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Glucoamylase is alpha-glucosidase digestive enzyme. It consists of two subunits with differing substrate specificity. Recombinant enzyme studies have shown that its N-terminal catalytic domain has highest activity against maltose, while the C-terminal domain has a broader substrate specificity and activity against glucose oligomers. In the small intestine, this enzyme works in synergy with sucrase-isomaltase and alpha-amylase to digest the full range of dietary starches.
The major application of glucoamylase is the saccharification of partially processed starch/dextrin to glucose, which is an essential substrate for numerous fermentation processes and a range of food and beverage industries. Glucoamylase for commercial purposes has traditionally been produced employing filamentous fungi, although a diverse group of microorganisms is reported to produce glucoamylase, since they secrete large quantities of the enzyme extracellularly.

Health Benefits

Glucoamylase helps to break down starch that occurs naturally in most vegetables that we eat (in very high amounts in common foods like potatoes, corn, rice, and wheat) or is added as filler or processing additive in many prepared food products. It is a specific type of amylase (starch-digesting enzyme) that our bodies produce in the mouth and pancreas, but it may also be derived from non-animal sources.

Benefits Summary

  • Reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Decrease digestive upset & gastrointestinal issues
  • Lower Autoimmune conditions
  • Helps digestive organs
  • help reduce food alergies


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4 Responses to Glucoamylase – Shakeology Ingredient of the Day

  1. Nikki Talbott says:

    This ingredient glucoamylase assists with irritable bowel syndrome, reduces food allergies and assist with gastrointestinal issues.. Luckily I am on preventive measures not having any issues with any situations I have just stated.. 🙂 I am blessed!

  2. Krista Haak says:

    Love that this helps with autoimmune conditions, food allergies and IBS. So many people can benefit from this ingredient!

  3. Melanie Jacobs says:

    Great for autoimmune conditions and food allergies. Another great one for everyone!

  4. Monica says:

    It’s great for autoimmune conditions like I have!

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