Each day the body produces several thousands of enzymes. The body uses enzymes for all its chemical actions and reactions. Digestive enzymes are produced in the salivary glands of the mouth and in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. They are responsible for digestion of nutrients as well as their absorption, transportation, metabolization, and elimination. Because enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat, many are harmed by modern food-processing methods like microwaving and pasteurization, which render them ineffective.
The body uses three main kinds of enzymes in the digestive process. This formula contains all three. Amylase enzymes break down starches or carbohydrates and are found naturally in the mouth saliva and the pancreatic and intestinal liquids. Protease enzymes are used to break down proteins and are found in the pancreatic and intestinal fluids. Lipase aids in fat digestion.