Leading Natural Digestive Health Company Enzymedica Explains the Differences Between Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics

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As more people seek to boost immunity, there is increasing consumer interest regarding the benefits of digestive enzymes. With the top-selling enzyme brand that is No. 1 in America, with and more than two decades as a category leader in digestive health, Enzymedica clarifies the key differences between digestive enzymes and probiotics.

Enzymedica is a Florida-based, natural digestive health company since 1998 that sells to over 30,000 stores worldwide and online. Its top-selling enzyme brand is No. 1 in America.

In light of current events, more people have been seeking new ways to boost immunity. As a result, the natural digestive health company Enzymedica® has found many consumers are confused regarding the differences between digestive enzymes and probiotics. While both have benefits and are important to digestive health and immunity, they each work differently. Often, both types of products are promoted to help similar digestive issues when they actually perform different functions within the body. Consumers seeking to boost their immune health can make a more educated decision when selecting products by understanding the differences between enzymes and probiotics.

While people are typically more familiar with probiotics, enzymes play a crucial role in digestive, immune and overall health.* Enzymes are naturally produced by the body and are made up of specialized amino acid sequences, which work quickly to break food down into smaller, more digestible components. This allows the body to absorb the nutrients into its cells to be converted into usable energy and support whole body health.*

Digestive enzymes are created in the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and the intestines. Enzymes are immensely specialized. They each work to break down different types of foods and do their best work in specific pH ranges, which vary within the digestive tract. For example, protease breaks down proteins, lipase breaks down fats, cellulase breaks down fibers, and amylase breaks down starches.

While the body does produce enzymes, we produce less enzymes as we age. Many people still need to use supplements to help their bodies break down food faster or to alleviate occasional bloating, gas, indigestion, occasional heartburn, constipation, or general digestive discomfort.* People who suffer from food intolerances such as lactose or gluten intolerances, can benefit from taking enzyme supplements that help to break down those troublesome foods.*

In addition to helping with digestion and digestive discomfort, some enzymes can work in tandem with the immune system to defend against invaders, as well as support respiratory health.* They also help keep a more hospitable environment in the intestines and digestive system, which is where 70% of the immune system resides.*

Probiotics are living bacteria, and unlike enzymes, they are not produced by the body and must be consumed in food or supplements. They live throughout the entire digestive tract, especially in the intestines, and there are many types of strains. Probiotics do not directly digest food like enzymes do. Instead, their main purpose is to help keep bad bacteria in check and create a well-functioning, balanced gut, which in turn, promotes good digestive, immune and overall health.*

Enzymedica offers a portfolio of 39 award-winning enzyme products, which can help support digestion, food intolerances, increased energy, and immune health. * In addition, the company’s Be Well Blog offers educational posts for consumers who want to learn more.

About Enzymedica
Enzymedica is a Florida-based, natural digestive health company since 1998 that sells to over 30,000 stores worldwide and online. Its top-selling enzyme brand is No. 1 in America. The company has received more than 50 industry awards including multiple Better Nutrition Magazine’s People's Choice Awards, many Best of Supplements Awards and numerous VITY and Nexty Awards. Visit https://enzymedica.com/ for more information.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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