What are mannans and ß-1.3/1.6-glucans?
Mannans and ß-1.3/1.6-glucans are natural carbohydrates existing in the yeast cell walls. Provided that they come selected and properly processed, they confer health benefits when supplemented. They are therefore considered as postbiotics, defined by The International Journal of Molecular Sciences as “bioactive compounds produced by food-grade microorganisms during a fermentation process with proven health benefits”.
What are tight junction (TJs)?
They are a type of cell-to-cell junction that control paracellular transportation and form a physical barrier to regulate physiological homeostasis. One of the TJs functions is to seal the intercellular space of the epithelium. Common equine diseases are related to their degradation, such as colic (dehydration, malabsorption) and skin carcinoma (type of skin cancer in horses) for example. Thus, horses’ health can be compromised because of imperfect formation of TJs. Safmannan helps to preserve their integrity.
What are IgA?
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is an antibody. IgA have a key role in the immune defense and resistance against infection of mucous membrane. They are the predominant immunoglobulin type found in mucosae. They are involved in the neutralization of the antigens that come from the environment, like food. Thus, IgA is essential to protect the surfaces of gastrointestinal, respiratory and genitourinary tracts. We can measure their level in the feces.
How often should I feed my horses with Safmannan?
Horses can be fed with Safmannan on a daily routine so they can benefit from positive effects of standardized of mannan and beta glucans fractions, regarding the reduction of pathogen pressure, the reinforcement of gut barrier and the intestinal local immunity.