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DFMs are Probiotics

Firefighters use fire to fight fire. Similarly, we can use good bacteria to fight the bad ones. These good bacteria are also known as probiotics. They naturally exist in pretty much all species on this planet. Probiotics are our allies and our weapons, key to optimal health and production. Probiotics are the soldiers and technology that we bring forth to defend us from disease. Probiotics are the chemists with a very wide chemical arsenal for surgical precision operations. 

Probiotics include different types of friendly and beneficial microorganisms that can be ingested with feed or food. Probiotics for animals, aquatic life, and insects are called direct-fed microbials. There are also microbial products that promote soil and plant health.

DFMs for livestock

At Strong Microbials, we believe that microbial challenges require microbial solutions.


Decades of experience using live microbes for agricultural applications enables us to innovate through leading science research and our library of beneficial microbial strains. The most important microbial attributes that we select are those related to beneficial functions in the gut, such as optimal digestion of feed and availability of nutrients, inhibition of pathogen proliferation, and stimulation of the innate immune system of animals. We also ensure survivability during product production and when it reaches the animal. 

Can probiotics defeat viruses?

Gut bacteria plays important role in modulating the immune system and gut mucus production, two health-supporting and disease-fighting factors. Probiotics activate the body’s own immune response and educate the immune system, stimulating it to destroy infecting organisms and viruses.

Mammalian immune system makes antibodies that fight pathogens, toxins and viruses. One of the most common antibodies found in animals is secretory IgA (Immunoglobulin A) found in mucous membranes. IgA binds to the bacterial pathogen or virus, deactivates it and presents it to the immune cells for destruction. Adequate levels of IgA in the mucus layer prevents viruses from infecting cells and hacking their cellular machinery for reproduction. Same results are reported for other immunoglobulins in animals and immune peptides in insects. 

Learn How 
Microbes Power Our World

New York Times Bestseller 2017

Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behavior, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth.

In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. You'll never think about your mind, body or preferences in the same way again.

'Super-interesting... He just keeps imparting one surprising, fascinating insight after the next. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' - Bill Gates

Order one for yourself at a discounted price. Hardcover copies in our store under "More Products."

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