A is for Arabinogalactan

larch tree

Arabinogalactan, a form of fiber usually isolated from the bark of the Larch tree, has well documented prebiotic effects on probiotic organisms within the digestive tract.

Arabinogalactan also has a stimulatory effect on GALT (gut associated lymphoid tissue).  Read more on GALT in Dr. Eleanor Kellon’s article The Gut & Immunity.

We typically think of the intestinal tract as a digestive organ, but it has a very important role in the immune system as well.  We all know, with horses especially, proper digestive function is key to overall health and survival.

About Dr. Kellon

Graduate of University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. Owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions, www.drkellon.com, industry and private nutritional consultations, online nutritional courses. Staff Veterinary Expert at Uckele Health and Nutrition.
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