Enzymes & Probiotics
What are enzymes and probiotics?
From the outside, it all seems so simple: you eat your food and your body absorbs the important nutrients from it. However, inside your body, a lot more happens and that is where enzymes and probiotics play an important role. Digestive enzymes are substances in your body that break down the nutrients you eat into their building blocks. Carbohydrates are broken down to glucose, proteins are broken down to amino acids, and fats are broken down to fatty acids and glycerol. Probiotics are living bacteria that play a role in your stomach and intestines. These live cultures in yoghurt or fermented milk improve the lactose digestion of the product in people who have difficulty digesting lactose.
Lactase pills when eating dairy
The best known enzyme is lactase. The lactase enzyme improves the digestion of lactose in people who have difficulty digesting lactose. Normally, your body makes this itself when you consume dairy products such as milk, yoghurt or a protein shake. However, this is not the case for everyone, and in such situations lactase tablets can offer a solution.
Do enzymes and probiotics have side effects?
Probiotics have been frequently investigated and scientifically proven to be safe with normal use within the recommended dosages.