What are digestive enzymes?
Simply put, digestive enzymes break down food into particles your body can absorb and use. They are found throughout the gastrointestinal tract and should be abundant in the stomach. There are 3 primary enzymes that break down food: protease (breaks down proteins), amylase (breaks down carbohydrates), and lipase (breaks down fats). When you are lacking in any of these, your ability to break down food into useable parts is compromised. It can also cause digestive issues.