Enzymes for digestion

The process of digestion Digestion is a vital process in the body, during which food that is eaten is broken down into a simple form that can be absorbed by the body. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus are the organs that make up our digestive system. The process of […]

What are colon cleansers?

About the colon To understand the role of the colon, it is important to first understand how the digestive tract (of which the colon is a part) is formed and functions in the body. The digestive tract is the group of organs through which food and liquids pass when they are swallowed, digested and finally […]

Fibre for digestion

What is dietary fibre? Dietary fibre, “bulk” or “roughage” (a complex carbohydrate) is the part of plant-derived foods that can’t be completely broken down by digestive enzymes in the human digestive system. Instead, it travels through the gut largely untouched, when it arrives in the colon where it may or may not be fermented by […]

Do I have IBS?

Do I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal problem, which leads to unusual sensitivity and muscle activity. It is very common, afflicts mainly women and tends to develop ebfore the age of 35. It is also often referred to as spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis or nervous […]