What is a PREbiotic?
In short, the PREbiotic is a specialised plant fiber that beneficially nourishes only the good bacteria already in the large bowel or colon.
While probiotics introduce good bacteria into the gut, PREbiotics act as a fertilizer for the good bacteria that’s already there, helping the good bacteria grow. The good-to-bad bacteria ratio improves. This ratio has been shown to have a direct correlation to health and overall wellbeing, from your pet’s stomach to their brain.
The body itself does not digest these plant fibers. Instead, it uses these fibers to promote the growth of many of the good bacteria in the gut which, in turn, provides many digestive and general health benefits.
Recent studies have also shown prebiotics and good bacterial gut balance play a direct role in mental health. Individuals who consume prebiotics on a daily basis have fewer issues with anxiety, depression and stress. In fact, when their saliva was tested, it contained lower levels of cortisol. High levels of this hormone have been linked directly to mental health disorders.
Prebiotics, unlike probiotics, are not destroyed in the body. They are not affected by heat or bacteria. Getting the full benefits of prebiotics is easy, especially when consumed in a full-spectrum supplement form like Stomax.
Stomax is the only full-spectrum PREbiotic on the market in SA for your pets.
This means that the Stomax formula of prebiotic supplements contains both inulin and oligofructose. This full spectrum formula treats the entire bowel wall for maximum effectiveness. And this formulation in Stomax has been proven by numerous independent scientific studies to increase the number of healthy bacteria in the colon, the benefits of which are impressive and essential to overall health and well being.