Why do we use the prebiotics Chicory Root and Beet Pulp?
Why do we include the prebiotics Inulin(chicory root) & Beet Pulp in our diets? Colon health is the answer as good health all starts there.
Inulin (Chicory Root Extract),is also known as endive and used in salads, stimulates the growth of friendly bacteria and contributes to a healthy digestive tract by driving out pathogens like E coli. It is a starch that escapes digestion until it reaches the colon, or large intestine. There, it is a food source for the “good” bacteria that live in that part of the gastrointestinal tract. It also aids in the reduction of gas, which is important to large-breed dogs.
Beet Pulp is a quality fiber and also a food source for essential good bacteria in a dog’s gut. These good bacteria thrive and crowd out the bad bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Beet pulp also gently cleans the intestinal wall, allowing more nutrients to be absorbed and helps the colon to do what it does best-absorb water from the left over ingredients of the animals diet that are not digested. Some folks state that excess amounts of beet pulp artificially reduces stool size. We include only optimum amounts that provide the stated benefits.
To us at Dr. Tim’s, it all starts with colon health and moves backwards from there-that is a key to good health.