , for those who already have slow digestion and suboptimal bile production, slow down digestion. These nutrients require digestive enzymes and bile in the right quantities, remain in the intestine for a long time if not digested and lead to abdominal pain, bloating and constipation. Fiber intake through vegetables, whole grains and legumes can help reduce these problems.