One superfood that is available to our pets is brewer’s yeast. It is a great option to increase energy and improve the functioning of the body as a whole. Supplementation with Brewer’s yeast has many functions for the body., as it contains B vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and some fiber.
Due to the large amount of B vitamins and minerals, supplementation with brewer’s yeast serves as a booster of the immune system, especially for sick animals or animals that need an extra boost in their daily lives, such as the elderly and pets in the growth.
Learn more about the benefits below!
What is brewer’s yeast?
Much more than just a component of beer, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae it is a yeast, a fungus, just like molds and mushrooms. They are unicellular living beings, visible only with the use of a microscope. They are found in various places such as in the soil, in plants, in food and even in the air.
Yeast is produced from fermentation, the process this fungus uses to break down molecules like sugar and generate the energy it needs. This process is used to produce medicines and foods, such as bread, for example. No wonder that yeasts are the oldest single-celled protein sources consumed by people. Its consumption is made through natural products, beverages and fermented foods.
What are the advantages of offering brewer’s yeast for pets?
Its highlight in the use of human food is due to the significant portion of vitamins and minerals that promote well-being and health. For dogs and cats, brewer’s yeast can also be very beneficial. Know your properties:
– It is considered a modulator of the immune system as it stimulates the body’s natural defenses;
– Helps in the functioning of the digestion of dogs and cats. Type S. Cerevisiae yeasts are used for their prebiotic effect, stimulating the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria for the digestive system, facilitating the breakdown and absorption of food.
– Protects pets against bacteria, viruses and other parasites by strengthening the immune system.
– It is rich in nutrients, consisting of carbohydrates, proteins, minerals (phosphorus and potassium) and B-complex vitamins.
In addition, it is important to know that yeast cells are natural inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract, that is, they are part of the local microbiota and, as they do not adhere to the intestinal epithelium, they multiply little and transit along with the food bolus. Thus, they help to inhibit the action of pathogenic microorganisms, which are those that can cause illnesses in pets. They are responsible for reducing aerobic (oxygen-requiring) bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract, as they decrease oxygen in the area.
Learn how to deliver the benefits of brewer’s yeast to dogs and cats
For the yeast to have a prebiotic effect, it is necessary to use it continuously and in an adequate amount for each organism. Brewer’s yeast is present in all Botica Pets formulas, in three formats: powdered supplements, pills or functional sticks.
What are the advantages of offering supplements?
Supplements are safer, they can be given daily, without losing effect or becoming addictive. In addition, they are approved by veterinarians and registered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).
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