Life Choice - Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme - 60 Capsuls - NPN: 80053908 -- Digestive enzymes, as their name implies, help you break down food into smaller parts that can be absorbed, transported and utilized by every cell in your body. Digestion begins in your mouth, starting with saliva. As food passes into your stomach, proteins are worked on by various enzymes, mainly protease. From there, the food passes into your small intestine, (90% of digestion takes place in your small intestines) where lipase begins to break down fats, and amylase finishes off the carbohydrates.Enzyme deficiency results in poor digestion and poor nutrient absorption. This creates a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including: Constipation Bloating Cramping Flatulence and belching Heartburn and acid refluxChronic malabsorption can lead to a variety of illnesses. Think about itif your body doesnt have the basic nutritional building blocks it needs, your health and ability to recover from illness will be compromised.Besides breaking down food, enzymes (particularly the proteases) can help with gut healing, controlling pathogens, and immune support. Your immune system begins in your gutand if you have enzyme and digestive issues, chances are your immune system isnt functioning as well as it should be.When digestion of foods requires such a heavy demand, enzyme supplies run short and your enzyme-producing capacity can become exhausted. Why does this matter? The high demand for digestive enzymes depletes your bodys production of metabolic enzymes, which every cell in your body needs in order to function.