Enzymes are a category of complex protein molecules that carry out a variety of functions in the natural world.
In the human body, they are responsible for such actions as digestion, energy release and blood purification, amongst countless others.
Our bodies contain over thirteen hundred different kinds of enzymes performing thousands upon thousands of different roles, each essential and each unique.
Enzymes are of great importance for our body system
The food that we eat is converted into energy by enzymes, which convert the complex forms of protein, carbohydrate and fat in solid food into smaller, simpler forms that the body can utilize.
The first enzyme in this digestive chain, amylase, will begin to work even before the food is in your mouth, thanks to your sensory organs sending signals to your brain that food is nearby.
Your brain tells you that you are hungry, and glands in your mouth secrete amylase to begin the digestion of the food you are about to eat.