Increasing pet resistance to diseases
Yeasts and selected parietal fractions – containing mannans and 1.3/1.6 beta-glucans, play an important role in reinforcing immunity when it comes to kitten or puppy vaccination. But also in modulating immunity for adults with allergies or chronic inflammatory diseases. Both are linked to the stimulation of local IgA production from Peyer patches, as a first protection shield, and a stimulation of dendritic cells.
Beta-glucans can prepare immune cells to be stronger and quicker in defending against pathogen attacks. As for adaptive systems based on antibodies, they can put macrophages in a sentinel mode, which is undoubtedly a highly efficient preventive protection for dogs and cats.
In puppies, beta-glucans can stimulate phagocytosis and activities relating to monocytes and neutrophils, as well as increasing the production of specific antibodies (rabies, parvovirus, and borrelia).