Digestive enzymes help to break down food and nutrients. Here are the common ones:
Amylase - digests carbohydrates
Protease - digests proteins and helps to reduce food allergies
Lipase - digests fats
Lactase - digests milk sugar
Cellulase - breaks down fiber
Maltase - digests complex sugar
Phytase - responsible for overall digestion and B vitamins production
Food intolerances like lactose and complex carbohydrates (bean and yam) are mostly related to insufficiency of digestive enzymes to break down certain food components.
Systemic enzymes involve functions like reducing inflammation and swelling (e.g. joint), breaking down blood clots and removing sputum. Serrapeptase, nattokinase, and bromelain are the common ones.
Digestive enzymes – who will benefit?
How to select digestive enzymes?
Systemic enzymes – who will benefit?
Choose protein enzymes with a broad spectrum and high potency