In an ideal world we would get all the nutrients we need from our food and drink. Unfortunately this is not always possible. There are a number of reasons for this including 1) the poor quality of the soil in which our food is grown, 2) Crop breeding programmes leading to a loss of certain essential nutrients from staple foods 3) Lack of sufficient physical activity to enable efficient absorption of food. 4) Poor food choices involving processed, pre-packaged foods of questionable nutritional value. 5) Increased demand for particular, scarce nutrients at certain times in our lives e.g. after illness or an operation, during pregnancy etc.
For these and other reasons it may be essential under certain circumstances to take supplemental vitamins, minerals, digestive aids etc. Digestive aids such as Digestaid, Digestizyme etc provide a range of key digestive enzymes and co-factors to maximise digestion and facilitate absorption. Betaine is especially useful for people with poor levels of stomach acid. Lecigran aids fat breakdown in the liver. Pre biotics such as Eliminex and pro-biotics such as Bio-Acidophillus or Bio-Kult help to establish and maintain a healthy bowel flora. This is particularly important after anti-biotic treatment. Bowel health and regularity can also be promoted via use of Psyllium Husk.