Probiotics vs. Digestive Aids

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  • Difference between digestive aids and probiotics
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    11-07-2008, 10:45 PM
Probiotics vs. Digestive Aids

What is the difference between the two?
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    11-08-2008, 08:34 AM
I'm not real sure but I think the probiotics are a naturally occurring bacteria/enzyme rather than a chemical type thing
    11-08-2008, 08:51 AM
Probiotics are the bacteria in teh gut

Digective Enaymes are the acids that break the food down in the stomach
    11-13-2008, 04:55 PM
A probiotic contains live "good" bacteria that are supposed to help digest food.
A prebiotic (or digestive aid), contains nutrition for the "good" bacteria that are already present in the gut.
    11-13-2008, 06:02 PM
Digestive enzyme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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