Pre-biotics essential for all pets to have a thriving digestive system
Online PR News – 28-May-2011 – – Answering the pet industry demand for FOS (fructo-oligiosacharides), Steviva Brands, global manufacturer and distributor of stevia based sweeteners and other bulk ingredient sweeteners, is now supplying the pet market with pre-biotic FOS. This product has been scientifically shown to benefit animals by increasing friendly bacteria in their intestinal tract and improving overall digestive health while boosting their immune system.
Steviva Brands’ FOS , also known as inulin, are indigestible fibers extracted/derived from chicory root. A carbohydrate that is indigestible by mammals, it acts as a pre-biotic in the digestive system by providing a food source for beneficial bacteria allowing them to overwhelm harmful bacteria positives.
“The FOS market is huge for us. We use this very fine, all natural fiber in our Fructevia table top sweetener for our consumers. But until recently, we didn’t realize the benefit FOS would also provide for our customers’ family pets. It is essential for all pets to have a thriving digestive system and our brand of FOS feeds the friendly bacteria, improving pet health on multiple levels,” said Thom King, CEO and Founder of Steviva Brands.
Steviva Brands has positioned itself to supply this rapidly expanding market with super high grade short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides which is essential for pet health. When FOS is given to lactating bitches, the amount of IgM antibodies in their milk increases, strengthening the immunity transferred to the puppies.
FOS provides a favorable environment for beneficial bacterial flora (bifidobacteria and lactobacillus), resulting in positive effects on the health of the digestive tract. Some of these well known effects include inhibition of the growth of pathogenic bacteria, stimulation of the immune system, improved digestion, and absorption of nutrients, and synthesis of vitamins indispensable to the metabolism e.g. folic acid.
About Steviva Brands
Steviva Brands was founded in 1999 and since then has become one of the premiere producers of stevia based sweeteners and other bulk ingredient sweeteners. Unlike sugar, stevia does not trigger a rise in blood sugar, making it a great sugar replacement for diabetics. Stevia which is calorie-free, is a logical choice in the fight against both adult and childhood obesity.
Steviva Brands, Inc. is dedicated to bringing consumers the finest quality products available. Steviva Brands wants to make the world a better place by doing its part to help its customers use less sugar and increase their well-being. More information about Steviva Brands is available at: http://www.steviva.com