Organic acids are well known for their antimicrobial properties. In pigs, each one has a specific effect. By adding the right combination, it’s possible to suppress a wide variety of harmful bacteria, moulds and yeasts and keep the gastrointestinal tract in balance.
Organic acids hinder the growth of harmful microorganisms by reducing the pH in the digestive tract. A lower pH also stimulates enzyme activity in the stomach and small intestine, improving nutrient digestion.
Individual organic acids have different effects on harmful microorganisms and gastrointestinal balance. Combining organic acids is therefore beneficial when wanting to prevent different microorganisms.