Digestive Enzymes: Amylase

A week and a half ago, I started a series of posts on digestive enzymes (found here) and today's post will look specifically at Amylase or Carbohydrase.  We are starting with one of the more complicated enzyme categories because amylase breaks down carbs which include sugars, fiber and complex carbohydrates.  Simply stated amylase breaks down fruit, vegetables, and legumes. Highlights on Amylase: Breaks down carbohydrates, such as starch and glycogen Regulates histamine when taken on an empty stomach Reduces food cravings Increases blood sugar Available from different sources, can be blended to increase potency, and is measured in SKB and DU Quick Recap: Inefficient digestion leads to heartburn, indigestion, acid … [Read more...]