Digestive Enzymes

Have you noticed that your digestion isn’t what it used to be? There’s a simple reason for that. The body’s manufacturing of enzymes slows as we age. These protein molecules work throughout the digestive tract to give us energy.

The good news is that supplemental enzymes, taken when you eat a meal, can aid digestion. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common enzymes and their uses. 


What It Digests

Used For



 Pain and swelling, sinus infections, colitis



 Blood sugar and cholesterol regulation, intestinal tract detoxification



 Sugar digestion, bacterial infections


 Lactose (milk sugar)

 Lactose intolerance



 Celiac and Crohn’s diseases, indigestion, IBS


 Proteins, fats, carbs 

 Digestive problems, viral infections, sports injuries, food allergies, autoimmune disorders 


 Proteins, fats, carbs

 Pain and swelling, diarrhea, psoriasis




“Bromelain”; “Lactase Enzyme Oral”; “Papain;” www.webmd.com
“The Health Benefits of Cellulase,” 5/29/11; “The Health Benefits of Invertase,” 7/1/11; by Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, Global Healing Center, www.globalhealingcenter.co