WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?
Probiotics are live micro-organism with proven positive qualities that taken in sufficient amounts by an animal impact positively by healing and preventing them from many diseases.
HOW DO PROBIOTICS WORK?
Probiotics intervene with unwanted organisms and allow more of the “good" bacteria to be present in the animal gut. The “good" bacteria in the intestines have a symbiotic relationship with the body and they get energy from the foods animal eat. Probiotics in the diet can enhance the good bacteria in the gut and improve health and disease risk. When bad bacteria enters your pets mouth, probiotics are already there neutralizing them or securing their passage throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Adminstering probiotics at an early age and shifting the microbiota toward a more beneficial composition is a good strategy to maintain a healthy gut.
HOW ARE PROBIOTIC STRAINS SELECTED?
There are different types of probiotic strains and the benefits that can be experienced with one probiotic strain may be entirely distinct from the ones related to another. There are certain strains of probiotics which support immunity; others help digestive processes. There are many ineffective probiotic supplements, and most of them are destroyed by your stomach acids before they can get to the digestive tract. For this reason following characteristics should be observed before selection
- High CFU/GM count
- Remain viable during storage
- Survive transit through the GI tract