Let’s start with the basics. Believe it or not, there are literally trillions of organisms in the human digestive tract. Some are beneficial, some are harmful, and some are neutral. Simply put, probiotics are the “good” bacteria in your gut that support digestive and immune health.*
Digestive enzymes are proteins produced by the body as needed to help break down the food we eat into usable nutrients that can be absorbed from the digestive tract and used throughout the body.*
Did you know?
Although they’re different in several ways, digestive enzymes and probiotics have some important similarities:
- Digestive enzymes and probiotics both support overall digestive health*
- As we age, our levels of both probiotics and digestive enzymes tend to decline
- Both probiotics and digestive enzymes are sensitive to harsh stomach acid