What is P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber?
Until recently the importance of the gut in overall health wasn’t understood. Today we now know that the digestive tract goes far beyond just processing the food your pet eats. That’s why we developed our Lucy Pet P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ which is based on 40 years of research and studies by Dr. George C. Fahey.
We all know that fiber is important because it promotes the movement of food through the digestive system, and produces consistent stools. However, new research shows that having a variety and blend of fiber sources, carefully selected can produce an environment in the digestive tract to lead to an optimal balance in the gut.
A pet’s intestinal tract handles challenges every day, so it is important to ensure that your pet’s diet supports the digestive system based on the latest nutritional advancements that exist today. A diverse blend of dietary fibers provides optimal nourishment for the large bowel bacteria. These bacteria ferment the fibers to short-chain fatty acids that vary in concentration and molar proportions and serve many positive functions, not only in the large bowel but in the body as well.
Fermentable fibers include Prebiotics fiber sources, along with resistant starches. Resistant starches are dietary fibers naturally found in foods like legumes such as peas, and dried kelp, dried chicory root and beet pulp. A pet’s gastrointestinal system uses acids, enzymes, and other secretions to break down food as it passes along the digestive tract. As the fibers break down, fermentation helps support an environment that feeds the gut bacteria. With this balance of fermentable fiber, the gut bacteria can support digestion and absorption, keeping the body healthy, and helping other systems perform optimally. The prebiotic fiber ingredients will ultimately encourage the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFA) in the large intestine.