Alpha Amylase is a bacterial endo α-amylase preparation derived from Bacillus sp. The enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch. The enzyme hydrolyzes the α-1, 4-glucosidic linkages of gelatinized starch randomly to produce soluble dextrins, reducing the high viscosity of the starch slurry and decolorizing the blue color of the starch-iodine complex.
The use of Alpha Amylase increases digestive capacity. Alpha Amylase has optimum activity in an acidic environment, thus being effective in conditions encountered in the digestive tract of humans.
Alpha Amylase is used in combination with other enzymes to make digestive enzyme formulations.
Alpha Amylase has optimum activity at pH 6.0 but is very effective over a pH range of 5.0 to 10.0. It has an optimum activity at a temperature of 70oC but is very effective between 35-85oC.
Packing and Storage:
Alpha Amylase is available in 25 kg HDPE packs. The product should be stored under cool and dry conditions in an airtight container.