ORANGE CITY, Iowa, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ron Van
Beek, president and CEO of Van Beek Natural
Science, announced that research conducted at Iowa State
University confirmed that the patented active compound, Axaphen, in
eliminates bacteria on contact.
Axaphen was tested using techniques such as broth microdilution
testing, disk diffusion, and traditional microbiological plating.
Through this work, Dr. Brehm-Stecher’s group has identified
Axaphen as a highly active antimicrobial. In Iowa State’s in vitro
tests, Axaphen has shown increased action against a wide variety of
organisms, including gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative
bacteria, and pathogenic yeasts.
“DiaGel is a fast, effective natural alternative to higher price
pharmaceuticals to cure bacterial diarrhea in dogs and cats.
Axaphen, the patented active compound we use in DiaGel, has been
shown in clinical trials to eliminate bacteria in one
administration and produce firm stools within 24 hours,” said Van
Beek, adding, “Our new microencapsulation technology makes the
DiaGel formula highly palatable, too.”
Bacterial diarrhea in pets can be caused by diet and/or water
changes, diet indiscretions, environment changes and stress.
DiaGel, administered orally, eliminates bacteria such as E.
coli and Salmonella, which occur naturally in the GI tract.
DiaGel also contains pectins and psyllium husks to soothe the
GI tract and slow down the digestive process. Tannins in
DiaGel prevent bacteria from adhering to the intestinal wall, while
antioxidants bind to and neutralize free radicals.
Van Beek said, “Because DiaGel is a natural treatment, it can be
administered to pets of all ages and in conjunction with other
therapies, such as fluid therapy, endotoxin ther