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Digestive enzymes are secreted by various parts of the digestive system and pancreas. They help to break down components of food. In addition to naturally occurring enzymes produced by the body, supplemental digestive enzymes may be taken in capsule form to assist in the digestive process. Vegetable digestive enzymes include; Protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase, dialase, invertase, lactase, pectinase and alpha galactosidase. Digestive enzymes should be taken in conjunction with probiotics, when treating acid reflux.
Digestive enzymes, which are normally secreted by different glands in the digestive system, help to break down food molecules into smaller particles in order to aid digestion. Each enzyme has a specific function related to different elements of food. For example: lactase breaks down lactose (milk sugars), protease and pepsin break down proteins and diatase digests vegetable starch.
Those who suffer from acid reflux usually need more digestive enzymes than their bodies produce. A good digestive enzyme supplement should contain protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase, diastase, invertase, lactase, pectinase and alpha galactosidase. Just ask for a full spectrum product.
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