Digestive Enzymes

What Are Digestive Enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are composed of amino acids. There are more than 3,000 different enzymes and each one has a different function. Digestive enzymes help your body to break down your food so your body can absorb all the nutrients efficiently. If you don’t consume enough digestive enzymes, your body will be unable to break down your food. This means, no matter how nutritious the foods you eat are, your body will be unable to absorb its nutrients without digestive enzymes. There are four main types of digestive enzymes: lipase enzymes which help digest and assimilate fats, protease/peptidase enzymes which break down proteins, amylase enzymes which are responsible for breaking down carbohydrates or starch and finally, cellulase enzymes which help the body break down cellulose molecules into simple sugars. Digestive enzymes can be sourced from papayas, mangoes, avocados and bananas. They are also available in supplement form. Consuming digestive supplements helps your body to consume more nutrients from your foods.

Buying Digestive Enzymes Supplements

At Evergreen.ie we stock a number of digestive enzymes supplements from top quality brands including Solgar, Terranova and Patrick Holford. They are available in many forms including tablet, capsule and liquid. Take a closer look at our digestive supplements for more information on the many benefits of taking a digestive enzyme and finding one which is best suited to your needs.
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