Scientific review of key ingredient in Boviglo

Many users of Boviglo have reported that they are using less antibiotic treatments. Boviglo’s number one ingredient is neutralized (it is not live) Lactobacillus acidophilus (LB), which is a beneficial bacteria commonly found in the digestive tract of animals and humans. How does neutralized LB work?

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Studies have shown the therapeutic antibacterial effects of both the live and neutralizedLactobacillus acidophilus (LB) culture. Several types of antibacterial action have been identified as direct actions by LB against gastrointestinal bacteria, or towards the abilities of the disease to develop and spread.

This particular class of harmful bacteria cause significant structural injuries of the cellular lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This usually causes acute and persistent diarrhea.

Antibiotic-like activity. Secreted molecules present in Lactobacillus LB culture exert a killing activity against major dangerous gastrointestinal bacteria such as Salmonella enterica serovartyphimurium (S. typhimurium), Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella flexneri, Yersinia enterocolitica, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, enteropathogenic E. coli and diarrhoea-associated diffusely adhering E. coli (DAEC) and gastritis-associated Helicobacter pylori.

In addition, bactericidal activity of secreted molecules from LB against common stomach bacteria associated with stomach inflammation, tumours, and ulcers has been reported. This bactericidal activity resembles the structural changes of dying bacteria observed after antibiotic treatment. (1)

(1) Helicobacter pylori in health and disease [Cover and Blaser, 2009]

From the scientific study “A gastrointestinal anti-infectious biotherapeutic agent: the heat-treatedLactobacillus LB” - Vanessa Liévin-Le Moal, link to full article -

The health of an animal’s stomach and gastrointestinal tract is absolutely essential to its overall health.

Boviglo shows positive results in beef production: AAFC Study

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MILVERTON, ON – November 14, 2017 – A nine-month feeding trial at the Lethbridge Research Centre showed that supplementing beef cattle with Boviglo increased both average daily gain (ADG) and feed conversion. The study was evaluated in two phases: backgrounding and finishing.

During the 110-day backgrounding trial, steers that received Boviglo showed a 1.11 kg/day (2.44 lb/day) ADG, compared to the control group with .99 kg/day (2.18 lb/day) ADG. Both the Boviglo and control group started the trial at 279 kg (614 lb), but the Boviglo-supplemented steers ended up at 400 kg (880 lb), 13 kg (29 lb) more than the control group.

Feed conversion was also affected by the addition of Boviglo during backgrounding. It took 7.43 lbs of feed to create 1 lb of meat in the Boviglo group versus 8.1 lbs of feed for the control group.

In the finishing trial, Boviglo also showed significant benefits in both ADG and feed conversion. Boviglo showed a 1.65 kg/day (3.63 lb/day) ADG, .07 kg/day (.15 lb/day) higher than the control group. As well, feed conversion continued to show improvement: 6.66 for Boviglo treated steers and 6.7 for the control group

WenZhu Yang, ruminant nutrition research scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Centre, Lethbridge noted that the final numbers aren’t statistically significant in scientific terms, but the 11 kg (24 lb) difference in final weights between the Boviglo and control steers would be significant for cattle feeders.

Steve Zehr, Director of Sales at Nature’s Wave, commented, “This study confirms what beef producers have reported since the product became available in 2015. In a commercial setting, where there is more stress from weaning, transport and co-mingling, Boviglo can show even more impressive results.”

Zehr continued, “With more and more restaurant chains and consumers demanding meat raised without antibiotics, Boviglo also has an excellent fit for operations that are supplying those markets.”

Boviglo is an all-natural, complete liquid vitamin and trace mineral supplement that includes lactobacillius acidophilus, one of the best probiotics for ruminants. The liquid formulation ensures quick intake and absorption, to build immunity and promote gut health.

For more information on Boviglo, visit Full study is available by request. 

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