Why is BDN Fermented
Fermentation is an old way of food preservation, done by humans for thousands of years.
Lack of refrigeration was the main reason for this but fermentation also makes raw food more digestible and nutritious.
If the process, called lacto fermentation, is properly done, the raw food will be more vital, nutritious and overall more beneficial to our and your canine’s health.
Most raw foods can be fermented: fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats.
The lacto fermentation process involves bacteria called lactobacillus that break down sugars and proteins resulting in the production of lactic acid.
The lactic acid inactivates the bad, putrefying bacteria that we typically think of and allows the good bacteria to flourish, thereby preserving food for days to months. Most importantly, the bacteria, yeast and other friendly organisms in the fermented food allow the colon to produce billions of good bacteria. A gut contains 100 trillion bacteria, weighing approximately 10% of the body’s dry weight.
Between 70 and 80% of the immune system resides in the colon. Consuming fermented food helps prevent infection to salmonella, E.coli and other pathogens.
The nutritional value of fermented foods is enormous, increasing B vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin and niacin. The activated form of folic acid is increased, which helps with cardiovascular and cancer risks. Choline is increased, which breaks down fat in the body and liver and helps with constipation.
In addition, fermentation increases glutathione, an anti aging amino acid, and enzymes needed for digestion and detoxification.