In this context, Olmix’s For Feed Product Specialist María García took the chance to describe the relevance of the gut barrier function and how marine-algae extracts can help animals in the event of facing pathogenic bacterial strains, as showed in a recent study by Olmix.
“The cell wall of marine algae is mainly composed of water-soluble sulfated polysaccharides that present diverse biological activities. One of them is the reinforcement of the gut barrier components via the induction of mucin secretion and strengthening of tight junctions. In a recent study we could demonstrate the potential of specific in-feed marine macroalgal polysaccharides to strengthen the animals’ gut barrier function. More particularly, this work evaluated, in-vitro, the capacity of the red algal extract to reinforce the epithelium barrier in the presence of pathogenic bacterial strains,” García explained.
María García (Olmix).