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A naturally fermented live probiotic with 80 strains of essential living micro-organisms for a really healthy gut

Directions for Use

<20kg Dogs:5ml/day
20-40kg Dogs: 10ml/day
40+kg Dogs:15ml/day

Add to dog's cold water bowl in small amount to make sure they drink it and then top up with fresh water afterwards or syringe by mouth 20 minutes before feeding. For very small dogs and cats under 10Kg give ½ serving size suggested.

Ponies: 30ml/day

Add to cold drinking water in the volume they would normally drink in a day, or alternatively add to the feed.

For External use:
Dilute 1:10 and spray onto clean pre-groomed coat and brush in. Leave to air dry.

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Micromax® Biodynamic Effective Micro-organisms

Micromax® is a naturally fermented live gut reconditioning supplement that helps to optimise the bacterial population profile in the gastrointestinal tract.

There are up to a thousand or more different species of bacteria living in the intestinal tract that are vital for the survival and well-being of our animals. These "friendly bacteria" number in the thousands of trillions and which collectively contain up to 3.3 million genes (compared to just 25,000 of the dog genome) have developed a close symbiotic relationship with the host animal over the course of evolution, making the gut flora an integral part of the ability to stay healthy.

It is well known that these friendly bacteria inhibit the growth of unhealthy bacteria and other pathogens that would normally thrive in the warm, moist and nutrient-rich environment of the intestines, but research is now showing that they have many other important functions such as:

  1. breaking down undigested food (including certain carbohydrates);
  2. helping with the absorption of vital minerals (such as magnesium, calcium and iron), lipids, vitamins (such as Vitamin K) and other nutrients;
  3. synthesising particular B vitamins such as biotin and folate;
  4. adjusting our metabolism and weight;
  5. regulating the functioning of the immune system and
  6. the production of antibodies and cytokines that are then effective outside the gut as well;
  7. modulating the nervous system, psychological wellbeing (including anxiety and depression) and memory.

It is no exaggeration to say that healthy gut bacterial are absolutely central to both physical and psychological health. It is impossible to be healthy without a healthy gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is derived from the mother in utero, during a normal birth and from the surrounding environment.

Species-inappropriate diets, antibiotic use (both internally and topically), unnatural environments etc have all unfortunately had a deleterious effect on gut flora, significantly reducing the number of friendly bacterial species. This means that for the vast majority of domesticated animals, the vital biological processes determined by their gut microbiome are not as efficient or effective, making their health more fragile.

Traditional ways to try to improve the bacterial populations in the gut have been to take probiotics — supplements that supply healthy bacteria — and/or prebiotics — supplements that supply food that healthy bacteria thrive on, herbs etc. However, when one considers that there are up to 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) micro-organisms per gram of intestinal contents, then adding a few billion extra per day, in the case of probiotics, is unlikely to make a significant impact, and neither do prebiotics which will not necessarily feed only healthy bacteria.

Fortunately there is now an effective solution. Professor Teruo Higa in Japan has developed a very specific fermentation process that produces a perfect balance of approximately 80 different strains of specific aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. These include lactic acid bacteria, yeast and photosynthetic bacteria and other accompanying species. Even though the product contains yeast, it can actually be used to recover from yeast infections because the lactobacillus feed off the candida, producing peroxide in the process which further kills pathogens.

This specific microbe combination, which Professor Higa calls effective micro-organisms, are supremely effective at promoting richer and healthier bacterial colonies, inhibiting pathogenic ones, and pursuading neutral bacteria to act in healthy ways. They are able to do all this by introducing health-promoting genetic information into gut flora systems, taking advantage of the rapid twenty minute generational cycle of bacteria. In this way, gut flora is fundamentally changed for the better at the genetic level.

Micromax® is a new high-quality biodynamic version of Professor Higa's effective microorganisms that uses organic fermentation ingredients (principally sugar cane molasses and over 40 different wild Alpine herbs) to produce exceptionally high quality effective micro-organisms. The herbs used supply antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutritional components. The sugar is used up in the fermentation process so Micromax is safe for those animals with metabolic issues. Although it is a fermented product, it can be used with intestinal fungal overgrowth and as a digestive cleanse.

Micromax should be taken orally with water and is extremely effective at balancing gastrointestinal flora and inhibiting gut pathogens. It can also be used externally on the skin or wherever there are microbiomes. After all, bacteria are not just important for gut health but play vital roles in maintaining health wherever they naturally accumulate.

The biodynamic manufacturing of Micromax is carried out to the very highest standards in Austria, and all batches are lab tested for safety, including for Shigatoxin-Geb 1 and 2 (EHEC). Finally, Micromax is vegan — no animal products are used in its manufacture.

So forget probiotics and prebiotics: if you really want your animals to have optimal gut health, Micromax is the way to go!