Brewer’s yeast, fish oil (sardine), apple pulp.
Crude protein 19.89%; Crude fibres 10.02%; Crude fat 27.99%; Crude ash 8.61%; Omega 3 fatty acids 8.75%: Omega 6 fatty acids 6 1.80%
How do its active ingredients work?
It is a source of protein (40%) of high quality and palatability, that also stands out for its high content of group B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, and B9, but not B12), macrominerals (phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium), microminerals (iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, chromium and selenium), and antioxidants. For this reason, it helps to improve the quality of the coat, skin and nails, and to promote the health of the nervous system. In addition, yeast cell walls contain mannan-oligosaccharides and beta-glucans that promote intestinal health and strengthen the immune system. Some studies even suggest that brewer’s yeast could act as a natural antiparasitic against fleas and ticks, although the results are still inconclusive.
It is a source of soluble and insoluble fiber, that promotes gastrointestinal health, and antioxidants (flavonoids and vitamin C), which help to prevent and slow down health problems such as cancer or brain aging. A balanced diet must contain fibers, as they help the intestinal tract to function properly. The soluble fraction of apple pomace is mainly composed of pectin, which is beneficial for both constipation and diarrhea problems, due to its high water-retention capacity. In cases of constipation, this causes an increase in the volume of the digesta, in addition to promoting the proliferation of beneficial bacteria due to its high fermentability. As a result, the levels of short-chain fatty acids increase, promoting intestinal health. In cases of diarrhea, this ability to absorb water quickly allows the digesta to thicken. However, although pectin is able to treat symptoms, it does not necessarily address the main cause of diarrhea. On the other hand, fiber has the ability to trap certain molecules within its matrix, such as ammonia/urea and cholesterol. These molecules are then transported through the colon and are finally excreted in the feces, thus achieving a reduction in their blood levels.
Omega 3 fatty acids
There is evidence to suggest that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are required in the diet of gestating animals for normal embryonic growth and development. However, in the adult cat and dog, there is still insufficient evidence. Whilst not essential for adults cats and dogs, omega-3 fatty acids may provide a number of functional benefits, including improving skin and coat condition and acting as anti-inflammatory agents. They modulate eicosanoid production. Eicosanoids resulting from omega-3 fatty acid metabolism are less stimulants of the inflammatory response than those resulting from omega-6 fatty acids. Moreover, they are the precursors of resolvins and protectins, counter-regulatory inflammatory substances that serve as agonists for endogenous anti-inflammatory mechanisms and significantly act in the resolution of inflammation. Furthermore, in the ageing animal, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids help to prevent deterioration of cognitive function by improving brain oxygenation.