unique combination of probiotics, prebiotics, sacchromyces cerevisiae, and
digestive enzymes that provides
dietary support for a healthy balance of intestinal micro flora.
It’s almost a guarantee
that some time during the show season the balance of microorganisms
contained in your animal’s digestive tract will become altered or
disturbed. This usually
occurs when animals undergo changes such as changing show diets,
changes in temperature, hauling, holding to try and make a certain
weight break, and even the usage of antibiotics and other
prescription drugs to combat diseases.
These changes typically mean that the beneficial “friendly”
microorganisms (“flora”) may not be present in the quantities
animals need to get and stay healthy.
The result? Slow growing, poor performing animals with poor immune
systems that loose their muscle shape and tone and sometimes even go
is, without question, one of the more powerful microbial containing
supplements currently available in the show feed industry
maintain and promote a healthy and normal digestive system.
We understand that the appearance and performance worthy of
the winner’s circle requires a stable and healthy digestive tract.
This is why PROGUT was
is a unique combination of probiotics, prebiotics, sacchromyces cerevisiae,
and digestive enzymes. Probiotics
are the naturally occurring friendly bacteria, prebiotics help supply the
nutrients probiotics need to thrive, Sacchromyces cerevisiae are yeast
products and these work together to provide complete dietary support for a
healthy balance of intestinal micro flora.
Probiotics (Direct Fed Microbials)
PROGUT centers around a
very unique Probiotic (Direct fed microbials) package.
Probiotics, which have lately been renamed “Direct Fed Microbials
by AAFCO, are not new and in fact have been studied by scientists for
decades. The definition of
probiotics is: beneficial organisms that help improve the environment of
the intestinal tract. That
makes perfect sense. After
all, the Greek term “pro” means “for” and “bio” means
are hundreds of strains of bacteria, the two most common types of
probiotics are Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium, both of
which are gram positive lactic acid producing bacteria and are included in
PROGUT. The bacteria are
known to provide optimal benefits through out the intestinal tract.
In general, Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria exist from the upper
part of the small intestine to the lower part of the small intestine.
Bifidobacterium exist from the lower part of the small intestine to
the large intestine. By
combining these strains together in
we hope to help the animals entire intestinal tract.
enhance the “friendly-fighter” bacteria, we have included other
bacteria including: Lactobacillus
Lactis, known to aid in the digestion and absorption of
nutrients, Lactobacilus Casei, known to help promote a healthy immune response
throughout the body, and finally Enterococcus
Faecium and Streptococcus Diacetilactis. The
four lactobacillus type bacteria provide Eighty-Eight Million Colony
Forming Units/gram Lactic Acid producing bacteria – one of the highest
currently in the livestock market.
must realize probiotics must be ingested regularly for any health
promoting properties to persist. Results
show with regular consumption, the bacteria temporarily colonize the lower
intestine. Once consumption stops, the number of probiotic microorganisms
Prebiotics: What are they and why are they used in PROGUT?
There has been a great deal of
research published regarding the fructan sugar fructooligosaccharides
(FOS) used in
PROGUT over the
past couple of years. FOS is a
sugar extracted from the chicory plant. This sugar is not digested by
mammals and moves intact through the digestive tract. Once it reaches the
large intestine or colon, this sugar nourishes the beneficial bacteria. A
special term “prebiotic” has even been coined to describe the
beneficial relationship these sugars have in supplying nutrients to gut
bacteria. FOS is extensively
fermented in the large intestine by the colonic bacteria, resulting in a
shift in the bacterial population to more Bifidobacterium and
Lactobacillus species. This
leads to an increase in lactic and butyric acid production and makes the
gut environment less conducive to growth of pathogenic bacteria.
FOS, when used properly, can provide a
valuable alternative to the use of antibiotics due to its inhibitory
action against intestinal pathogens. Most important, however, is the
incidence and severity of intestinal disorders is substantially reduced.
This particularly comes in handy when stressing your animal's which is
when you tend to see an increase in intestinal disorders such as scouring.
What is the difference
between a Prebiotic and Probiotic?
are foods that nourish the good bacteria already in the digestive system
to optimize performance. Prebiotics are used to create a nutrient supply
for Probiotics to thrive. Probiotics,
are live bacterial cultures added to animal feeds to improve performance.
Both prebiotics and probiotics are very safe.
The entire process of digestion would come to a screeching halt if it
weren’t for enzymes. Presently,
more than 3,000 different types of enzymes have been identified.
Their effects on both human and animal health are profound.
Enzymes have been compared to jackhammers since they are the
front-line laborers of the digestive construction crew busting apart food
into smaller pieces. The three main types of enzymes on this crew are:
Amylases, which break down carbohydrates, Lipases, which break down fats,
and Proteases, which break down proteins.
Without these and other enzymes, the animal’s body would not be able to
digest and most importantly utilize important nutrients from feeds.
Based on this information,
PROGUT is supplemented with these
three key enzymes supplied from a combination of apergillis
PROGUT also contains
yeast, known as
saccharomyces cerevisiae. Brewer’s yeast provides a ready, dependable,
and natural food source of high quality proteins, mineral and vitamins.
Brewer’s yeast is one of the best natural sources of B vitamins
(including Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Pantothenic Acid,
Biotin, Choline, Inositol, Folic Acid, and Paraminobenzoic Acid). Each
apparently fulfills a vital function in the body, but all work as
co-enzymes involved in energy production by converting carbohydrates into
glucose to supply the body’s cells with energy.
Brewer’s yeast is yet another product known to aid in building
more “friendly- fighting” flora.
When "friendly-fighter" bacteria are not at healthy levels, and when "unfriendly" bacteria move in, health problems take root. When you use PROGUT, you can help create an environment in your animal’s digestive tract that will help keep him well and feeling great. It's like giving your animal a complete internal "makeover" every day!
PROGUT is an all natural product that is perfectly safe to feed to all livestock animals. There is no withdrawal period prior to slaughter. Maximum benefit from PROGUT can be seen in animals maintained on a high plane of nutrition by adding 1-2 ounces per head per day as a top dress to daily feed.
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