Living organisms break down polysaccharides into simple sugars. complex monomers. complex carbohydrates. simple polymers.
Simple sugars Polysaccharides are formed when another monosaccharides is bonded to the disaccharides. This bond is called glycosidic bond. Two major polysaccharides are starch and glycogen. Starch is made by plants while glycogen is made by animals. Polysaccharides' major function is to immediately release energy from its storage. When glucose is consumed, some of them are stored and will only be released when the body needs it to satisfy the body's immediate need of energy.