• Question: This still confuses me a lot - I was wondering if either of you know what enzymes are and what they do exactly - Thank, You if you answer ;)

    Asked by joanna2swag to Daren, Jenny on 27 Jun 2014.
    • Photo: Daren Fearon

      Daren Fearon answered on 27 Jun 2014:

      Enzymes are a type of protein that catalyse reactions inside cells. They have evolved over a long time to become very good at catalysing specific reactions and are very good at chemistry, better than us mere humans!

    • Photo: Jenny Eyley

      Jenny Eyley answered on 27 Jun 2014:

      As Daren says, an enzyme is just a catalyst in your body.
      A catalyst is something that speeds up a reaction, or makes it happen at a lower energy.
      Imagine to complete a reaction in your body you had to jump over a brick wall – the enzyme gives you a set of easily reachable steps so you can get over the top!