Yeast: learn its benefits in animal production


Yeast-based additives have been used in animal food supplements

The market is making an unquestionable effort to adapt to the pressure of consumers, the scientific community and regulatory agencies and to stop using antibiotics as performance enhancers and using it rationally as a therapeutic approach to animal production. Thus, the world market is seeking alternatives to efficiently and naturally control the pathogenic bacteria and at the same time, promote the best animal performance.

Yeast-based additives, especially the genus Saccharomyces, are commonly used in animal feed diets.

Commonly used in the industries of baking, brewing, wine and alcohol, the yeast Saccharomyces spp. is known worldwide as an excellent source of protein, B-complex vitamins, essential minerals, and dietary fiber. The genus Saccharomyces is the most important for the industry, as it also provides a high lysine content.

Although their composition may vary according to the processing to which they go through, yeasts are sources of MOS and B-glucans contained in their cell wall.

They can be used in both human and animal food in various ways and for different purposes; therefore, they are an attractive alternative for various industries and producers, especially about the economic factor.

The yeast cell wall is a natural source of MOS and B-glucans, obtained through the sugarcane fermentation process to obtain ethanol. In this process, yeast cells go through countless fermentation cycles, which makes the cell wall thicker and stronger, thus resulting in high quantities of functional carbohydrates and less fat content in their composition, being less digestible in the gastrointestinal tract.

The yeast extract, also known as cell content, acts as a protein source and is rich in inositol, which stimulates the synthesis of biotin and glutamate, having effects on palatability, peptides, and nucleotides.

Stimulation of the innate immune system, as well as the agglutination of pathogenic bacteria (with type 1 fimbria) in the bowel, is also a benefit of yeast.

In this context, ICC Brazil stands out. We are a company specialized in yeast-based additives that provides innovative solutions, seeking animal health and performance, as well as food safety, by using 100% natural products.

As ICC Brazil prioritizes animal welfare and quality of products of animal origin, it developed alternative products to performance-enhancing antibiotics. One of our favorite creations is ImmunoWall®, which acts in the prevention of diseases and works naturally in the body of animals.

ImmunoWall® is a natural solution that helps reducing contamination and to prevent problems caused by pathogens. This natural solution stands out from other products in the market because it is composed of a dense Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast cell wall, which has high concentrations of β-glucans and MOS, resulting in a reliable additive solution with great cost-benefit.

Not only MOS can agglutinate pathogenic bacteria (such as E. coli and Salmonella), it also prevents colonization and proliferation of these bacteria in the bowels. In turn, β-glucans act by modulating the innate immune system; they stimulate the production and activity of macrophages, which are defense cells that play an important role in the immune system: they are able of phagocytizing and destroying microorganisms.

Therefore, a diet supplemented with ImmunoWall® ensures the balance of bowel microbiota and improves animal immune system response, thus reducing contamination and transmission of pathogenic bacteria to other vital organs and, consequently, enhancing health and welfare of farm animals.


Posted in 01 June of 2019