What is the function of digestive enzymes?


The primary function of digestive enzymes is to break down a particular nutrient into a form that can be eventually absorbed by the body.

The digestive enzymes Amylase, Maltase, Lactase, Lipase, and Protease are the most important ones.

for example,

Amylase  converts carbohydrates into simple sugars (Glucose ).

Maltose is converted to glucose by maltase.

Fats are converted into fatty acids and glycerol by lipases.

Proteins are changed into amino acids by proteases.

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