Enzymes are essential for healthy digestion and a healthy body. They work with other chemicals in the body, such as stomach acid and bile, to help break down food into molecules for a wide range of bodily functions. Fortuna Nutrition's premium formula contains 3 of the most important ingredients for healthy digestion:
breaks down starches and carbohydrates into sugars. It is produced in the salivary glands, pancreas, and small intestine. One type of amylase, called ptyalin, is made in the salivary glands and starts to act on starches while food is still in your mouth. It remains active even after you swallow. Pancreatic amylase is made in the pancreas and delivered to the small intestine. Here it continues to break down starch molecules into sugars, which are ultimately digested into glucose by other enzymes. This is then absorbed into the body’s blood circulation through the wall of the small intestine.
breaks down proteins into amino acids. It is produced in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. Most of the chemical reactions occur in the stomach and small intestine. In the stomach, pepsin is the main digestive enzyme attacking proteins. Several other pancreatic enzymes go to work when protein molecules reach the small intestine.
breaks down lipids, which are fats and oils, into glycerol and fatty acids. It is produced in the pancreas and small intestine. A type of lipase is also found in breast milk to help a baby more easily digest fat molecules when nursing. Lipids play many roles, including long-term energy storage and supporting cellular health.
Fortuna Nutrition recognizes Enzymes are crucial to good health. Your body produces them, you can also get them in fruits, vegetables, and other foods. However, Fortuna Nutrition's Digestive Enzyme premium formula gives you everything you need in capsule form.