Why do the pancreas and small intestine continuously produce enzymes if enzymes are reusable?

Answer A few things. The pH is not high in the small intestine. If it were, your small intestine would be significantly eroded. The pancreas releases, among other things, bicarbonate, a very basic compoun... Read More »

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Enzymes produced by the pancreas help break down what?

The pancreas is the main source of enzymes for digesting fats (lipids) and proteins.* Lipase works with bile from the liver to break down fat molecules so they can be absorbed and used by the body.... Read More »

Should I take digestive enzymes?

On One Hand: Digestive Enzymes are ImperativeDigestive enzymes are one of the things you lose as you get older. Because of this, your body has a harder time digesting the foods you eat, especiall... Read More »

Where do restriction enzymes cut?

Restriction enzymes are present in all types of bacteria. They are used as a defense mechanism against viruses (bacteriophages). Restriction enzymes cut a sequence of the bacteria's DNA between two... Read More »

Food and Enzymes?

The process of digestion is complex; the body processes food with the aid of enzymes and co-enzymes. The relationship between food and enzymes is systemic. What people choose to eat can determine ... Read More »