Our Probiotic Digestive Tonic ushers in a new era of probiotic supplementation for dogs and cats. This pet probiotic supplement features 12 live and active lactic acid probiotic cultures. These cultures are not freeze-dried, as with most probiotic supplements, but instead are living and thriving in a nutrient rich lactic acid liquid. Known as a microbial consortia, this blend of lactic acid bacteria is far superior to ordinary freeze-dried formulas and is optimum for regulating digestion and supporting your animal's wellness. Fermented liquid probiotics introduce good microbes to the digestive system at an easily assimilated pH. With a liquid probiotic, the essential nutrients, enzymes and probiotic cultures enter the digestive system un-dried - the way nature intended.
As you are probably aware, most probiotic mixtures are supplied to you in a freeze-dried, dormant stage. The bacteria in those mixtures can take 6-8 hours to "wake up" and begin to work. Unfortunately, by then many of them have been killed off by the acidic environment of your pet's stomach into which they have been thrown. Our special blend is much different. It is a living, thriving colony of active bacteria cultures that are in a lactic acid liquid environment. Lactic acid is a healthy acid, the same found in nutritious, natural sauerkraut, that has great benefits for your animal's digestive tract. It is also closer to the acidity the bacteria will come into contact with in your pet's stomach. So when you provide our "living" probiotic formula to your animal, these bacteria get to work right away and are better suited for the environment they will find in your animal's upper digestive tract. This is the "next generation" pet probiotic supplement that has been used for thousands of years as people realized the benefits of naturally fermented foods.
What to Look for in a Superior Pet Probiotic Supplement:
✓ Contains Live and Active Cultures
As mentioned above, most probiotic supplements are freeze-dried. This is because this allows for significant shelf-life and is just easier for manufactures and retailers in general. However, there are significant drawbacks to this method of preservation. One is that it can take 6-8 hours for these dried organisms to wake up. Another is that since these beneficial cultures are generally in a neutral media, the majority of them are destroyed before they even have a chance to wake up and get to work. This is why it is recommended to take such high dosages of probiotics - because most of them are destroyed in the highly acidic gastric environment.
Our pet probiotic formula contains live and active cultures. These cultures are found in a lactic acid environment that more closely resembles that found in your pets stomach. This means that these cultures will better survive these conditions and get to work right away to benefit your pet's health. In addition, the lactic acid liquid is extremely nutrient dense, will greatly benefit your animal's digestion and will help to destroy pathogenic organisms associated with all too common and under diagnosed hypochloridia (the under production of stomach acid associated with pet digestive issues and more).
✓ Has a Variety of Beneficial Organisms
Our probiotic supplement contains 12 beneficial organisms for your dog and cat. These specially selected cultures are ones most commonly associated with the health of an animal's digestive tract. They provide numerous health benefits like improving digestion, aiding immune system function and out-competing opportunistic bacteria and fungi like Candida albicans.
✓ Utilizes a Glass Container
Probiotic supplements such as this one feature a lactic acid environment. This type of liquid can leach chemicals out of plastic containers. These chemicals are often carcinogenic and can have powerful estrogen-like effects that can disrupt the hormone system in dogs and cats. That is why we go the extra distance for the health of your pets and place this product in an amber glass bottle.
Proprietary blend of live and active probiotic cultures providing one billion cfu of beneficial microbes per tbsp: Bifidobacterium animalis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Streptococcus thermophilus
Other Ingredients: Purified and Structured Water, Organic Sugarcane Molasses, Mineral Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Cherry Juice Concentrate, Organic Blueberry Juice Concentrate, Organic Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Brown Rice Liquid Extract.
**There is very little starch or sugar in this liquid having been converted to beneficial lactic acid by the living beneficial organisms.
Available in an 8 oz glass bottle.
1/2 tsp per 15 lbs daily. Divide dosage and mix with daily meals. Fifteen minutes prior to meals mixed with a little food or yogurt to prime digestion and allow bacteria to get to work is optimum.
For more intensive use, in conjunction with antibiotic usage or GI imbalances such as diarrhea, candidiasis or poor digestion, work up to three times normal daily dosage. Provide this higher dosage for two to four weeks, or until resolved, and then return to maintenance dose. Give 45 minutes before or two hours after antibiotics.
Caution: May cause cleansing/detox to occur resulting in soft stool or digestive upset. If this occurs reduce amount and slowly work up to desired dosage. Discontinue use if the normal sweet/pungent aroma of liquid changes. If animal's condition worsens consult a holistic veterinarian.
Storage: Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate.
One 8 oz bottle provides 48 daily servings for a 30 lb dog.
How long before I see any difference in my pet after giving this product?
Well, it all depends on what you are trying to do. In a healthy animal you may not notice any difference other that optimum health. And it would probably be true that the wellness you are seeing in your dog or cat is related to the use of this product because peoples from all over the world have used fermented food to extend health and vitality into old age for thousands of years. I personally use fermented products for my own health everyday and it has been years since I have had any sort of illness or visited a doctors office. Having said that, if your animal is ill you will notice more wellness and vitality in approximately 2-4 weeks and then hopefully extending on for the rest of their lives depending on diet and other environmental factors. In more severe cases it is a general rule of thumb that you should give one month for every year your pet has been ill to see results.
Remember, for animals with severe imbalances, such as a Candida albicans (fungal) issue, you may see a cleansing/die-off effect that may cause temporary worsening of symptoms. In this case you should discontinue for a day or two and restart at a quarter of the dosage and increase the dosage as your animal adjusts.
I noticed there are fruit juices and other apparently sweet ingredients. Is this product high in sugar?
No, actually the opposite is true. There is very little sugar at all in this probiotic liquid. The reason for this is that the beneficial organisms have converted the sugars to a nutrient rich lactic acid liquid!
Why do you use a glass bottle?
We chose to use glass because we feel with this particular product it is important for your animal's health. This is because acidic liquids (this probioitc formula is rich in healthy lactic acid) can leach chemicals from plastic containers.
I noticed that Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the ingredients. Isn't that a yeast.
Yes, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a yeast naturally found in an animal's body and is a common colonizer of mucosal surfaces and part of the normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and the vagina. It is considered to be a beneficial yeast that actually fights candida, yet may be misunderstood by some. S. cerevisiae is used to get the fermentation process started and there is very little to none left in the final liquid. This happens because the environment in the liquid changes as the fermentation process progresses. Eventually lactic acid bacteria take over and the S. cerevisiae is out-competed and over time consumed as food.
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