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This process is completed when the pancreas secretes
, Amyloglucosidase, Lactase
Protein Digestive System
the stomach, food is broken down further by churning and the action of the gastric juice, which contains pepsin and hydrochloric acid.
Pepsin, a protease enzyme that depends on the highly acidic (pH 1.5 to 2.5) environment of the stomach for functionin
Vegetal Analog of Pancreatin (Protease), Acid Stable Protease
Fat Digestive System
Fat digestion occurs in the initial section of the small intestine.
The liver produces bile salts and acids, and stores them in the gall bladder. Bile emulsifies fats, breaking them apart into droplets. In this form they can be attacked by the pancreatic
Fiber Digestive System
Fiber--found in foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables-- provides bulk to enable the large intestine to work effectively.
It also helps regulate the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. The breakdown of certain fibers may add further