What is indigestion?
Indigestion, or dyspepsia is often described as a feeling of pain, fullness, or discomfort in the upper belly area during or after a meal. Indigestion is commonly accompanied with other digestive symptoms such as bloating and abdominal cramps, which occurs due to the improper digestion of your food in the short term.
What causes indigestion?
The triggers behind indigestion can be varied, however the most common causes include diet and stress.
Diet: Foods high in fat, greasy food, spices or too much coffee or alcohol can trigger indigestion, as well as eating too fast or too much.
Stress: Stress causes the body to switch into ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing hormones that help to manage the perceived threat, but temporarily impairing healthy digestive system function.
How can Digest Ease help?
Digest Ease contains GutGard, a clinically trialled liquorice root extract shown to reduce overall symptoms of indigestion, such as bloating and fullness, abdominal pain and digestive discomfort.
GutGard alleviates indigestion via its prokinetic activity, stimulating the contractions that move food from one part of the gut to another. This helps to reduce gastric emptying time and relieve overall symptoms of indigestion. Liquorice root also works to soothe irritated tissues in the digestive tract and help repair the lining of the gut.