Category: Digestive Enzymes

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Digestive Enzymes Glossary

Amylase is a digestive enzyme that helps break down carbohydrates into smaller particles. Amylase is mainly produced in the pancreas, however, small amounts of amylase is also produced by the salivary glands in your mouth. Although most carbohydrate digestion occurs in the small intestine by the pancreatic amylase, small amounts of…

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The Impressive Benefits of the Silkworm Enzyme (Serrapeptase)

If you have any type of health condition that involves inflammation, such as arthritis, sinus problems or blockage of the arteries, the proteolytic enzyme called serrapeptase may be able to help you. This is an enzyme derived from silkworms, and it has helped people with a surprising number of health problems. It works by dissolving…
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Common Symptoms of Digestive Enzyme Deficiency

Are you suffering from malnutrition? If you are suffering from digestive enzyme deficiency, there’s a good chance you are. It’s hard to believe someone who eats three full, healthy meals a day and takes a multivitamin every morning could be malnourished. But it’s more than possible, especially if your digestive system doesn’t get the enzymes…
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Does Your Furry Friend Need an Enzyme Boost?

Just as humans can suffer from digestive disorders, so can our lovable pets. Most pet owners don’t realize that a dog’s and cat’s systems are somewhat like our own in the illnesses that can occur. A dog or cat suffering from digestive problems can develop a serious condition called EPI. EPI or Exocrine Pancreatic Deficiency…
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The Top 5 Reasons to Take Digestive Enzyme Supplements

Today more and more people are choosing homeopathic methods to help in the healing process of their bodies. The latest buzz has been on digestive enzyme supplements. People all over the world take these supplements for all kinds of conditions, from heartburn to eczema. While so many people are talking about these supplements and how…
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Digestive Enzymes 101: Digestive Enzymes and their Importance

Digestives enzymes play a vital role in the proper digestion and absorption of the things we eat and drink. They assist various parts of the digestive system in breaking down what we consume into different nutrients, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Glands that produce digestive enzymes can be found in the mouth, the stomach, in the…
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Pancreatitis – Digestive Enzymes Gone Wild

Deep inside your belly, tucked neatly between your stomach and your spine, is a long flat gland known as the pancreas. While most people never give this enzyme-producing part of their digestive system a second thought, when your pancreas becomes inflamed (a condition known as pancreatitis), this forgotten gland can quickly grab your attention by…
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