UltraGuard P

UltraGuard P is a unique micro-granulate containing a combination of short and medium chain fatty acids, protected in a specialised matrix.

The specialist matrix ensures the active fatty acids are delivered along the entire length of the gastrointestinal tract.

It is a dry, granular powder which can be incorporated into wet or dry petfood, pet treats or petfood supplements.

What are short and medium chain fatty acids?

Fatty acids are classified as short-, medium- and long-chain fatty acids. Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) contain fewer than 6 carbon, whereas medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) contain 6-12 carbons. Long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) contain more than 12 carbons. Free SCFA and MCFAs are water soluble and can readily enter the enterocyte during diffusion. Butyrate is a SCFA which is a major source of energy for enterocytes. SCFA and MCFAs that have not been used by enterocytes pass directly into the portal blood and are transported via the portal vein to the liver, where they are metabolised by hepatocytes.

What are the benefits of UltraGuard P?

  • The fatty acids within UltraGuard-P support the proliferation and maturation of the gut
  • Increase villi height and crypt depth
  • Aids nutrient absorption
  • Slow releasing fatty acids positively influence the gut microflora
  • Supports the gut as a first line of defence against disease
  • Improved stool quality
  • Observed benefits in coat quality

How is UltraGuard-P used?

  • The recommended feeding rate of UltraGuard-P for dry food is 2-4kg/tonne
  • The recommended feeding rate of UltraGuard-P for wet food is 0.5-1kg/tonne

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