The proteins in our food are made up of a combination of 22 amino acids. It’s the job of protease to break proteins down into amino acids so that they can be used to build muscle.
Lipase is responsible for breaking down lipids, or fats, into fatty acids.
Lactase converts milk sugars called lactose into glucose. Glucose is the preferred source of fuel by the body and keeps everything running as it should.
The first digestive enzyme our food reaches as we put it into our mouth, amylase starts the process of digestion. It breaks carbohydrates down into their building blocks – sugars.
The plants we eat, in the form of fruits, vegetables and beans etc are made up of a tough substance called cellulose. Cellulase breaks this down into simple sugars that the body can use for fuel.
Bromelain breaks down proteins into their constituent amino acid parts.