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Whether they use whole yeast cells, yeast cell wall components (MOS), highly purified beta-glucans or yeast extracts from cell interiors: Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products are always a valuable nutritional supplement, with many advantages for your pet’s longevity, health and well-being. Brewers’ yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a proven raw material with many positive effects. Despite often being seen as only a high-quality natural protein and vitamin B source, Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products can do so much more. Together with various research institutions and universities around the world, we’re continuously working on new, innovative uses and applications in pet nutrition.

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Valuable food supplement for pet nutrition.

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast®

Real brewers’ yeast, really effective!

The raw materials for Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products are produced in breweries in compliance with strict food guidelines and refined at Leiber using state-of-the-art, partly self-developed processes into valuable products for use in pet nutrition.

They are rich in many valuable bioavailable active ingredients and nutrients like proteins, amino acids, B vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Leiber Brewers’ Yeasts are so-called real brewers’ yeasts, because they contain the polyphenols (alpha and beta acids) of the hops that are added during the brewing process. The ingredients of hops have additional antioxidant and bacteriostatic effects and are thus the ideal complement to the beneficial nutritional properties of brewers’ yeast that have been known for a long time.

 

Whether roller-dried, spray-dried, debittered or also as ‘tablet grade’, in feed or food quality – at Leiber, you’ll find optimal solutions for your products.

 

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast® unextracted for your products:

  • Natural supply of nutrients and active ingredients
  • Optimal bioavailability
  • Improves acceptance (palatability) and product attractiveness
  • Supports digestion
  • Supports the immune system

Roller-dried Leiber Brewer’s Yeast®

Spray-dried Leiber Brewer’s Yeast®

Leiber YeaFi®

Unique brewers’ yeast fibre products.

Leiber YeaFi® products are almost classics. This unique combination of real inactivated brewers’ yeast with valuable dietary fibre carriers like spent grains, beet pulp and apple pomace have been produced according to the original recipe since 1954. The fibre components reinforce the beneficial nutritional properties of brewers’ yeast in an ideal way. In addition, functional fibre from secondary food streams is not only fully in line with today’s sustainability trend, but also has many advantages, including technological ones.

 

Leiber YeaFi® for your products:

  • Natural supplier of dietetic and prebiotic active ingredients and nutrients
  • Functional, high-fibre and dietary fibre components
  • Has a stabilising effect on the digestive processes
  • Supports coat quality, shine and shedding
  • Easy handling, dose and good storage properties (not hygroscopic)
  • Advantages in terms of production technology, e.g. water retention during extrusion, natural brown colouring, Maillard reaction

Special recommendations for use in pet nutrition:

Leiber YeaFi® BT: inactivated brewers’ yeast bound to spent grains.

Leiber YeaFi® AB: inactivated brewers’ yeast bound to beet pulp and apple pomace – the alternative with grain-free carrier components.

Custom-made products with other fibre carriers like DDGS (wheat pulp), wheat bran, malt germs or carrot pomace are available on request, also as finely ground variants.

Biolex® MB40

Naturally prebiotic!

Biolex® MB40 is characterised by its high levels of beta-glucans and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and a special surface structure with associated high adsorption power. The positive effects, in particular on the microbiome (prebiotic effect), the immune system and binding activities of pathogens and mycotoxins have been scientifically proven many times.

In a complex production process, yeast cell walls are separated from the cell interior (yeast extract). In the production of soluble brewers’ yeast extracts, for example, yeast cell walls are obtained as a further secondary stream. In keeping with the Leiber philosophy ‘There is no such thing as waste; there are only valuable secondary streams’, the yeast cell walls are further refined in a sustainable manner. Mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and beta-glucans from yeast cell walls are concentrated and the specifically active segments of the cell wall are released.

 

Biolex® MB40 for your products:

  • Prebiotic effects on the intestinal microbiome
  • Activates health-promoting micro-organisms in the large intestine
  • Increases production of SCFA (short-chain fatty acids)
  • Displaces pathogens and binds mycotoxins
  • Supports and relieves the immune system, in particular the intestinal immune system (GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue)
  • Positive effect on inflammatory markers (interleukins)

Biolex® MB40

Biolex® MB40 agglomerated

Representation of the mechanisms of action Biolex® MB40

Leiber® Beta-S

Highly pure beta-glucans for strong defences!

Owing to its high purity, Leiber® Beta-S is suitable for effective and sustainable relief for animals’ metabolism and immune system. The positive effect, in particular on specific and non-specific defence mechanisms of the immune system, has been scientifically proven many times over.

In a complex process, the yeast cell walls and the cell interior (yeast extract) are separated and the mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and beta-glucans from the yeast cell wall are concentrated.

The beta-glucan molecules are released from the cell wall complex in a particularly gentle process developed by Leiber. This preserves the native structure and thus the biological activity of the beta-glucans. This ensures the unique level of efficiency of the immune-activating and immune-modulating effect during intestinal transit.

 

Leiber® Beta-S for your products:

  • Significantly improves specific and non-specific defence mechanisms
  • Positive effect on inflammatory markers (interleukins)
  • Positive effects on weight-induced insulin resistance
  • Positive effects on reduction of chronic inflammation like IBD symptoms
  • Promotes colostrum quality and immune competence, in particular in newborn and young animals
  • Supports recovery and regeneration phases

Presentation of the main mechanisms of action of Leiber® Beta-S

  1. Uptake of ß-glucans from the gut lumen via M cells and phagocytosis by macrophages (or also via dendritic cells)
  2. Activation of macrophages increases phagocytosis and the release of reactive oxygen and nitrogen radicals (oxidative burst), antimicrobial peptides and lysozyme  increased combat of pathogens
  3. Release of cytokines and chemokines recruits more immune cells. Macrophages present antigenic structures to T and B cells, causing B cells to subsequently produce antibodies
  4. Activated macrophages migrate to organs of the immune system where they break down the ß-glucans into smaller fragments
  5. In the organs of the immune system (bone marrow, spleen and lymph nodes), these ß-glucan fragments and cytokines are released, activating other immune cells such as granulocytes and NK and T cells

CeFi® pro

Diet foods can still taste good!

Leiber CeFi® pro can be used in many ways, but is particularly suitable for special products required for feeding young animals, older or chronically ill animals. The reason for this is that the autolysed yeasts in Leiber CeFi® pro are more or less pre-digested, making the valuable nutrients much more readily available to the animal.

A particularly gentle autolysis process enables Leiber CeFi® pro to combine the positive effects of beta-glucans and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) in the cell wall with the natural components of the cell interior like peptides, free amino acids and nucleotides in one product.

 

Benefits of Leiber CeFi® pro for your products:

  • Important nutrients and active ingredients with high bioavailability
  • Activates health-promoting micro-organisms in the large intestine
  • Supports the development and integrity of intestinal tissue
  • Lowers pro-inflammatory markers of inflammation

Leiber NuTaste®

Natural. Pure. Delicious.

These are the characteristics of Leiber NuTaste®, achieved without the use of E numbers! (Keyword clean labelling.)

With their high levels of proteins, peptides, amino acids, glutamic acids and nucleotides, Leiber NuTaste® products meet many nutritional requirements. These ingredients from inactivated brewers’ yeast, autolysed brewers’ yeast and brewers’ yeast extracts also improve palatability at the same time. Yeast extracts in particular contain many flavour-improving nutrients that significantly increase the acceptance of a food, in particular for dogs and cats.

 

Leiber NuTaste® for your products:

  • Use of different flavour profiles for a wide range of applications
  • Increased palatability (PAL enhancer)
  • Enhancement of umami notes
  • Naturally rich in free glutamic acid
  • Suitable for vegetarian and vegan applications

Functions

Produced with care. Highly effective.

Digestion

Digestion

When digestion is good, everything is good.

With dietetic and prebiotic mechanisms of action and their natural levels of valuable and highly bioavailable active ingredients and nutrients, Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products sustainably support all pets’ digestive processes. An intact digestive system is important for absorption of energy and nutrients, relieves the metabolism, improves the immune response and increases stress resistance. In this way, Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products help ensure that all vital functions can run optimally – to give your pet a longer and healthier life.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet food:

  • Increase appetite and feed intake
  • High bioavailability
  • Improve the gut microbiome
  • Reduce indigestion
  • Strengthen the gut-associated immune system (GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue)

Immune system

Immune system

Positive protection against negative stresses!

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products are ideal for long-term strengthening of your pet’s immune system. Negative environmental impacts, for example from inappropriate accommodation, nutrient deficiencies, high infection risk or chronic diseases can throw the immune system out of balance. You can counteract this effectively by using Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products.

Cell walls of brewers’ yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) are known for their naturally high levels of immune-stimulating and immune-modulating beta-glucans. We release them from the yeast cell wall complex using a special process. The native structure of the beta-glucans and thus their biological activity is retained. This ensures a unique level of efficiency during intestinal transit, which relieves the metabolism and directly boosts the animal’s immune system. Yeast cell walls also promote gut health through additional prebiotic mechanisms. Intestinal protection is active immune protection, since 70% of immune cells are found in lymphatic intestinal tissue (GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue).

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Improve specific and non-specific immune responses
  • Positive effect on pro- and anti-inflammatory interleukins (inflammatory markers)
  • Support resistance to stressful situations, e.g. in transport, sports or retirement
  • Shorten recovery time after disease
  • Increase the vaccination effect (adjuvant effect)
  • Promote immune competence of newborn and young animals 

Gut health

Gut health

For the gut. Promotes health.

The targeted promotion of gut health is now considered to be essential for a healthy, long life and maximum animal welfare. Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products deliver precisely that.
Here are the facts: Not only is the gastrointestinal tract the largest organ in the body, it is also the first line of defence against the penetration of pathogens. Disturbances of the intestinal barrier, for example due to dysbiosis, intestinal inflammation or other stress factors, must therefore be avoided. At the same time, gut protection is active immune protection. After all, 70% of immune cells are located in the lymphatic intestinal tissue (GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue).

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products and yeast derivatives meet important requirements for optimal pet nutrition. From fibre-rich products to functional specialist products: the prebiotic ingredients of products containing inactivated yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) serve as a substrate for the intestinal microbiome and thus effectively influence the animal’s digestive and absorption processes. Yeast cell walls in particular are characterised by their naturally high levels of immune-stimulating beta-glucans and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) with a prebiotic action. The gentle production process specially developed by Leiber preserves the native structure of the yeast products and thus their high biological activity.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Create better biological balance of the intestinal microbiome (prebiotic effect)
  • Activate microbial conversion processes (SCFA – short-chain fatty acid production)
  • Suppress pathogenic germs, bind mycotoxins
  • Reduce incorrect fermentation and have a positive effect on digestive disorders, e.g. reduce flatulence, diarrhoea and chronic inflammation (IBD – inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Relieve the metabolism and thus increase stress resistance
  • Especially strengthen the intestinal-associated immune system (GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue)

Metabolism

Metabolism

For an improved metabolism.

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products contain a large number of valuable active ingredients and other ingredients with high bioavailability, for example proteins, essential amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and trace elements. All of these so-called metabolic activators support insulin production and thus glucose uptake, as well as liver metabolism. In the large intestine, the dietetic and prebiotic mechanisms of action of brewers’ yeast promote microbial conversion processes. The resulting metabolites, for example propionate and butyrate, contribute to improved energy supply and gut health.

The fact that many pets today suffer from metabolic disorders has many causes: inappropriate diet, environmental toxins, medications or lack of exercise. That’s why it is all the more important to counteract these stress factors with the help of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products when feeding. Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products promote and relieve the metabolism naturally and make the animal more resistant to possible stress factors.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Support the biological balance of the intestinal microbiome (prebiotic effect)
  • Displace pathogenic germs, binding of mycotoxins
  • Stimulate microbial conversion processes (SCFA – short-chain fatty acid production)
  • Stimulate and relieve liver metabolism
  • Boost stress resistance

Performance

Performance

The perfect fitness food.

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products contribute effectively to strengthening the resilience, performance and fitness of animals.

Whether it’s a dog or a hamster – all pets should be treated according to their age, disposition and capabilities. This requires species-appropriate feeding that is rich in vital substances and nutrients so that your pet stays healthy, fit and productive for longer. Yeast products are more than just natural protein sources in this regard. They offer a wide variety of valuable nutrients and active ingredients with high bioavailability, such as the essential amino acids lysine and methionine, antioxidants like glutathione, vitamins like those in the B complex, folic acid, niacin or biotin and trace elements like selenium, chromium or copper. Nerve cells, for example, require large amounts of B vitamins for their regeneration. In addition, a deficiency in B vitamins often leads to restlessness and nervousness.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Improve appetite and feed intake
  • Increase absorption of highly bioavailable nutrients and active ingredients
  • Improve general BCS – Body Condition Score
  • Support resistance in stressful situations, for example for Canicross, sled dogs or rescue dogs
  • Support regeneration and shorten the recovery phase

Fertility

Fertility

A great success in terms of fertility.

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products offer high-fibre, prebiotic or dietetic components, as well as a large number of valuable, high-bioavailability nutrients and active ingredients – for example proteins, essential amino acids like lysine and methionine, vitamins like folic acid, niacin or biotin, and trace elements like selenium or copper. Brewers’ yeast gives all pets a boost in critical phases like breeding and rearing.

Fertility problems are generally a major issue. Their causes are varied and often individual. Numerous factors can have a negative impact on breeding success: poor sperm quality, cycle problems or problems during pregnancy, delivery or rearing. That’s why performance-based and needs-based feeding is all the more important in all phases. In addition to an optimal supply of all nutrients, this includes an optimal BCS – Body Condition Score and prevention of metabolic and digestive disorders.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Improve appetite and feed intake
  • Increase absorption of highly bioavailable nutrients and active ingredients
  • Improve general nutritional status (BCS – Body Condition Score)
  • Support fertility and reproduction rate
  • Improve foetal development and birth weight
  • Promote vitality and immune competence in newborn and young animals

Animal welfare

Animal welfare

Animal welfare means: pet foods supplemented with Leiber Brewers’ Yeast!

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products help animals to grow in a healthy and sustainable way and develop and maintain their full performance potential in the best possible health.

Animals kept according to high animal welfare standards are less stressed, less susceptible to disease and require fewer drug or veterinary treatments.
The key element here is maintaining intact immune and digestive systems. With the specially developed and particularly gentle production processes at Leiber, valuable nutrients and active ingredients in yeast cells are released from their natural bonds. Their many positive effects are well known and scientifically proven: improved digestion, gut health, strengthening of the immune system, metabolic relief, displacement of potential pathogens and binding of mycotoxins – to name but a few.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Better supply of important nutrients and active ingredients
  • Support and promote biological balance in the intestinal microbiome
  • Can be used in all life phases, from young animals to older or chronically ill animals
  • Promote and strengthen specific and non-specific immune responses
  • Activate the metabolism of skin and coat
  • Improve overall appearance

Skin and coat

Skin and coat

Radiantly healthy skin and coat!

Brewers’ yeast is well known for its valuable ingredients. The ancient Egyptians already used it for wound-healing and skin diseases.

Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products offer many scientifically proven positive effects for skin and coat quality. With proteins and B vitamins, they support the energy supply, activate skin metabolism, coat growth (through biotin and folic acid), the immune system and the metabolism. They contain many different components, in particular essential amino acids and a wide variety of minerals and trace elements like copper, zinc or the free radical scavenger selenium. Added to this are the beneficial effects of brewers’ yeast on digestion, gut health and the immune system. All this can be seen in the animal when a dull coat starts shining again after a very short time and shedding is completed at a faster rate even in older animals, or flaky skin regenerates itself more quickly.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Positive effect on skin health and coat quality
  • Thick, shiny and healthy coat
  • Support shedding
  • Improve overall appearance

Acceptance

Acceptance

Irresistibly healthy and delicious!

Many animals, in particular dogs, love the aromatic, beery taste of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products. Whether in the form of tablets, flakes or powder, in dry or wet food, as a snack or as a supplement to biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) – brewers’ yeast increases acceptance of the food while also being extremely healthy.

The inactivated yeast, autolysed brewers’ yeast and yeast extracts have long been used as natural and sustainable flavour enhancers to increase the attractiveness and acceptance of various pet foods. They contain many nutrients like proteins, peptides, amino acids and nucleotides. They not only perform nutritional and other special functions within the recipes, but also cause a sustained improvement in acceptance and feed intake.

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Different meaty taste profiles
  • Increase palatability by enhancing umami notes
  • Rich in free glutamic acid (MSG – monosodium glutamate substitute)
  • Suitable for vegetarian and vegan applications
  • Roasted BBQ notes for use in snacks & treats
  • Natural dyes without E numbers

Nutrients and active ingredients

Nutrients and active ingredients

Brewers’ yeast – much more than just the sum of its nutrients.

Brewers’ yeast contains many valuable active ingredients and nutrients like proteins, essential amino acids, B vitamins, minerals and trace elements. These support the energy supply, activate skin metabolism, coat growth (including biotin and folic acid), the immune system, muscle and cell development and liver metabolism (including chromium, choline and selenium). Brewers’ yeast contains the cellular building blocks of RNA (nucleotides) and the tripeptide glutathione (an antioxidant). Only real brewers’ yeasts also have the polyphenols (alpha and beta acids) of the hops, which are added during the brewing process. These have additional antioxidant and bacteriostatic effects. Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products are also characterised by high levels of bioactive ingredients like immune-stimulating beta-glucans and prebiotic mannan oligosaccharides (MOS).

 

Advantages of Leiber Brewers’ Yeast products for pet feeding:

  • Enhance all feed with natural bioactive nutrients
  • Also offer a variety of bioactive ingredients including polyphenols, fibre, beta-glucans and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS)
  • Suitable for almost all forms of use and applications

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