How important is our digestive system and why do we need to take care of it?
The digestive system - which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine, colon and rectum - breaks down the food we eat into the nutrients our body needs. If your digestive system is not happy and healthy, your body could run into problems absorbing those nutrients.
To achieve the goal of providing energy and nutrients to the body, six major functions take place in the digestive system: ingestion, secretion, mixing and movement, digestion, absorption and excretion.1 So keep a tab on your digestive tract by helping your digestive system work better to boost the body’s natural defenses and protect your immune system.
Among the most important signs of an unhappy & unhealthy digestive system are: fatty liver diseases, an upset stomach, or constipation. These could all be eased through a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and regular consultation with your doctors.
The world’s leading2 digestive health products — Essentiale® Forte P and Dulcolax® — join hands in a campaign to make our digestive systems happier and healthier. Together, the three brands take action on World Digestive Health Day on May 29th, reminding people about the importance of keeping their digestive system in check.
If your liver is damaged due to unhealthy lifestyle and diet, it affects the entire body, including your digestive health. Essentiale® Forte P contains essential phospholipids that repair damaged liver cell membrane, regenerate lost phospholipids and restore normal functions of the liver, for a happy digestive system.3
Kids’ tummies also need to be on track to help keep their digestive system working happily the way they should. Experts say probiotics may help ease your child’s digestive disorders and make potty training more manageable.4
What are probiotics, which have been showing up in a lot of kids’ products lately? As a mom, you want to know what probiotics are and which one to choose for your child.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. It works like this: A human digestive tract has about 100 trillion healthy bacteria. Bacteria aid in digestion and help the body defend itself against illness2. Thus, probiotics can aid with immunity and help protect you from common colds and flu. Consult your doctor to learn more about the benefits of Probiotics!
Constipation, on the other hand, makes your colon feel blocked and unhealthy. Keep things moving and bring happy back to your digestive system with the world’s No. 1 laxative, Dulcolax®, as it stimulates bowel movement within 6-12 hours5.
Digestive health is likewise associated with your lifestyle and diet choices. The right choices lead to a happier, healthier digestive system. If you do the necessary steps to keep your digestive system in check, you take a stand in improving your overall health & well-being.
1 Tim Taylor, Anatomy and Physiology Instructor, Digestive System, http://www.innerbody.com/image/digeov.html [accessed May 10, 2018]
2 Nicolas Hall Global OTC Database, DB6, 2016
3 Gunderman K, Kuenker A, Kuntz E, Drozdzik M. Pharmacological Reports 2011;63:643-659
4 Radhakrishnan, K. (2016, April 20). How your child can benefit from probiotics. Health Essentials. Retrieved from https://health.clevelandclinic.org/child-can-benefit-probiotics
5 IMS Certificate MAT 2017