HOW DO THE COOPERS GUT PRODUCTS SUPPORT HEALTHY GUT FLORA AND DIGESTIVE FUNCTION?


The Coopers Gut range contains a mixture of prebiotics and postbiotics which support the beneficial (good) bacteria and therefore support normal gut function.

What are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that act as a food source for the healthy bacteria within the horses’ gut. They selectively stimulate the growth and/or activity of the beneficial bacteria helping to support hindgut function.

Prebiotics include gluco-oligosaccharides, xylo-oligosaccharides and fructo-oligosaccharides.

What are Postbiotics?

Postbiotics are beneficial components produced by bacteria during a fermentation process which have a positive effect on the healthy bacteria within the horses gut.

These components are likely to:

  • Support healthy gut bacteria by contributing to the structure of the cell wall.
  • Protect the healthy gut bacteria against pathogenic bacteria
  • Support the gut wall barrier
  • Support the gut's natural immune system
By using prebiotics and postbiotics to support the healthy gut flora there is no need to supplement with a probiotic (live bacteria).