In fact, most of your dog's immune system is found in their gut. That’s why gut health is linked to immune health. (As well as moods, skin health and cognitive function.)
The immune system is a really critical part of your dog's health - just as it is in ours. And it's constantly facing challenges...Whether it’s exercise, travelling, family, food changes, or environmental sensitivities, all these events take a toll on their immune system. Even your stress can make them stressed. This in turn can reduce energy for play, growth, or fighting off infection.
But what is a postbiotic and why do we use it?
- Probiotics are the “good” or “friendly” bacteria that promote a healthy digestive tract and work to break down and digest food.
- Prebiotics are fuel for probiotics, support their growth, and help the immune system keep bad bacteria under control.
- And when you feed prebiotics to probiotics you get postbiotics. Simply put, prebiotics + probiotics = postbiotics.
At Planet A, we use TruMune® postbiotic. TruMune® targets the gut to promote strong digestion and immune function. It's produced through a natural fermentation process using yeast, and is made in the United States. It's not the same as other yeast!
It's actually a very nutritionally unique and complex pet supplement ingredient. It contains both residual components of the original yeast cells as well as a myriad of bioactive metabolites that the yeast produces during the controlled fermentation process.
One of the reasons we use postbiotics rather than probiotics with live organisms in our products, is because postbiotics maintains their stability and retain their benefits – even after the manufacturing process.