Digestive enzymes—naturally occurring in your digestive tract—help break down the food you eat so your body can absorb and make use of all the nutrients locked inside that food. Without enzymes, your body would not get the benefits of eating a healthy diet of foods that provide essential vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, amino acids, etc. There are three primary types of digestive enzymes—protease, lipase and amylase or carbohydrase—that have specific dietary targets: proteins, fats and carbohydrates, respectively. Pancreatin, ox bile extract, papain and bromelain are common supplemental forms of digestive enzymes, which can all be found together in our Swanson Premium Digestive Enzymes Formula. For a bit more comprehensive support, try BioCore Optimum Complete Ultimate Full Spectrum Enzymes from Swanson Ultra.