Many suffer from the problem of slow metabolism where they get the feeling of fullness hours after having a meal. They feel lethargic and fatigued throughout the day as the body's system is digesting food at a slow rate and in longer duration, they may gain excess weight. Rather the body stores fat due to slow metabolism and it causes obesity. There are many women suffering from such condition of faulty metabolism which causes obesity. This can be compared to blocked drainage where the flow of water is constrained, and it becomes a breeding ground for micro-organisms. Such metabolic factors prevent the body from getting nutrition through healthy food.
Most people with such slow metabolism suffer from slow intestinal transit and have constipation which can trigger hemorrhoids. Metabolic rates can be changed by changing our eating habits and adding more herbs, which can improve digestive health, reduce heartburn, and prevent infections and ulcers in the digestive tract.
Metabolic disorders can change the transit time and people who suffer from overactive thyroid have faster metabolic rate and are prone to hyper motility of the bowel, whereas, people with hypothyroidism suffer from underactive thyroid and slow metabolism which causes constipation. Similarly, some suffer from diabetes and are unable to digest or get energy through dietary sugars. Healthy foods and physical activities can enhance metabolism, while, extreme starvation causes weight loss in the start but can change metabolism and reduce bowel transit speed. In general, people who are active have faster metabolism as compared to sedentary people. Certain herbs, as in, Herbozyme capsules can improve digestive health by regulating these metabolic syndromes and providing bio nutrition to speed up bowel exit and regulate thyroid function.
E.g. Asafetida, one of its components, has strong stinking smell and is rich in iron, calcium, proteins and phosphorus. Studies claim it can help in case of constipation and gastric disorders. It cures indigestion and IBS. It is widely used for reducing cramping, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, bloating and even serious issues of gastrointestinal tract such as colorectal cancer and food poisoning. Traditionally, the hot water extract of the gum was taken to treat upset stomach which works as carminative, expectorant and antispasmodic.
If taken with black salt and cup of warm water it can reduce heartburn and flatulence. This belongs to the family of plant oleoresin which has hot effect on body internally. The mechanism involves the activation of the TRPA1 which has similar effects to the garlic. Study on rats found its regular intake was able to reduce cholesterol in circulating blood, which happens as it restricts cholesterol absorption through the intestinal tract. It was able to increase breakdown of proteins, starches and fats which attenuated sucrose absorption.
Similarly, Ajwain or Trachyspermum ammi is another herbal ingredient in the Herbozyme capsules which can improve digestive health as it possesses wound healing properties, anti bacterial and antifungal properties. Studies found frozen ajwain seeds were able to show high antioxidant properties as compared to fresh ones. The study found even after processing and storing for months, the properties of such herbs is not lost.