What is Chyme?
Chyme (“/kʌɪm/”) is the medical term used to describe the pulpy and semi-fluid composition of partly undigested food, fluid, stomach acid/gastric juices (hydrochloric acid), and digestive enzymes such as pancreatic enzymes and bile. Chyme is initially created in the stomach through both mechanical and chemical processes and passed on into the small intestine for absorption. Chyme is a critical component of gut health and the digestive system. It contains valuable digestive secretions crucial in the maintenance of fluid, electrolyte balance and gut biome.