WHAT IS INTESTIPET?
INTESTIPET contains both a pro-biotic and a pre-biotic, which work
in synergy, in a single product. It is made up of the following:
- 35,5 million x 109 Colony Forming Units (CFU) of the dried
fermentation products if Bifidobacterium bibidum, Lactobicillus
fermentum, L. casei, Enterococcus faesium, L. plantarum, and Pediococcus
- Pure Beta 1-3 Glucan
Pre-biotics and pro-biotics serve the function of boosting
the “good guys” - the beneficial bacteria in the large and small intestines
respectively, of animals and people. Many products have traditionally focussed
on the pro-biotic element only. In humans at least, laboratory tests have
suggested that pre-biotics can be far more successful at boosting the “good
guys” than the traditionally used pro-biotics. (An example of a natural
pro-biotic used by people is yoghurt.) Hence, for better effect, Medpet has
launched this product containing both pre- and pro-biotics.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The bacteria and other micro-organisms that normally inhabit the intestinal
tract are known as “flora”. The beneficial bacteria found in the
gastro-intestinal tract are part of this flora, and they are considered to be
the engine of digestion. Furthermore, bacteria in the intestines manufacture
vitamin K and some B vitamins - essential for good health. In basic terms, a
pro-biotic tries to “plant” new (additional) good bacteria into the system,
whereas a pre-biotic feeds and encourages existing good bacteria so that they
strengthen and multiply.
Inulin is actually a carbohydrate found in certain plants. It occurs in large
quantities in the Chicory root, which is the source of Inulin used in INTESTIPET.
It is made up of many Fructose Chains (3 – 60 in length) that terminate in one
Glucose molecule. Because of this, it penetrates deep into the intestine where
Inulin breaks down into pre-biotic molecules (Oligofructose) which feed the
friendly flora, known as Bifidobacteria which in turn inhibit the growth of
pathogenic bacteria (the “bad guys”), giving the animal a healthy
DL-Methionine is one of the key essential amino-acids. Amino acids are the
building blocks of proteins and can be split into essential or non-essential.
The body itself can produce the non-essential amino acids, but the essential
amino acids are only acquired through diet (or supplementation). There are only
two sulphur-containing amino acids that provide sulphur to the body: methionine
and cystine. Methionine can be converted into cystine, and this is why it is
used as a supplement.
BETA 1-3 GLUCAN
An immune system stimulant. The mode of action of this compound is to stimulate
the immune system. There are specific receptors for Beta 1-3 Glucan on the
surface of certain white blood cells called macrophages that when activated,
stimulate a cascade of events turning the body into an arsenal of defense
against bacterial and viral infections.
USAGE AND BENEFITS
INTESTIPET can certainly be used for routine health and maintenance, but in
addition, we would recommend using it in the following specific circumstances
- When an animal is being, or has been, dosed with
- When an animal is stressed.
- For animals that are, or were, suffering from
- To improve the health of young animals such as puppies