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Aids the breakdown of carbohydrates

Carbohydrase

Aids the transfer of carbon dioxide.

Carboxylase

a copper containing enzyme involved in the production of dopa from tyrosine

Tyrosinase

Accelerates the decomposition of sulfuric Esters

Sulfatase

An antioxidant enzyme in living cells that fight free radicals and breaks down waste products in the body.

Catalase

An enzyme complex that is involved in the electron transport phase of cell respiration.

Cytochrome Oxidase

A biological compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that is an important source of food and energy.

Carbohydrates

Hydrolyzes sucrose

Sucrase

A natural precursor of epinephrine and dopamine

Dopa

Essential fatty acids that are a concentrated source of energy. They are carriers of vitamin A, E and K. They nourish the blood vessels, nerves, skin and tissue.

Lipids

Breaks down dipeptides in the final stage of protein digestion.

Dipeptidase

Splits amino acids from peptides.

Peptidase

a compound composed of two amino acids.

Dipeptides

Produces hydrogen cyanide in the presence of water.

Emulsin

A disaccharide found naturally in many plants.

Sucrose

A water soluble substance, solid at room temperature, that belongs to a group of chemicals that are main constitutes of food derived from e.g. animal tissue, nuts, and seeds

Dietary fats

An extremely poisonous colorless liquid or gas with a characteristic smell of almonds.

Cyanide

A linear molecule made up of two or more linked amino acids.

Peptides

Any complex biochemical catalysts produced by living cells that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any change.

Enzymes

Involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates.

Enolase

Derived from animal products and sugar and contains the artery-clogging cholesterol LDL.

Saturated fats

An organic, often fragrant compound formed in a reaction between an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of water.

Ester

Catalyzes the hydrolysis of an ester.

Esterase

A chemical reaction in which a compound reacts with water, causing decomposition and the production of two or more of the compounds for example in the conversion of starch to glucose.

Hydrolysis

Controls hydrolysis.

Hydrolase

A pancreatic enzyme that breaks down fat.

Lipase

Daily caloric intake recommendation for CARBOHYDRATES , fruits, vegetables and grains.

58%

Breaks down maltose into glucose.

Maltase

Helps neutralize harmful peroxides.

Peroxidase

Daily caloric intake recommendation for PROTEINS grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and vegetables

12%

Breaks down nucleic acids.

Nucleases

Daily caloric intake recommendation for FATS nuts and plants.

30%

An acid found in all living cells.

Nucleic acid

Substances that accelerate and precipitate the hundreds of thousands of biochemical reactions in the body that control life's processes.

Catalyst

The substance on which an enzyme acts.

Substrate

Those who are lactose intolerant lack the enzymes needed to break down what?

Milk sugar

What two groups are enzymes often divided into?

Digestive and metabolic

Which macronutrient do most people have trouble digesting?

Fat

Secreted along the gastrointestinal tract and break down Foods, enabling the nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream for use in various bodily functions.

Digestive enzymes

Found in the stomach and pancreatic juices and also present and fats in foods, aids in fat digestion.

Lipase

Found in saliva and in the pancreatic and intestinal juices, breaks down carbohydrates.

Amylase

Found in the stomach juices and also in the pancreatic and intestinal juices, helps to digest protein.

Protease

Enzymes that catalyze the various chemical reactions within the cells, such as energy production and detoxification.

Metabolic enzymes

An antioxidant that protects the cells by attacking a common free radical superoxide

Superoxide dismutase SOD

Breaks down hydrogen peroxide, and metabolic waste product, and liberate oxygen for the body to use.

Catalase

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