Digestive Enzymes And Their Role

Enzymes are proteins which act as a biological catalyst within the living cells. Enzymes play an important role in the digestion of food, as they consist of proteins that help perform various functions in the body [1]. This clearly shows how vital enzymes are to ensure a well functioning body through the aiding of digestion and metabolism. Certain enzymes are produced in the body, while some are provided though the foods we consume. The enzymes present naturally in fruits & plants are metabolised after ingestion and are considered safe for us. 

The human body uses thousands of enzymes to carry out a myriad of biochemical processes. One of the most importance enzyme-assisted processes is digestion. Enzymes help break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into 3 simple compounds that the body can absorb and burn for energy or use to build or repair tissue. These include; amylase and lipase in the saliva that break down carbohydrates and fats; proteases (pepsin) released in the stomach that aid in the digestion of proteins; and lipases, amylases, and proteases that are secreted in the small intestine which all play pivotal roles in completing the digestive process [2].


Ample scientific research has proven the importance of digestive enzymes to our health by enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients in the foods that we eat. However, some of the food types; especially processed foods are unable to be well digested by our body, and the reason may be that our bodies do not produce enough of our own digestive enzymes. This mostly happens with poor diet choices where we do not consume enough foods with natural enzymes or as we are ageing as that decreases our natural enzyme production [3]. Poor enzyme production can lead to problems of nutrient insufficiency and even deficiency resulting in a whole host of health problems. 


Reduced digestive enzymes and unbalanced gastrointestinal flora can weaken your both digestive and immune systems that fight bacterial & viral infection which can relate to the current world COVID-19 situation. There are countless products on the market to help improve gut health and immune function, but do any of them actually work? Which options are the best?

When selecting a digestive enzyme, keep in mind that it is always best to opt for products that are as close to 100% natural and free from chemicals, synthetic ingredients and additives. We hope our science based articles will help you choose genuine products that can actually help you.


The OOMMI Koso Enzyme is extracted through a three month long fermentation process of pure pineapple, papaya, apple, grapes, guava and sugarcane. It is a 100% pure liquid digestive enzyme without any added water, preservatives, or chemical additives. Koso Enzyme contains bromelain and papain which are rich in antioxidant properties and enzymes such as amylase, protease and lipase to improve your general digestion and health.



Chatterjee, B. and Sharma, A., 2018. FRUIT ENZYMES AND THEIR APPLICATION: A REVIEW. International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, pp.84-88.

Enzyme Technical Association, 2001. Enzymes; A primer on use and Benefits today and tomorrow. Enzyme Technical Association, Washington, DC, p.34.

Riccitelli, M.L. and WEISS, J., 1965. Relationship between enzyme imbalance and the aging process. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 13(5), pp.469-474.

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