Today we know that carrying extra weight, either around the middle, or the hips is a primary risk for poor energy metabolism and nutrient absorption. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) overweight and obese persons have lower:
Vitamin B6 (roughly 13%)
Vitamin C (roughly 10%)
Vitamin D (roughly 8%)
Vitamin B12 (roughly 4%)
Folate (roughly 4%)
Vitamins A and E (roughly 1%)
This is due to higher levels of inflammation as measured by elevated CRP, a primary indicator of inflammation, and digestive enzymes may make an impact overcoming this obstacle.
In particular, proteases are overlooked for the powerhouses that they are in keeping this inflammatory end product within healthy ranges. Proteases like bromelain, papain & other proteases are particularly beneficial. Would you be surprised to know that digestive enzymes are supportive of your immune system, skin health and mitigating fatigue in addition to digestive support.
Proper digestion with the assistance of digestive enzymes is a first line defense in your arsenal against health challenges and weight loss plateaus.