AquaFortis - Gut Modifier
AquaFortis is an aqua-specific product based on carefully selected probiotic microorganisms and prebiotic mannan-oligosaccharides derived from the yeast cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
|A wide range of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and eukaryotic parasites, are associated with disease, which may decimate production and have profound consequences for local economies. For example, early mortality syndrome (EMS) has spread across Asian shrimp production causing heavy, up to 100%, mortality within 30 days. The reduction of pathogen load and development of the beneficial microbiota in the digestive tract play a crucial role in the sustainment of eubiosis and support of the host’s defence mechanisms.
AquaFortis is rich in bioactive ingredients and nutrients derived from Bacillus species and Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentations. S. cerevisiae positively affects eubiosis in the digestive tract by decreasing pathogen load, increasing the host’s natural defence functions, and stimulating growth.
Four key activities such as the production of antimicrobial substances, binding to gut epithelia, the scavenging of oxygen and production of digestive enzymes, are undertaken by a unique blend of Bacillus sp. Hence gut microflora is beneficially modified and nutrient utilisation is improved resulting in enhanced animal performance.
Nucleotides, the building blocks of nucleic acids, in AquaFortis provide semi-essential nutrients during period of food deficiency, stress, rapid growth and immunological stress. This leads to a growth improvement especially in the early stages of development and as well as an enhanced larval quality via brood stock fortification. Moreover, because of immune modulation function the innate and adaptive immune responses are enhanced.
Mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS) in the product bind to pathogenic bacteria and block their colonisation of the intestine. Due to the adhering effect to MOS fewer pathogens are available for intestinal colonisation resulting in lower infection rates. MOS is principally used as an energy source by lactic acid producing bacteria. An increase in these beneficial bacteria enhance the short chain fatty acids in the hind gut which has a positive effect on gut intestinal integrity
- Higher resilience against bacterial and viral infections
- Support of host’s natural defence mechanisms
- Increases stress tolerance
- Enhances osmoregulation and adaptation to environment
- Improves gut integrity
- Increases survivability rates