They both offer benefits for helping alleviate gas and bloating, but they differ in how they work to support digestion.
Digestive enzymes help the body break down the main components of food, namely carbohydrates, protein and fat so that the nutrients can be absorbed.
Digestive enzymes are produced by various organs in our body and also obtained from food. If there is inadequate digestive enzymes available, food does not get properly broken down and the undigested food particles can ferment in the colon and cause gas and bloating.
A good quality digestive enzyme can assist the body in breaking down food.
Probiotics provide beneficial bacteria that support our microbiome and they also play a role in supporting digestion and nutrient absorption. There are supplements that combine both digestive enzymes and probiotics in one formula.