A blend of fructo-, mannan- oligosaccharides (FOS & MOS) and beta linked complex carbohydrates (seaweed, pectins and agar) to support beneficial microbe activity along the length of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Prebiotic activity improves the production of butyrate from fibre fermentation, which helps power the cells of the gut wall and the proliferation of colonocytes in the hindgut.
Probiotics to provide live yeast – S. cerevisiae – and microbes – B. lichenformis and B. Subuilis – Help to maintain optimal balance of intrinsic microbes and act as competitive excluders to potential pathogens.
Combination of prebiotic & probiotic aids correct fermentative function of gut and maintains the integrity of the gut wall.
Glucans chitin nucleotide from yeast cell walls helps maintain villus crypt depth and area of the absorptive surfaces.
Glutamine maintains cell membrane lipoprotein layers and aids tissue repair.
Added enzymes and fermentation products from spent brewers grains supply a range of carbohydrases, lipases etc. that will help in the breakdown of macronutrients and aid nutrient utilisation in the small intestine.
Inclusion of seaweed carbohydrates and oat beta-glucans to act as immunomodulators. The gut is the largest immune organ in the body and research has highlighted the importance of beta-glucans in the stimulation of immunoglobulins and generation of antigens and phagocytes from Peyers Patches, to maintain defences against infection.
Combinations of beta-glucans and MOS have been shown to increase macrophage activity and rate of phagocyte production. This may have implications in the suppression of tumours, such as sarcoids
Combinations of FOS & MOS have been shown to reduce endotoxins, such as phenols and indoles.
Inclusion of yucca extract also helps reduce endotoxins by “holding” these molecules to their inherent saponins.
Mycotoxin binders further add to this mix absorbing ingested toxins from fungal colonisation of feedstuffs.
Pectins, alongside natural surfactants (emulsifiers such as oat lecithins and saponins) and the phytochemical quality of fenugreek have the ability to form a mucilaginous layer in the stomach which can help obviate gastric ulcers. These natural products are the basis of many commercial EGUS treatments.
Sodium Bicarbonate acts as a buffer through the gut, helping offset major swings in acidity of the gut contents as it travels along the length of the tract.
Hemp oil contains around 60% of essential fatty acids, including omega 3 & 6 and gamma linolenic acid – reported to have positive effects on circulatory and neural dysfunction.
Hemp oil contains phospholipids that help maintain the lipoprotein layers of the gut cell wall.
Natural ingredients supply good levels of antioxidants. These help maintain tissue linings and help combat the generation of free radicals from metabolic processes.