​Benefits to Taking Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes Together

by Ora Organic

Probiotics and digestive enzymes are different things and do different things, so it’s totally OK to take them together. In fact, it’s a great idea — they work awesome as a team.

Here are just some of the benefit of taking digestive enzymes and probiotics together:

1. Super-Charge Your Gut

Your gut is where most of your immune system is managed, so if it isn’t happy you won’t be either.

Taking enzymes that your body is lacking means a) you’ll be able to digest food better and b) you’ll be able to get more from the food you eat. And we're all about efficiency.

Plus, your body doesn’t naturally create its own probiotics, so taking a supplement means you’re probably in better shape than without doing so. Studies suggest that probiotics help defend your body’s immunity by triggering natural defenses and creating a protective layer of bacteria in your gut.

2. Maximize Nutrient Absorption

Probiotics aren’t just doing their own thing — they can actually produce digestive enzymes of their own. In fact, they have the ability to create proper “teams” of enzymes that help completely break down a food molecule (many foods require several enzymes to do this) and help your gut absorb even more nutrients.

For example, Lactobacillus bacterium can help existing lactase enzymes by producing its own amount of lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose in dairy). In turn, this can contribute to more of the lactose molecule being broken down (or being done so more efficiently). The same goes for Bifidobacterium and molecules like fiber.

3. Curb Food Intolerance

When your body can’t digest something properly, it leads to trouble. Digestive enzymes work together with probiotics to give your body what it needs to break down and consume what you eat.

Studies have shown that people with lactose intolerance are able to digest dairy more successfully when they take a probiotic. Add in a digestive enzyme and you’ve got all the bases covered.

Ora organic vegan probiotics include natural prebiotic fiber - to fuel the good bacteria! While Ora organic digestive enzymes are plant-based, meaning you won't become reliant on them to have a happy gut, but they're definitely helping out with those unpleasant side effects.