Enzymes are biological catalysts. Until recently, it was thought that all enzymes were protein in nature. It is now known that ribonucleic acids and other non-protein substances can have enzymatic activity as well. Digestive enzymes include pancreatic enzymes, plant-derived enzymes, and fungal-derived enzymes. There are three classes of digestive enzymes: proteolytic enzymes needed to digest protein, lipases needed to digest fat, and amylases needed to digest carbohydrates. In many cases health care practitioners will prescribe digestive enzymes as supplements for individuals suffering from conditions caused by malabsorption (i.e. cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, etc.). Additionally, pancreatic enzymes have been prescribed for use by individuals who are experiencing indigestion which cannot be attributed to a specific cause.
Showing 1-28 of 28 products in Digestive Enzymes