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Enterococcus faecium

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  • Enterococcus faecium is a so-called probiotic. Probiotics are living microorganisms which exert a positive effect on their hosts by improving the balance of pathogenic and beneficial bacteria in the intestines: They stimulate the growth of a healthy microflora and thus suppress the growth of pathogenic microbes by creating competition for intestinal “adherence” sites and for nutrients.
  • Enterococcus faecium belongs to the so-called enterococci which, in turn, belong to the lactic acid bacteria: Enterococci occur in the environment, in humans and in animals, but are also present in traditional foodstuffs like cheese and raw sausages. Two species among the approximately 25 Enterococcus species known, namely E. faecium and E. faecalis, are of importance in the digestive systems of humans and animals.
  • Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 (E 1705) and NCIMB 11181 (E 1708) are two strains which have been shown to be innocuous to the body but have a positive influence on the digestive system.

  • Enterococcus faecium functions as a stabilizer of the intestinal microflora, due to its high metabolic activity (viability).
  • It limits the growth of pathogenic microbes, particularly within the first weeks of life.
  • positive influence on the immune system associated with the bowels
  • an intact, healthy intestinal flora is capable of reducing/preventing disease (e.g. diarrhea). The produces a better growth and lower mortality rates in calves and piglets.


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