Alterion® is a consistent probiotic, especially designed for poultry, which provides microbiome resilience. This helps them face many external challenges, to maintain their physiological status in perfect equilibrium – or homeostasis.
How does it work?
The microbial ecosystem of the gastrointestinal tract is characterized by a great number of microbial species living in balance by adopting a multitude of interaction strategies; constituting the basis of microbial ecology. The eubiosis/dysbiosis condition of the gut microbiota strongly influences animals’ healthy and disease status.
In other words, the intestinal microbiota influences the host at every level; the microbiota and the host form a real holobiont. The poultry’s intestine is a complex and rich ecosystem that provides multiple levels of intercellular signaling amoung:
- the microbiota components including harmful and beneficial bacteria,
- the host responses including barrier functions and inflammatory status
Understanding the communication and pathways involved in these interactions is essential to improve our knowledge of animal physiology, and thus help maintain their physiological condition and/or support their resilience to stress factors.
Alterion® has been carefully selected for its effects on the holobiont which are linked to Alterion’s ability to produce specific beneficial components named metabolites.
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Microbiome resilience is essential for poultry to deal with challenges. Alterion® not only helps to maintain homeostasis of the gut flora but also produces metabolites directly beneficial for the host. These metabolites have a positive effect on gut integrity, intestinal inflammation and immunity. They have also been shown to limit intestinal colonization by unfavorable bacteria.