Antibiotic therapies, deworming or parasitic infestation by Giardia can upset the balance of the intestinal flora. The substantial amount of probiotic intestinal cultures in FloraComplex ensures that these cultures survive the stomach passage in sufficient numbers to reach the intestine. There they stabilize the intestinal flora, thus strengthening the immune system. The inulin in this product ensures that these cultures sustainably accumulate in the intestine by serving as a nutritional foundation for various microorganisms.
Probiotic bacterial cultures (Enterococcus faecium)
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.
Purple coneflower extract (Echinacea purpurea herba)
In vivo studies have shown that various Echinacea preparations, when administered orally, have an immune-modulatory effect.
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.
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