Why is there no enzyme to digest vitamins?

  • Why is there no enzyme to digest vitamins?

    Posted by Laura Coco on May 31, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Why is there no enzyme to digest vitamins?

    Mukesh replied 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Rajkumar Neelappa

    Moderator
    May 31, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    I guess, vitamins don’t need digestion.

  • Shivam

    Member
    July 19, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Ask away any 8th standard student and he will easily explain it. However, for the record, enzymes are used to break down any product into simpler forms. In the body, they break down complex molecules in a simpler form to be easily digested. Vitamins are directly absorbed by the body in our digestive tract from where they are transported to other body parts. Unlike other forms of nutrients, vitamins are either water or fat-soluble.

  • Gaurav

    Member
    July 20, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Vitamins are in simpler molecular form and that’s why they don’t need extra enzymes. Think about the time when it was easy for you to digest tofu and tough to digest processed foods.

  • Mukesh

    Member
    July 25, 2022 at 10:02 am

    By the rule of nature, vitamins aren’t meant to be digested. They are the functioning units for our enzymes. Some vitamins are even known to activate or deactivate enzymes. Think about vitamin A and how it helps improve the health of our eye retina. Being a metabolite of vitamin A, the retina has rod cells. Retinal present in the rod cells of the retina binds to opsin protein. This causes our brain to detect our vision. In short, vitamins work as a part of our body and they need not be absorbed.

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