Amylase (alpha amylase) is an enzyme that breaks down long chain carbohydrates (starch) – Cellular energy. Amylase breaks starch down into sugar, it is present in human saliva, where the chemical process of digestion begins. The pancreas also secretes amylase into the small intestine to assist in the breakdown of dietary starch into both TRI- and DI-saccharides.
Medical conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis, chronic pancreatitus, pancreatic cancer and kidney disease/failure may warrant amylase supplementation. Amylase is used in the baking of breads to break down the complex sugars (found in flour) into simple sugars.
Amylase testing can help doctors to diagnose many diseases.
This therapeutic enzyme can be found in the following Detoxologie product: