Yeast Culture is a living unicellular organism (Microbe), Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the species utilized as a supplement. Yeast’s cells stimulate fiber-digesting bacteria in a dogs digestive system, stabilize rumen environment, and utilize lactic acid. Yeasts are excellent source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, whose functions are related to metabolism as well as other minerals and cofactors required for growth. The probiotic aspects of yeast maintain and restore the natural flora in the large and small gastrointestinal tract. Ultra healthy intestinal flora has a curative effect on subclinical infections in dogs, plus the reduction in stress on their bodies allows the immunes system to function at optimal levels. The antioxidant Alpha-Lipoic Acid has broad and profound influences on a dog’s physiology, yeast culture is a superior source for this substance.
Live: yeast cultures of live yeast organisms function as powerful probiotics – live organisms that are fed daily with typical dog food potentially have a positive role in the microorganism populations in the lower-gut. The most common strains of yeast beneficial to the canine digestive process dare Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Aspergillus oryzae and Torulopsis.
Based primarily on extensive research with ruminants (cattle), live yeast cultures have been shown to synthesize a wide variety of enzymes that are able to break down fiber and proteins. Researchers have tested over 50 strains of S. cerevisiae and found only seven strains with the ability to stimulate growth of fiber-digesting bacteria. Consequently, these yeast cultures can aide in the digestion of proteins and carbohydrates in grains. The canine digestive capacity lacks the broad spectrum of bacteria and enzymes required for the healthy absorption of food into nutrients. The chronic stress in the dog’s GI tract causes a homeostatic imbalance in the digestive organ system. The imbalance is the foundation for disease in the dog’s body.