Probiotics are beneficial or “friendly” bacteria and yeasts that are, in fact, live organisms that help to balance the good and bad bacteria that live within the gut. Literally trillions of them aid in the digestion of food, fighting off potential pathogens, making nutrients and vitamins, and bolstering the immune system. When bad bacteria outweighs good bacteria due to illness, an unbalanced diet, or because of antibiotics, intervention is necessary to restore normal balance. Probiotics produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which inhibit the growth and activity of harmful bacteria, such as E. coli, Sal-monella, and Clostridium perfringens, as well as providing other benefits to the intestines.
Desirable bacteria synthesize organic compounds that support the normal growth and maturation of cells lining the intestine. Increased numbers of desirable bacteria results in less space for those toxin producing, pathogenic bacteria. The metabolic by products of desirable flora may also alter the environment of the gastrointestinal tract away from conditions that support the continued proliferation of disease causing bacteria.
PROBIOTIC by Pup Science can benefit just about any dog by supporting the immune system and helping to prevent illnesses from developing. Where pathology exists, PROBIOTIC alters the inflammatory and immune response of the gastrointestinal tract, playing a beneficial role in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS). As a prophylactic, itprompts the immune system of the gastrointestinal tract to synthesize chemicals and hormones that can ameliorate damage due to inflammation. PROBIOTICalso enhances the production of certain antibodies which can then coat and protect the surface of the intestinal tract.