Benegest® PRO Facts

  • 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.

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