This enzyme blend provides a broad acting formulation derived from the plant sources Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger. It is a vegetarian alternative to Pancreatic Enzyme Formula for carbohydrate, lipid and protein digestion. These enzymes have several unique properties that enhance their ability to promote the optimal breakdown of foods and nutrients, including broad substrate specificity. This means that these enzymes may have the ability to recognize and help digest a large number of target molecules. Plant enzymes are also active in a wide pH range, from about 3.5-8.5, indicating that their actions begin in the stomach and continue in the small intestine, promoting complete digestion. Pure Encapsulations Pancreatic VegEnzymes is designed to be comparable in amylase, protease and lipase profile to Pancreatic Enzyme Formula/500 mg pancreatin.