It is a growing concern regarding the importance of adding probiotics to the intestinal track of young and adult animals. Our changing world has created a set of problems that have escalated in the last few decades. The fact that animals and humans are living longer due to increased medical advances, has accentuated the problem. Modern medicine provides antibiotic treatments and steroid therapy that continues to disrupt the G.I. track. It is responsible for a diminished amount of microflora and helpful bacteria. The nutrient requirements are diminished when the microflora and helpful bacteria are reduced in numbers caused by large doses of antibiotics and harmful steroids. Newer formulations that now contain added amounts of probiotics are helping to reduce the G.I. disturbances. Research is being done in human pediatrics to monitor the results of added probiotics. The goal is to increase digestive utilization. This is the key to improved health.
posted by Rob Mueller