What is Pepsin?

An endopeptidase that breaks down proteins into smaller peptides. It is produced in the chief cells of the stomach lining and is one of the main digestive enzymes in the digestive systems of humans and many other animals, where it helps digest the proteins in food.

What are the health benefits of Pepsin?
  • It helps break down food particles to help them to be further broken down and eliminated from the stomach
  • Pepsin helps to break down protein, carbohydrates, and fat, which can be used as fuel
  • Pepsin helps to absorb nutrients from food
  • Pepsin helps to reduce the size of food particles, which can help to reduce bloating and gas
  • Pepsin can help reduce heartburn and indigestion
  • Pepsin can help to eliminate excess mucus and reduce inflammation in the stomach lining
  • Pepsin can help to reduce the chances of infections in the stomach lining
Which foods interact with Pepsin?
  • High-fat foods
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Garlic
  • Soy
  • Peppermint
  • Tomatoes