In California, ISOThrive LLC released research results showing a 99 percent reduction in antibiotic-resistant salmonella in commercially–raised chickens when their feed was supplemented with ISOThrive’s naturally-derived, prebiotic soluble fiber. The research conducted by the University of Georgia, Louisiana State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Center used young broiler chickens, comparing standard chicken feed with ISOThrive-supplemented feed. The results showed a significantly higher level of healthful gut bacteria and a reduction of antibiotic-resistant salmonella by 99 percent in the chickens fed with ISOThrive.
Research has shown that the routine use of antibiotics in food animals such as cows and chickens plays a major role in the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Each year, eighty percent of antibiotics manufactured in the U.S. are consumed by farm animals, at least 2 million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die as a result of these infections.