MEGAPLUS ZYMES (120 Capsules) This comprehensive digestive enzyme formula can assist in the breakdown of a wide range of proteins, peptides, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fibers. These vegetarian capsules can be used by children or adults to assist more complete and proper digestion of food as needed. Enzymes play a crucial role in digestion, as they break down food components into molecules that can be readily absorbed and assimilated by the body. Cooking and heat processing destroy raw food enzymes, placing the full burden of digestion on the pancreas and other digestive organs. Fewer enzymes may be excreted in certain health conditions. Supplemental enzymes can assist in the breakdown of food and enhance the absorption of vitamins and minerals by reducing food to its essential elements.