Organic Selenium with Fermentation Solubles
O.S.Y. 200X is a spray dried whole
cell yeast of saccharomyces cerevisiae containing controlled high levels
of selenium. The
natural yeast fermentation process is than supplemented with the necessary
levels of selenium. The yeast cream is than pasteurized to
prevent contamination and spray dried and than combined with our
lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation solubles for the highest quality
product of its kind.
This process allows the selenium to interact with the yeast cell
components and the processing conditions cause a natural chelating effect
which preserve the level of biological selenium as natural
Recent research work does not question the well known need for Se,
rather the form in which should be fed. Results of recent experiments
illustrate the value of providing dietary Se in an organic form. Selenium
has been shown to be important in reducing problems associated with tying
up, poor performance and nervousness. There is also a link in its ability
to limit free radical damage. Many factors lead to deficiencies of this
nutrient. The most common cause is geographical areas consisting of soils,
which are deficient in selenium. Horses that are exposed to heavy
conditioning, fast growth and pollution can benefit from the
supplementation of organic selenium.
Numerous University research studies
have clearly and effectively demonstrated increased retention of Se, when
fed in the form of Se yeast. Researchers have said that the fundamental
error had originally been made with the choice of sodium selenite. Sodium
selenite is not only a carcinogen, but acts as an oxidant.
University research studies have clearly and effectively demonstrated
the benefits in supplementing chromium in animal diets. Some of the
benefits are listed below in order to objectively evaluate the need for
adding chromium to existing high quality diets.
Selenium is a known anti oxidant and is an essential component of
peroxidase enzyme, which inactivates free radicals.
Selenium is required in thyroid metabolism while converting
active thyroid hormone (14) into the inactive thyroid hormone (13).
lnactivates heavy metals, especially mercury, lead and cadmium.
Selenium Yeast is reported to protect against radiation damage,
even it given after exposure.
Evaluations of toxicity of different forms of selenium have shown
that high Selenium Yeast is less toxic than inorganic forms of selenium
such as sodium selenate and selenite.
A study with
rats showed that high doses (1.5 and 3.0 mg/kg body weight) of organic
selenium in Selenium Yeast did not have any toxic effects after 14 days.
This level of selenium is much higher than the theoretical toxic level for
inorganic selenium (Leiras, internal report).
comparison of the toxicity of a selenite and a Selenium Yeast diet
in rats showed that Selenium Yeast was much less toxic (Spallholz and
Raftery 1987). No hepatotoxicity, cardiotoxicity or splenomegaly to 16 ppm
dietary Se was observed in rats fed high Selenium Yeast over an 8 week
period. Animals fed selenite at the same level showed signs of various
Horses................................. 1/2 to 1 oz per/head/day
Ponies..................................¼ to ½ oz per/head/day
Note: Adding a bit of raw
honey or molasses enhances the flavor for finicky horses. This will also
allow the powdered product to stick and adhere to the grains and will
prevent settling to the bottom of feeding bowls.
Status: Food and Feed Grade
Horses 1/2 to 1 oz per/head/day
(approx. 60 day supply)