Amylase is a protein is produced in the salivary gland and pancreas that creates various digestive enzymes and makes the metabolism function properly. Amylase helps the human body digest carbohydrates by converting starch and glycogen into simple sugars for digestion. As a result, the body gets more out of food, such as energy. The health benefits of amylase are numerous.
Amylase forms three very special starch metabolizing enzymes that speed up the digestive process: alpha, beta, and y-enzymes. The digestive process begins in the mouth; the enzymes in saliva break down food as you chew. In the acidic environment of the stomach, the enzymes from the pancreas break it down further before it works its way to the gut.
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