Digestive Enzymes. No matter what specific foods we eat, our diets are composed of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Digestive enzymes break down protein, carbohydrates and fats into progressively smaller components. Enzyme supplements normally contain amylase, protease and lipase.
Enzymes assist in thousands of vital functions in the body including detoxification. As we age our enzyme activity slows and supplementation can help.