Aids the breakdown of carbohydrates
Aids the transfer of carbon dioxide.
a copper containing enzyme involved in the production of dopa from tyrosine
Accelerates the decomposition of sulfuric Esters
An antioxidant enzyme in living cells that fight free radicals and breaks down waste products in the body.
An enzyme complex that is involved in the electron transport phase of cell respiration.
A biological compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that is an important source of food and energy.
A natural precursor of epinephrine and dopamine
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.
Breaks down dipeptides in the final stage of protein digestion.
Splits amino acids from peptides.
a compound composed of two amino acids.
Produces hydrogen cyanide in the presence of water.
A disaccharide found naturally in many plants.
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
An extremely poisonous colorless liquid or gas with a characteristic smell of almonds.
A linear molecule made up of two or more linked amino acids.
Any complex biochemical catalysts produced by living cells that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any change.
Involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
Derived from animal products and sugar and contains the artery-clogging cholesterol LDL.
An organic, often fragrant compound formed in a reaction between an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of water.
Catalyzes the hydrolysis of an ester.
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.
A pancreatic enzyme that breaks down fat.
Daily caloric intake recommendation for CARBOHYDRATES , fruits, vegetables and grains.
Breaks down maltose into glucose.
Helps neutralize harmful peroxides.
Daily caloric intake recommendation for PROTEINS grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and vegetables
Breaks down nucleic acids.
Daily caloric intake recommendation for FATS nuts and plants.
An acid found in all living cells.
Substances that accelerate and precipitate the hundreds of thousands of biochemical reactions in the body that control life's processes.
The substance on which an enzyme acts.
Those who are lactose intolerant lack the enzymes needed to break down what?
What two groups are enzymes often divided into?
Digestive and metabolic
Which macronutrient do most people have trouble digesting?
Secreted along the gastrointestinal tract and break down Foods, enabling the nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream for use in various bodily functions.
Found in the stomach and pancreatic juices and also present and fats in foods, aids in fat digestion.
Found in saliva and in the pancreatic and intestinal juices, breaks down carbohydrates.
Found in the stomach juices and also in the pancreatic and intestinal juices, helps to digest protein.
Enzymes that catalyze the various chemical reactions within the cells, such as energy production and detoxification.
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.