Plant Enzymes and Probiotics


Plant Enzymes and Probiotics are a unique powdered blend of naturally occurring digestive bacteria, enzymes, and probiotics to assist cats and dogs in getting more nutritional value from their food.



Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes and Probiotics

What are Plant Enzymes and Probiotics? Plant Enzymes and Probiotics are a unique powdered blend of naturally occurring digestive bacteria, enzymes, and probiotics to assist cats and dogs in getting more nutritional value from their food.

Why use Plant Enzymes and Probiotics? The pancreas of a dog or cat produces inadequate enzymes for proper digestion, therefore their systems are designed to rely on the enzymes readily available in their natural foods to help the digestive process. Unfortunately, today’s highly processed commercial pet foods do not provide the proper enzymes to balance with your pet’s own enzymes. These foods are cooked at temperatures above 120 degrees, which destroys the natural enzymes in the meat. Giving your animal a digestive enzyme supplement enables them to fully extract and absorb the nutrients vital to their survival.

The word probiotic means “for life”. Probiotics are important because they promote healthy bacteria and other digestive flora in the digestive tract. The healthy bacteria help your animal in several ways including: producing enzymes, aiding in digestion, preventing diarrhea, synthesizing vitamins, detoxifying the body, keeping the unhealthy bacteria in check, preventing bad breath, decreasing gas and more. Probiotics protect humans and animals from harmful bacteria such as salmonella by blanketing the intestinal wall and making it nearly impossible for the damaging bacteria to attach itself and multiply.

When should Plant Enzymes and Probiotics be used? Digestive enzymes are recommended for every domesticated dog and cat. Probiotics can be used at all times, but it’s especially vital when your pet is taking antibiotics, which kill both beneficial and harmful bacteria. Probiotics assist puppy’s digestive systems to increase the amount of desirable organisms in their digestive tract. They also aid dogs and cats of all ages that are under a lot of stress, such as when traveling, training, at competition, or staying at a kennel. Plant Enzymes and Probiotics should be started slowly and increased to the recommended dosage of ¼ tsp. per 30 lbs. of body weight for dogs per day and ¼ tsp. per day for cats.

Enzymes Present in the Formula:

ALPHA AMYLASE: helps in the digestion of carbohydrates by helping to hydrolyze the alpha 1-4 glycosidic linkages of polysaccharides to dextrin, D-glucose, maltose and oligosaccharides.
BETA AMYLASE: works on the end of the starch molecules instead of in the center, as does alpha-amylase and results in the production of sugars from the starch molecules.
PROTEASES: work on proteins to reduce them to individual amino acids (what they are composed of); some of these are acid stable proteases that start their work in the stomach. Proteins take the longest and are the most difficult food component to digest. With acid stable protease the decomposition starts earlier in the digestive tract, thus providing more complete digestion.
LIPASE: helps to metabolize fats (triglycerides). The fats are broken down into mono glycerides, diglycerides and glycerol. If given in larger quantities the Lipases can enter the bloodstream and help remove excess triglycerides from the arteries and the veins improving circulation.
CELLULASE: as the name implies, breaks down cellulose (fiber) by helping to break down cell walls, resulting in both necessary solubleand insoluble fiber.
HEMICELLULASE: hemi cellulose and an amorphous (sticky) type of cellulose that form long strings as cellulose, is crystalline. This enzyme helps break this polymer down into its individual sugars—primarily xylose.
BROMELAIN: is extracted from pineapple (Ananas comosus) and is a protolytic (protein) digesting enzyme, that helps break the proteins into oligio peptides and amino acids.
PROBIOTIC: is a lactic acid producing bacteria, which bears spores. These organisms exhibit the characteristics of both the genera Lactobacillus and Bacillus. Because they are encapsulated in spores these organisms are protected from the environment and heat. They are activated in the gut by the hydrochloric acid, producing lactic acid bacteria. Treatment with antibiotics results in the killing of these bacteria, which guard against yeast colonies (candida yeast species). These desirable bacteria inhibit the growth of putrid bacterial in the intestine, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora.
CALCIUM SULFATE: the primary carrier or excipient for this product is food grade and adds a minimum amount of calcium to the diet, about 200 mg per gm of product.

Please see our page on Digestive Enzymes to see why Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes and Probiotics might be a great addition to your pet’s diet.

Available Sizes: 100 g and 300 g

Ingredients: Calcium sulfate, dried fermentation products of: Aspergillus oryzae var., Aspergillus niger var., Bacillus subtilus var., Trichoderma longibrachiatum, pineapple, Bacillus coagulans

Guaranteed Analysis:
per 1 gram (1/4 tsp.)
Moisture (max) 10%
Alpha & Beta Amylase (Aspergillus orzye………..3150 DU/g1
Protease (Aspergillus oryzae & Bacillus subtilus)..20,500 HUT/g2
Lipase (Aspergillus niger)…………………….265 LU/g3
Cellulase (Trichoderma longibrachiatum)………..110 CU/g4
Hemicellulase (Trichoderma longibrachiatum)…….100 HCU/g5
Bromelain (pineapple)……………………….20,000 FCC/g6
Bacillus coagulans………………………….100 million CFU/g7

1. activity- 52.5 gram dextrinized starch/min/gram
2. activity- 22,550 liberated Tyrosine units/min/gram
3. activity- 265 micro moles of fatty acid hydrolyzed/min/gram
4. activity- 1.1 mg Glucose liberated/min/gram
5. activity- 20 mg hemicellulose reduced/min/gram
6. activity- tyrosine/min/gram
7. Lactobacillus sporogenes = Bacillus coagulans 100 million/gram

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