Food intolerances are caused by enzyme deficiencies and can
lead to digestive discomfort in both children, teens, and adults. Supplementing
the diet with specialized enzymes for gluten, lactose, phenol and casein
digestion may assist in lessening discomforts common to intolerance.
Our Kids & Teens Chewable Enzymes help break down the food our Kids/Teens
consume. They make it possible for them to absorb nutrients and eliminate
waste. A digestive enzyme is a great place to start when incorporating enzymes
into your plan of action for your Kid/Teen.
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Digestive Enzymes and Neurodevelopmental Disorders:
Children and Teens with neurodevelopmental disorders often experience
higher instances of digestion issues related to food intolerance,
sensitivities, and/or allergies and may benefit from digestive enzymes as well. Research has shown that children and teens with ADHD are significantly more prone to bowel
problems than other peers, further underscoring the need to investigate the role that diet and digestive health may play for kids with learning and
behavioral problems. If your child is lactose intolerant or gluten sensitive or has weak gut junctions that don't properly control what passes through the lining of the small intestine (intestinal permeability), GI symptoms can and usually do occur.
When traditional trigger foods like dairy and gluten are not fully digested in the stomach,
food particles may escape through the weakened lining of the gut and into the
bloodstream. When undigested food particles seep into the bloodstream, which is
often referred to as leaky gut syndrome, it triggers an immune response in the
body and brain. Chemicals produced during this immune response can affect a
child’s behavior, focus, and learning ability. Kids with food sensitivities may
also experience vitamin and mineral deficiencies due to poor absorption, which
may further exacerbate a child's learning or behavioral struggles.
Autism and Phenols:
Phenols are unique properties that can found in high or low
amounts in different foods. High levels of phenols in certain foods seem to
affect children with autism and individuals with sensitive digestive and/or
immune systems. In addition, salicylates and additives can also have a negative
affect the children and in many cases, need to be avoided altogether.
It is important to note that almost all foods have phenols,
but in different amounts. A child with low PST (phenol sulfur
transferase) will have trouble processing foods high in phenols, so you will
want to reduce or avoid eating foods high in phenols, so the child’s body does
not overload when trying to process the phenols it will ingest anyway.
As stated by My Child Will
Thrive: Take enzyme
supplementation to support the breakdown of phenols. As all diets
will include some level of phenols, in addition to reducing dietary phenols,
you can give your child enzymes to help in the appropriate breakdown of the
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