Pathogens, such as gram-negative bacteria, produce endotoxins that damage the intestinal barrier and disrupt the gut’s tight junction integrity. This leads to poor absorption of nutrients and makes animals susceptible to infections. Xaloo™ takes advantage of polyphenol-rich green tea and pomegranate extracts, known for their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, to:
Xaloo blocks the attachment of pathogenic bacteria and prevents adhesion to receptors in intestinal cells
Xaloo crosslinks proteins across the tight junctions of damaged cells, boosting an animal’s defences in times of stress
Xaloo reduces the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines
Xaloo disrupts bacterial cell walls
Xaloo™ mode of action
A science-powered boost to nature’s defences
Plants have the ability to selectively suppress pathogens while keeping the beneficial microflora intact. Their outer cells (epithelium) respond to attacks by deactivating cells around any threat or damage. This is known as programmed apoptosis.
The resulting breakdown of intercellular partitions triggers oxidation of polyphenols, in turn catalysing the formation of quinone molecules, which act to seal injury, bind toxins and stop pathogens in their tracks.
Perfected over millennia, this natural defence mechanism can also provide health advantages to the animals that eat the plants. However, the benefits tend to be very short-lived following ingestion. Mootral’s patented technology stabilises the polyphenols, delivering them to the animal’s gut in a pre-activated state. Once there, the enzymes from the intestines prompt the localised conversion of the pre-activated polyphenols to quinones which exert their functional effects to protect the gut integrity.
“Since using Xaloo, our piglets are thriving. The mortality rate dropped significantly from 6.2 to 4.5% and has remained consistently low for the last 9 months.”
“Our weaning weight has increased by 1kg/per piglet, with a significant drop in mortality. The piglets also look healthier and livelier in the pens.”