Probiotics and enzymes are both necessary for the GI tract in an effort to break down foods and to keep the body in a natural balance. The enzymes that are naturally found in the stomach help to break down carbohydrates and other proteins in foods, and without those it would be difficult to absorb nutrients. Probiotics are also necessary for the GI tract because they are a healthy bacteria that helps the gut flourish and function in a healthy way.
- Enzymes are non-living molecules, while probiotics are living organisms (bacteria).
- Enzymes break down foods into smaller nutrients; probiotics protect the intestinal tract.
- Supplements are beneficial for both enzymes and probiotics because processing and cooking of raw foods denatures them.
“a protease enzyme breaks a protein in a specific place in its chain as rapidly as one million times per second. They mean business!”