- To facilitate the digestive process
- To break down protein into smaller molecules like peptides and amino acids
- To break down fats into fatty acids and a glycerol molecule
- To break down carbohydrates into simple sugars
VemoZyme® PAL is a proprietary enzyme blend for facilitating the digestive process. We need digestive enzymes, because our digestive system can only absorb nutrients, but not food directly.
The main role of these enzymes is to break down the food into nutrients. We need more than one digestive enzyme, because every enzyme is acting in different part of our digestive system.
What are proteases, lipases and amylases?
Proteases, lipases and amylases are three of the main digestive enzymes in the human organism. The main function of proteases is to break down protein into smaller molecules like peptides and amino acids. Lipases can break down fats into three fatty acids and a glycerol molecule, and amylases break down carbohydrates into simple sugars.
Proteases, lipases and amylases are produced in the salivary glands, pancreas, stomach and small intestine.
Why are digestive enzymes so important to us?
Amylase, which is found in the saliva (salivary amylase), starts the digestion of starch in the food. Amylase is resistant to the pH in the mouth, which is typically about 6.8 – very weakly acidic. Most digestive enzymes will denature, because they are sensitive to pH. There is another amylase, called pancreatic amylase, which completes digestion of carbohydrates and produces glucose.
Lipases have essential role in the digestion process. Lipases act mainly in the small intestine, where the fats are digested. The absorption of fatty acids is helped by the release of pancreatic lipase from the pancreas and bile from the liver. Another type lipase is lingual lipase, which can start the digestion of some fats in the mouth.
The three main proteases are pepsin, trypsin and chymotrypsin. Proteases work in the pancreas where they help the digestion of long protein chains into shorter fragments. Pepsin helps the beginning of protein digestion. Trypsin and chymotrypsin are made in the pancreas. They produce simple amino acids and complete the protein digestion. VemoZyme® PAL helps digestion and the cope with symptoms like swollen belly, stomach acid pain, stomach gas and difficulties with food absorption.