Pancreas Health Supplements
Pancreas health supplements promote a healthy pancreas and support healthy triglyceride levels in the body.
The pancreas is a gland located in the abdomen near the liver and part of the small intestine. It is responsible for secreting hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which are in charge of regulating blood sugar. The pancreas also secretes enzymes into the digestive tract to break down food. Exocrine cells in the pancreas produce digestive juices which contain these digestive enzymes and flow into the small intestine where they become active. The three main types of enzymes are lipases (break down fats), proteases (break down proteins), and amylases (break down carbohydrates). If enzymes become active in the pancreas, the pancreas begins “digesting itself” and becomes inflamed (pancreatitis). This can be a painful and serious condition. Gallstones, high triglyceride levels in the bloodstream, and alcohol can increase the risk of developing pancreatitis.
Pancreas health supplements are formulated to support a healthy lifestyle that includes a low-fat diet, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, exercising regularly, and trying to maintain a healthy weight. Regularly drinking ginger tea may also benefit pancreas health.