Important vitamins, enzymes and fatty acids are produced in the intestinal microbiome. However, even a normally stable microbiome can become out of balance as a result of antibiotic therapies, deworming or infections caused by pathogens. The probiotic intestinal cultures found in FloraComplex stabilize the intestinal flora and thus strengthen the immune system.
Inulin belongs to the genus of prebiotics, i.e. oligosaccharides, which are not digestible by the body's own enzymes. Therefore, it is a fermentable substrate for the bacteria of the intestinal flora. Inulin can promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria such as Enterococcus faecium - whereas pathogenic germs do not benefit. Consequently, inulin is recognized as having a positive effect on the immune system. Organic acids are released when intestinal bacteria such as Enterococcus faecium metabolize inulin. These acids have a stabilizing effect on the intestinal micro-biota. Studies conducted on puppies have shown that inulin added to the food, reduced colonization of Salmonellae.
Enterococcus faecium cultures colonize the intestine and thus help to naturally replenish the intestinal flora. The regulation of intestinal peristalsis is facilitated by Enterococcus faecium cultures. Probiotic cultures, such as Enterococcus strains, also exert an inhibitory effect on pathogenic intestinal bacteria: The cultures influence the adhesion ability of the pathogenic intestinal bacteria by altering the luminal pH value. The competition between probiotics and pathogenic bacteria for binding sites or receptors on the intestinal epithelium further contributes to the inhibitory effect. This is particularly important with Giardiasis, because the natural intestinal flora displaces the Giardia. Furthermore, probiotics support the intestine in the production of a bio-film that prevents pathogens from attaching to and penetrating the intestinal mucosa.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a facultative anaerobic, gram-positive rod bacterium. It is one of the best-researched probiotics for dog and cat health. The bacterium produces lactic acid, improves fecal consistency, reduces fecal coli bacteria levels, and inhibits the proliferation of clostridia and other enteropathogens. In addition, Lactobacillus acidophilus modulates local immune defenses and protects the intestinal epithelium from pathogenic adhesions.
This bacterial strain, by consuming oxygen and producing certain enzymes, can establish a conducive environment for beneficial bacteria in the intestine. Bacillus subtilis spores survive the low pH in the stomach and multiply in the intestine. Supplementing the diet with Bacillus subtilis reduces the ammonia content and pH level of the stool, improves fecal consistency and aids digestion. Moreover, Bacillus subtilis promotes a shiny and healthy coat.
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