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.
Probiotic cultures such as the Enterococcus strain exert an inhibitory effect on pathogenic intestinal bacteria. The cultures influence the binding ability of these intestinal bacteria by altering the luminal pH. Competition between probiotics and pathogenic bacteria for binding sites on the intestinal epithelium contributes towards the inhibitory effect: Unwanted microorganisms are ousted 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, by consuming oxygen and producing certain enzymes, can establish a conducive environment for beneficial bacteria in the intestine. 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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