Hello, I'm Linden Schaffer, and I'm here to talk to you today about the 12 most important digestive enzymes in your body. We need digestive enzymes in order to digest the food and nutrients that we eat. The digestive process goes throughout the GI tract and four areas produce the most important enzymes in your body; our mouth and salivary glands, our stomach, our pancreas and the small intestine. In order to effectively breakdown the nutrients in our body, the 12 most important digestive enzymes are actually broken into six categories regarding the food that we eat. The first is the carbohydrates and starch. Those two digestive enzymes are amylase and glucoamylase. Then you have sugar which is broken down by galactosidase and invertase. Fiber is broken down with cellulase, hemicellulase and pectinase. Dairy is broken down by lactase. Fiber is broken down by lipase. And lastly, proteins are broken down by neutral protease, bromelain and papain. If you're having trouble digesting your food it could be anything from a food allergy to insufficient enzyme production. But, before you go taking supplements or trying to make these changes on your own, I suggest you consult a professional to walk you through your current food habits and your current lifestyle to see where changes do need to be made.