"Saliva contains special enzymes that help digest the starches in your food. An enzyme called amylase breaks down starches (complex carbohydrates) into sugars, which your body can more easily absorb. Saliva also contains an enzyme called lingual lipase, which breaks down fats." - (Source)
You’ve probably heard that gut health is the key to overall health. After all, we’re not what we eat, we’re what we digest. So it’s no surprise that digestion is ultra important to maintaining good health. But did you know, digestion actually starts in the mouth? Saliva is the first step of the digestive process – the enzymes in your saliva is what starts to break down food so that as it makes its way to the gut, it becomes an easier job for the gut to digest and absorb proper nutrients. But for many, saliva production is stunted - often due to dehydration, improper diet, mouth breathing, and more. Tongue scraping is a simple, easy, and painless way to improve and increase saliva production. When used every morning and evening, for 10 seconds, you’ll notice an increase in your saliva production which will help support your digestive process.