Dietary Resistant Potato Starch Alters Intestinal Microbial Communities and Their Metabolites, and Markers of Immune Regulation and Barrier Function in Swine
This research demonstrated that MSP[RS] Resistant Starch has a beneficial impact on the intestinal health of weaning pigs. At an inclusion rate of 5%, there was an increase in SCFAs, including butyrate, and other potentially beneficial bacteria populations when compared to a diet that did not have MSP[RS] included. Other benefits include an increase in markers of mucosal barrier function, and immune tolerance such as IL-6, which is the gene critical for maintaining mucosal barrier function, and a strong IgA response. This study shows that pigs consuming MSP[RS] are healthier, and more resistant to pathogens. Link here to read the article!