What does the pancreas do?


Beneath your ribs, you’ll find, among other things, the pancreas – an organ that works a lot like a personal health coach. Enzymes, or digestive juices, produced by the pancreas are secreted into the small intestine to further break down food after it has left the stomach. The gland also produces the hormone insulin and secretes it into the bloodstream in order to regulate the body’s glucose or sugar level.

This YouTube clip ” what does the pancreas do?” explains how this organ controls your sugar levels and produces a special juice that releases the nutrients from your food to help keep you in the best possible shape.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Tremendousness.