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Enzymes & DigestionDigestion and Enzymes last updated 8.25.05 How digestion works Here is a very nice illustration and simple description of the digestive tract: Illustration of Gastrointestinal Tract Where Enzymes Work in the Gut This is an important consideration when considering enzymes. Next, the foods goes to the stomach where it resides about 60 minutes or more as it is further digested by the stomach acid and pepsin. Once the food enters the small intestine, plant enzymes continue to work. The enzymes from the small intestine include: lactase (breaks down milk sugar), DPP IV (breaks down milk protein and other protein bonds), and dissacharrides (breaks down some starches and sugars). Anything that disrupts the small intestine may also disrupt the production and release of these enzymes. So any time the gut lining gets injured, these enzymes may not be available for digesting food. Another strategy is to take measures to proactively heal the gut. Where Nutrients are Absorbed in the Gut Yes. No.
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