Digestive enzymes break down macromolecules into their smaller building blocks, in order to facilitate their absorption by the body.
- Amylase, produced in the mouth, breaks down large starch molecules into smaller sugar molecules.
- Pepsin, produced in the stomach. starts the process of breaking down protein to Amino Acid building blocks
- Trypsin, produced in the pancreas and is located in the small intestine, continues the breakdown process of protein
- Lipase, produced in the mouth, pancreas and small intestines. breaks down fat in the food