Research Shows the Unique Power of Hilyses to Improve Livestock Health and Performance
Nutrition consultants and producers can use Hilyses with confidence based on ongoing studies showing its benefits. This varied research includes trials and evaluations conducted by leading agricultural universities in the United States and around the world.
Research Demonstrates the Unique Thickness and High Carbohydrate Content of Hilyses Yeast Culture Cell Walls
University of Illinois research shows the thicker, denser Hilyses yeast culture cell walls contain the highest concentration of functional carbohydrates (Figure 2).1 These more robust cell walls are uniquely created through the rigors of sugarcane ethanol fermentation. They give Hilyses a higher carbohydrate concentration than expected in a yeast culture and much stronger, more nutrient-packed cell walls than yeasts that undergo less rigorous fermentation.
Rich cell wall components, including MOS and beta-glucans, improve the in vivo effectiveness of Hilyses. More functional fiber travels throughout the gastrointestinal tract to bind pathogens and provide digestible nutrients for beneficial bacteria.
Pathogen Agglutination Evaluations1
Hilyses shows a strong ability to adhere to the pili of common pathogenic bacteria to help prevent them from attaching to an animal’s intestine and causing disease. In vitro studies conducted by the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil) demonstrated in more than 200 evaluations that Hilyses components bind:
- 80% to 100% of enteric Salmonella spp.
- 70% to 100% of Escherichia coli (E. coli).
Nucleotides in Hilyses Promote Health and Growth in Young Animals
Young animals need extra nucleotides to meet the demands of rapid growth, disease challenge, and other stress.2
- Research studies suggest that milk replacers supplemented with nucleotides may help improve immune function and healing, as well as increase disease resistance in young animals.2
- Higher concentration of MOS and beta-glucans helps reduce disease and preserve energy for growth despite stressful conditions.
- Data on file at ICC.
- Mateo CD. Aspects of Nucleotide Nutrition in Pigs [dissertation]. Brookings: South Dakota State University; 2005