Protease (Aspergillus oryzae) Protease refers to a group of enzymes also called proteolytic enzymes or proteinases whose primary function is the breakdown (catabolism by hydrolysis) of specific peptide bonds of amino acids and proteins in a polypeptide chain. Peptidase (Aspergillus oryzae) Peptidases refers to a protease that can break either a specific peptide bonds (limited proteolysis), depending on the amino acid sequence of a protein, or break down a complete peptide to amino acids (unlimited proteolysis). Bromelain (Ananas comusus) Bromelain is a group of sulfur-containing proteolytic enzymes obtained from the fruit and stem of the pineapple plant and other plants. Other substances include; peroxidase, acid phosphatase, protease inhibitors, and calcium. Alpha Galactosidase (Aspergillus niger) Alpha Galactosidase breakdown (catabolism by hydrolysis) the chemical bonds (alpha 1-6 bonds) found in the carbohydrates; melibiose, raffinose, and stachyose most often associated with the legumes (plants). Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus acidophilus in the genus Lactobacillus is a resident probiotic that produces enzymes to digest protein, fat and lactase (ferments lactose into lactic acid). Acidophilus assists in the production of niacin, folic acid, and pyridoxine during digestion and assist in bile deconjugation (separating amino acids from bile acids). Bifidobacterium bifidum The probiotic “Bifidobacteria” species are the resident organisms that produce acids that retard the colonization of certain foreign or harmful bacteria in the colon. The “Bifidobacterium bifidum” is a specific inhabitant of an adults large intestine (colon) and composes a large presence of the beneficial microflora which produce acids to retard colonization of putrefactive bacteria.