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What are Probiotics

What are Probiotics
What are Probiotics?

The term probiotic comes from the Greek and means (pro-life), this term is given to probiotics because they are living microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeasts), which ingested in adequate amounts, promote benefits to the animals that ing them.Promoting beneficial effects in the intestinal microbiota, improved digestion, nutrient absorption and immune response.For a probiotic to be considered effective, it must have one or more characteristics:

Features That Define An Effective Probiotic:
Being able to survive the gastric environment
Having a higher growth rate than its elimination by intestinal peristalsis
Being able to adhere to mucus and epithelial cells
Improve intestinal microbiota and nutrient absorption.
To facilitate digestion
Being innocuous to your host
Inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract.
Provide increased immune response due to its strengthening of the immune system.
Produce vitamins B and K, which are essential for living things.
Decrease infectious diseases

Probiotics may be used as an option because of their characteristics, including their ability to decrease infectious pathologies (Weese et al., 2003), as well as to reduce the use of antibiotics in cases of intestinal obstruction.
In this case, due to its characteristic of suppressing pathogenic microorganisms or preventing its growth in the gastrointestinal tract, it is due to its competition and competitiveness with pathogenic microorganisms for adhesion sites and nutrients, inhibiting the pathogens of its action.
Probiotics can be marketed in a variety of forms, powder, paste and gel, and can be administered orally, and can be administered directly, mixed with food during the meal or supplied in the water.

Pro-Sacc and Pro-Sacc Pet are probiotic additives from Univitta for animals, which is composed of:
Saccaromyces Cerevisiae, a yeast organism belonging to the kingdom of fungi, widely used in human cooking and animal feeding, has as its function to favor the intestinal microbiota of the animal, agglutinating pathogenic bacteria promoting the strengthening and improvement of the immune response of the animal.


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Postado Por: Rodrigo Bicalho

Rodrigo Bicalho
Graduated in business administration and student of veterinary medicine, currently works in Marketing at Univittá

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