With beer yeast, as a source of MOS, and chicory, as a source of FOS, to help regulate the balance of the intestinal flora.
Active MOS, found in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast cell wall, are prebiotic additives rich in mannooligosaccharides (MOS). The benefits attached to the MOS action are based on the maintenance of the intestinal integrity by favouring the exclusion of some pathogenic bacteria to prevent their intestinal adhesion. Supplementing mannooligosaccharides has a positive influence on the natural intestinal microbial population by increasing the lactobacilli and reducing the concentration of total aerobes.
Chicory root has been used in human food for years, as a substitute for coffee. It is now being used in pet food to help improve their health by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal system. Chicory contains inulin, a form of dietary fibre that, although non-digestible, contains substances called fructooligosaccharides that promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. High levels of “friendly” intestinal bacteria help improve digestion, reduce diseases, and strengthen the immune system. Supplements that contain substances (such as inulin in chicory) which are believed to stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial intestinal microorganisms are called prebiotics.
With peas that are sources of soluble and insoluble fibre, to help regulate intestinal transit.