What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that have well-documented positive effects in animals. They work differently from antibiotics. Rather than destroying bacterial flora, good and bad, as antibiotics do, probiotics are beneficial flora, which improve overall immune health by crowding out and competing with pathogenic bacteria. Probiotics also create a gastrointestinal environment that enables better nutrient absorption.
What are Direct-Fed Microbials?
An innovative feature of PrimaLac products is their processing into a Direct-Fed Microbial (DFM), which makes for ideal bioavailability in the animal system. Most Direct-Fed Microbial products are based on a combination of Lactobacillus and Streptococcus products, but they are not all created equal. Veterinarians, feed companies, and animal agriculture producers face a market flooded with DFMs offering varying effectiveness.
The range of effectiveness includes:
- DFMs with non-viable, dead microorganisms
- Freeze-dried DFMs which will die rapidly unless cold-stored, and do not survive pelleting
- Fermentation products with low shelf life, low bacterial count, and often the wrong bacterial sub-species
PrimaLac is the most research proven effective DFM on the market today
With a select sub-species of primary Lactobacillus and Streptococcus bacteria, the PrimaLac culture is the most effective probiotic for animal gastrointestinal health. A proprietary culturing method— transferring a viable liquid medium to dry medium— together with rigid quality control standards at every step, create a highly viable product which will survive warmer storage temperatures and deliver a reliably high number of beneficial organisms to animals.
PrimaLac Direct-Fed Microbials are available in a variety of delivery methods and formats.