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 promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria such as Enterococcus faecium without benefitting pathogenic germs. 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 microbiota. Studies conducted on puppies have shown that adding inulin to food reduces the colonization of Salmonellae.
Enterococcus faecium cultures help to naturally replenish the intestinal flora. They colonize the intestine and support the regulation of intestinal peristalsis. In addition, the cultures also help to reduce the presence of pathogenic intestinal bacteria in the intestine. They compete with the pathogens for receptors on the intestinal epithelium and change the luminal pH in a way that affects the binding ability of pathogenic intestinal bacteria. This is particularly beneficial in the case of a weakened intestine, where harmful microorganisms can be displaced in favor of the natural intestinal flora.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a facultative anaerobic, gram-positive rod bacterium. It is one of the most researched probiotics for dog and cat health. The bacterium produces lactic acid, improves fecal consistency and supports the maintenance of healthy intestinal flora. In addition, Lactobacillus acidophilus modulates local immune defences and protects the intestinal epithelium from pathogenic adhesions.
This bacterial strain can establish a conducive environment for beneficial bacteria in the intestine by consuming oxygen and producing certain enzymes. Bacillus velezensis spores survive the low pH in the stomach and multiply in the intestine. Supplementing the diet with Bacillus velezensis reduces the ammonia content and pH level of the stool, improves fecal consistency and aids digestion. Moreover, Bacillus velezensis promotes a shiny and healthy coat.
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