Amylase Enzyme

Amylase is an enzyme that is vital for the digestion of carbohydrates, converting them to glucose for energy. It is made in the pancreas and the glands that make saliva. Thorough chewing of food helps produce amylase in saliva, while the pancreas produces amylase to continue digesting carbohydrates in the small intestine. Low levels of amylase reduce your ability to properly break down and metabolize food, and are associated with higher risk of metabolic syndrome.