What are good digestion herbs and vitamins? Are there any good multi vitamins focused on digestion?

I have heard about so many herbs and vitamins out that will help with digestion but what is best? And is there an multi vitamin that is geared to digestion? Is Phillips colon health good?

6 thoughts on “What are good digestion herbs and vitamins? Are there any good multi vitamins focused on digestion?

  1. Multi-vitamins are not typically geared to one specific area. There are some all natural supplements that are specific to the digestive system.
    Here are a couple of them.

    Optiflora (Probiotic & Prebiotic) – Provides for the normal, healthy balance of intestinal microflora. Also provides gamma-tocopherol, a nutrient associated with colon health. Safe for all ages with no side effects.

    EZ-Gest – Uses multiaction plant-based enzymes derived through natural fermentation to optimize digestion of all food groups.

    I’m sorry, I’m not familiar with Phillips colon health.

    Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions

  2. What is best for your digestion is food- raw fibrous vegetables.
    Peppermint and ginger ease digestive problems, and pineapple and papaya contain enzymes which are beneficial.

  3. JustMe is right that multivitamins don’t address any specific concerns, they just cover the basics for general nutrition. The others made some good points about Ginger and Peppermint Oil calming the stomach, but they don’t help digest food. Pineapple and Papaya do have naturally occurring enzymes that help digest most food a bit, so that was spot-on.
    In addition, you can take Pancreatin (which has Lipase, Amylase, and Protease naturally occurring in it), Papain, Bromelain (those three help digest general foods), Diastase, Lactase (which helps digest dairy), and/or a few other food-specific enzymes. Most people would prefer to take a complex with some combination of these enzymes and/or HCl (Hydrochloric Acid, commonly as Betaine HCl) to help with digestion.
    All of those options help to digest food in the stomach, plus, you could also take Probiotics to help absorb the nutrients in your intestinal tract.

    I haven’t heard of Philips Colon Health specifically before, but most all colon health products like that will be primarily fiber and a few herbs. Fibers (whether from supplements or fruits/veggies/grains) basically just bulk up in your intestines and push things out… they don’t help actually digest food.
    I hope I helped!

  4. An easy way is to take a daily dose of Probiotics (friendly bacteria for the digestive tract) in Capsules and to give its effect a boost you can take Blue Green Sea Algae like Spirulina and/or Chlorella in Capsules-Powder or Tablet form along with it..
    Best

  5. Well, multi vitamins are not going to have anything to do with digestion, except that they can be kinda hard to digest.

    My favorite all-time digestive capsule is Pioneer Digestive Enzymes because you can take it with food to prevent bad digestion (this is the case with all enzymes), but it also contains herbs that will clear up gas, bloating, grumbly-tummy, and all the other yucky symptoms of indigestion, after-the-fact: meaning you can take it once you already feel bad and it will help. Check at your local health food stores for the best substitutions:

    If you can’t find that one, look for a substitute that contains a bunch of this stuff:
    protease
    lipase
    lactase
    amylase
    chymo-trypsin
    pancreatin
    bromelain

    and some of these…
    fennel
    dill
    papaya
    ginger
    cumin

    ***Also get yourself a probiotic, as suggested previously in this chain, since the beneficial bacteria in these complexes regulate the good bacteria vs bad bacteria competition in your gut, and they help you produce the enzymes that you otherwise have to take as a pill. Good brands: Jarrow EPS, New Chapter All-flora (needs refrig), Renew Life Florasmart, Nature’s Way Probifia.

    ****Lastly, if you notice blood or black in your feces, or are having chronic digestive pain, or chronic diarrhea, do not waste your time until you’ve seen a doctor and have been tested for h.pylori or other specific infections which need to be treated in a targeted manner, then start the enzymes & probiotics.

    Good luck 🙂 Its no fun.

    PS – If you know your blood type, and are really after the answer to your questions, there are really excellent recommendations in the book below (I’ve been watching people benefit from a lot of what is in this book(s) or 10+ years, because we sell it at my store)…and it was helpful to me, but don’t forget to see your DR if you have serious or chronic issues.

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