Ask the Doctor – Strength Magazine – February, 1926

The mucus is a very great aid to digestion, inasmuch as it helps to liquefy the food, dilute it, separate its particles one from another, and facilitate the attack upon these particles by the digestive juice. It also contains ptyalin, which is a very important function of helping to transform the starch into sugar, in which form alone starch is capable of being assimilated.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas