COPR1129 WorkingDog Booklet Revision V2 - Flipbook - Page 7
THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
OF RICE BRAN
FATTY ACIDS PROTEIN
Rice bran has a high oil content
and is a dense source of energy.
Rice bran contains up to 20% oil, which provides a dense source of
energy. It is readily consumed and easily digested by dogs, making
it an effective and efficient way to add energy to the diet.
Rice bran oil has a ‘glycogen
sparing’ effect on energy
Dogs in moderate to heavy work require a blend of energy sources
to maintain stamina and optimise performance. Using rice bran oil as an
energy source helps conserve muscle glycogen reserves, providing a
valuable energy source for use during intensive exercise. This additional
source of energy assists in delaying muscle fatigue, lowering heart rate
and reducing lactic acid accumulation during exercise.
Rice bran contains essential
Rice bran, compared to cereal grains, is a good source of the essential
amino acids lysine and methionine. Lysine helps improve muscle mass and
aids tissue repair, and methionine is beneficial for paw and skin health.
Rice bran is a rich source
of essential fatty acids.
Rice bran oil contains omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. It is particularly high
in monounsaturated fatty acids which belong to the omega 9 group of
essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids cannot be produced by dogs
and need to be obtained from the diet. Omega 9 fatty acids are
important for heart and blood vessel health.
Rice bran is an excellent source
of B-group vitamins.
B-group vitamins thiamine (B1), niacin (B3), and pantothenic acid (B5),
are all important in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein
into energy. Biotin (B7) is needed to produce keratin, the durable
protein from which paws and hair are formed. It assists in the skin’s
healing process, contributes towards coat health and has been
shown to be beneficial for skin disorders such as dry coat. Biotin
also has an important role in nerve and connective tissue development
Rice bran is a source of the
trace minerals selenium, zinc,
manganese and copper.
Rice bran is a source of selenium which protects cells from free radical
damage. Selenium, with the support of zinc and copper, ensures a
healthy metabolism and strong immune function. Rice bran is naturally
high in zinc, copper and manganese, which also function to ensure
healthy bones, joints and cartilage and have many other beneficial roles
in the body.
Rice bran oil is a great source of
tocopherols (including vitamin E)
Rice bran is a source of tocopherols and tocotrienols, both highly
effective antioxidants that are forms of vitamin E. Antioxidants help
protect cells against damage from free radicals which interfere with
cellular function. Dogs in moderate to high exercise intensity may benefit
from additional antioxidants as reserves are quickly depleted. Vitamin E
works best in combination with selenium to preserve cell membrane
integrity and support immune function.
Rice bran is naturally rich in
Gamma oryzanol is a naturally occurring anabolic compound, which
increases protein levels within cells resulting in improved skeletal muscle
development. It works on the body’s endocrine system (a collection of
glands that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system), to
increase fat metabolism and improve protein synthesis.
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