WHAT ARE DIGESTIVE ENZYMES?
The foods we eat are useless without digestive enzymes, specialized catalysts that break foods into absorbable nutrients: amino acids, fatty acids, simple sugars, minerals, vitamins, and more. Life uses these nutrients to construct, repair, and energize our trillions of miraculous cells, as well as tissues, glands, organs and systems—heart, brain, liver, kidneys, bones, lung, skin, and all the rest.
In a perfect world, digesting enzymes come from two sources. Enzymes naturally present in raw foods do about 60% of the work (from 10-90%, depending on the kind of food). Our body completes the job with digestive enzymes made by the GI tract (salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, small intestine).
Our reality, however, is different.