The Science behind OZLOO Advanced Multi-Immunity
What is in our advanced immunity formula?
THE STAR IMMUNE-SUPPORTING INGREDIENT
Beta glucan is a natural polysaccharide sugar found in the cell walls of yeasts, bacteria, fungi, algae, lichens, and certain plants, like barley and oats. It’s well known as a soluble dietary fiber that can help balance cholesterol levels and boost heart health. Not as recognized, but equally as important, is beta glucan’s ability to modulate the immune system.
Immune modulators are substances that have the ability to interact with the immune system and influence immune response. For years, scientists have been fascinated by their potential to boost health and have conducted exhaustive research on both natural and synthetic varieties. Long story short? Based on over 20,000 published studies, glucans have exhibited some of the highest biological effects among immunomodulators.
Sounds impressive, but what does that mean for our everyday health? A lot, actually. Because these studies suggest that beta glucans can bolster our immune systems.
To exhibit beneficial health impact, probiotic microbes should be able to survive in harsh conditions of the stomach and GI tract of humans. This claim may include the ability of the probiotics to withstand the gastric juice and bile salt, survive passage through the upper GT, multiply, colonize, and function in the gut.
While probiotics are commonly touted as the wonder pill for a well balance digestive tract, probiotics can also boost your dog’s immune system.
Our dog’s bodies are teeming with microorganisms, made up of trillions of bacteria, yeasts, and even viruses. Our dog’s gut alone contains tens of trillions of microorganisms (collectively referred to as ‘gut microbiota’ or ‘intestinal flora’), with at least 1000 different species of gut bacteria.
Clusters of these bacterial communities reside in and on different parts of the body, such as the deep layers of skin (skin microbiota) and inside the mouth (oral microbiota).
Consider this: the gut is technically outside of the body. The food we eat and the nutrients it contains don’t actually enter the bloodstream without first making its way through the gut wall. This makes the gut an important player within the dog’s immune system. Its job is to keep anything dangerous outside and absorb all the goodness.
The gut microbiota protects us by strengthening the gut wall, competing with harmful bacteria for both space and food and regulating inflammation and the inflammatory immune response, to name a few. In return for keeping your dog’s insides sparkling and our immune system intact, our bacterial buddies have access to plentiful food supply.
By making sure we have more good bacteria in the gut than bad (a state called symbiosis).
When we have more bad than good (a state called dysbiosis), our dog’s health suffers. Moral of the story – a healthy gut makes for a healthy immune system and vice-versa.
While there are many ways to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria within the gut, including frequent exercise for your dog and eating a healthy diet, taking a probiotic is an easy way to keep your dog healthy and happy.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for dogs that can help reduce potentially harmful free radicals in your pet’s body, support healthy aging, and reduce inflammation. Vitamin C can also support your dog’s immune system, improve energy, and provide relief to dogs who suffer from urinary tract infections.
Unlike humans, dogs do produce their own vitamin C with the help of their liver—but in some cases an additional supplement can have multiple health benefits when your dog is sick or stressed. Physical stress in particular can deplete your dog’s levels of vitamin C, so dogs who hunt, herd, and track could benefit from an additional vitamin C boost in their diet.