FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
What Are Digestive Enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are protein compounds that aid in the breakdown and digestion of food. They are found naturally in raw foods and produced by the body. There are three classes: proteolytic enzymes digest protein, lipases digest fat, and amylases digest carbohydrates. Supplements are used to aid digestion; some people are deficient in digestive enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes may also help reduce pain and inflammation from injuries, osteoarthritis, and surgery. Side effects and allergic reactions are rare.