How to better digest and lose weight thanks to digestive enzymes?

How to better digest and lose weight

thanks to digestive enzymes?

Digestion is an essential process for the proper functioning of the body. But it is also of paramount importance when following a diet, because poor digestion is often synonymous with intestinal disorders, bloated stomach and weight gain.

To quickly eliminate small unsightly bulges and maintain a flat stomach, good digestion is fundamental. In this article, we share with you 100% natural tips, you absolutely need to know!

What does digestion do?

Digestion transforms swallowed food into small molecules that can be absorbed by the cells of the digestive tract. Passing through the blood, these molecules can be used by the body and will be used for the proper functioning of the cells of the various organs.

Digestion itself is the combination of two processes:

  • Mechanical digestion takes place in the mouth and stomach. It reduces food to mush. The teeth grind the food into small pieces and in the stomach the stirring and contractions continue this work of fragmentation.
  • Chemical digestion takes place throughout the digestive tract thanks to enzymes and digestive juices secreted by the stomach or by the liver. Chemical digestion dissolves nutrients and splits them into assimilable elements.

Digestion is comparable to an industrial dismantling chain. It is made up of a succession of organs, each having a specific role, from the fragmentation of food to the assimilation of nutrients. The digestive system includes the mouth, stomach, small intestine, colon, but also the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.

From the first bite, the salivary enzymes immediately begin the work of digesting carbohydrates in the mouth, then the work of breaking down food continues in the stomach thanks to the digestive enzymes, then in the intestine. Thus, the nutrients are absorbed throughout the digestive process, and this to the colon. In the colon, certain fatty acids, vitamins and minerals are absorbed or produced, under the influence of the bacterial flora .

After their absorption, the nutrients pass into the blood which takes them to the liver, whose role is to filter the contents of the food bolus to extract the toxins and eliminate them. Once filtered, the nutrients are then distributed and used by the rest of the body or, when the body's energy needs are met, accumulated to build up reserves.

Thus, digestion is a complex system that involves several organs, enzymes and bacteria that must work in a coordinated and synergistic manner. The slightest failure can impact the entire digestion and reduce the absorption of certain nutrients.

What is the role of digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are involved in the digestion of food. These are molecules that are responsible for breaking down food into smaller fractions to allow the body to absorb the nutrients it needs.

They act as soon as food is present in our stomach like “scissors” which cut food into smaller molecules and transform them from solid to liquid state for the most perfect predigestion possible.

The nutrients assimilated into the blood will then serve as fuel for the functioning of our muscles, our heart or our brain.

Digestive enzymes are therefore the little specialist workers in charge of our good digestion. They are very important because they prevent the descent into our digestive system of undigested food particles. Without them, large molecules could then remain, stagnate, putrefy and turn into toxins.


A sufficient quantity of digestive enzymes is essential for good digestion and good assimilation of nutrients. There are tens of thousands of enzymes, each adapted to a particular chemical reaction:

  • Amylase : It is mainly found in saliva. It is the first enzyme that helps in the first step of breaking down food. It breaks down carbohydrates, starches and sugars to turn them into glucose.

  • Proteases : Also called proteolytic enzymes, these are the enzymes whose mission is to digest proteins to transform them into amino acids. Amino acids play an essential role in the proper functioning of the body. There are two fruits particularly rich in proteolytic enzymes: pineapple, rich in bromelain, and papaya, rich in papain.

  • Lipase : Lipase is made in our pancreas and secreted into the small intestine. It digests lipids, i.e. fats, to transform them into fatty acids. Fatty acids have an energetic, structural, anti-inflammatory and protective role in the body.

Identify signs of digestive enzyme deficiency.

At 20, large meals are not a problem... But over time, it's not the same: some meals are difficult to pass, you have to be careful with certain foods and after meals you are much less fit. …

From around the age of 30, the levels of digestive enzymes naturally secreted in the body decrease and make digestion difficult.

Thus, poorly degraded foods end up in the colon, where they ferment and can trigger disorders that can impact the entire upper chain of the digestive system, in addition to reducing the absorption of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

A deficit in digestive enzymes leads to incomplete degradation of food, therefore malabsorption of nutrients responsible for digestive discomfort : bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, presence of fat in the stool, etc.

On the other hand, poor eating habits can aggravate digestive disorders. For example, it has been found that the level of salivary amylase in Westerners decreases about 30 times between the ages of 30 and 80.

This drop in enzymes would be linked to our modern diet because it is not found in populations that feed largely on raw foods.

According to scientists, eating processed foods that are overcooked and high in saturated fat leads to saturation of the enzyme system . Our organs wear themselves out making more enzymes, especially our pancreas.

How to fill a lack of digestive enzymes?

There are many foods that naturally contain digestive enzymes:


  • Raw fruits and vegetables are good sources of enzymes and particularly: ginger, mango, kiwi, fig, aloe vera... Pineapple and papaya are rich in proteolytic enzymes and thus facilitate the digestion of proteins . Sprouted seeds also provide a lot of enzymes.


  • Fermented foods are also full of enzymes and aid digestion.

For example, add olives, pickles, capers or cider vinegar to your preparations.


To preserve the digestive enzymes naturally present in food and in your body:

  • Favor very gentle (below 50°) and long cooking times because they help preserve the enzymes naturally present in food.
  • Avoid fatty or spicy foods, carbonated drinks as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat seated , at regular times, chewing your food well.

To supply your body with digestive enzymes and thus facilitate digestion, you can turn to nutritional supplements .

At D-LAB, we have specially developed the Enzymatic Slimming Complex , a formula rich in digestive enzymes 100% of natural and vegetable origin. This innovative complex combines papain, bromelain and an extract of Kola, titrated in caffeine.

Its assets improve the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, and promote fat burning and weight loss .

  • Lipase is the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of lipids . It will degrade triglycerides into simpler molecules, assimilable by the body, and used as a source of energy.

  • Papain is a powerful and natural enzyme that comes from papaya . Papain has a positive influence on the waistline, by attacking the fatty dimples that are located there. It will thus make it possible to drain, desinfiltrate and evacuate excess fat deposits.

  • Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from pineapple. It has similar benefits to papain. This plant enzyme helps eliminate fat and reduce water retention. These two combined actions provide valuable help in the fight against cellulite.

  • White bean extract contains specific proteins that reduce the assimilation of sugars in the intestine. They thus help to reduce the level of sugar in the blood, and consequently the level of triglycerides.

  • The kola extract helps control the feeling of hunger. It also acts as a real metabolism booster by accelerating calorie expenditure and activating fat burning. Its high content of caffeine (10%), theobromine and tannins makes it an excellent stimulant for weight loss.

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