What is the difference between enzymes and probiotics?

What is the difference between enzymes and probiotics?
Enzymes are chemical compounds that break down the food we eat into smaller units which can be then be absorbed and used by the body. For example, when we eat protein our body needs to break it down into amino acids in order to make use of it and enzymes help do this job.
When it comes to digestive enzyems these include – amylases,  proteases and lipases. Amylase digest carbohdrates, protease digest proteins and lipase digests fats. Enzymes are found in raw and fermented foods and supplements.

While probiotics do also help us breakdown and digest food, they are not the same as enzymes. They are actually living bacteria rather than chemical compounds. Probiotics also produce vitamins, help improve our resistance to infections and have the amazing ability to lower cholesterol levels, help maintain healthy weight or lose weight when needed, relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and thrush and help us recover from diarrhea and other illnesses.


Jessica William's, co-founder of BodyAwakeningCo.
Jessica has a Masters of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition. She has over a decade of experience working within the nutrition and health industry, has managed one of the world’s leading detox and cleansing retreat centers and has taken hundreds (if not thousands) of people through cleansing and detox programs. 


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