BQ&Q – Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Enzymes are likened to the fuel for the digestive process in the animal’s body, aiding in accelerating and strengthening biological metabolic reactions. Unlike Probiotics (which the body cannot synthesize on its own), Enzymes are synthesized in exocrine glands in the body and are then secreted into the digestive organs such as the mouth, stomach, and intestines to digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in food. After being hydrolyzed by various enzymes, the digestive products are absorbed into the bloodstream to nourish the body.

Answer: Probiotics are biological products containing one or more beneficial live microorganisms that are safe for the health of aquatic animals, with or without carriers.

Answer: Microorganisms are single-celled or multicellular organisms that are very small and can only be observed under a microscope. In environmental remediation, microorganisms contribute in various positive ways. Therefore, microorganisms are widely applied in wastewater treatment, odor control, oil and grease removal, and organic matter decomposition. These products are also referred to as probiotics

Answer: Yucca schidigera is a distinctive plant species found in the southwestern United States and northern Baja California, Mexico. Due to its natural properties and environmental regulations, it is only commercially harvested in Baja California, Mexico.

Yucca plants can reach heights of 4 or 5 meters over a period of approximately 30 years or more. Nowadays, Yucca is primarily used as a component in livestock feed such as poultry, pigs, cattle, and aquaculture.

Additionally, it is used as a soil conditioner, surfactant, and biostimulant in agriculture, a surfactant in grain processing, as well as in wastewater and organic waste treatment to reduce ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and harmful odors.

Answer: There are two main active components in Yucca schidigera, Saponins, and Glycocomponents.

Saponins: They exhibit surfactant-like properties (similar to detergents or surfactants) because they contain water-soluble and fat-soluble components. They consist of a lipid-soluble core with a steroid-like structure, along with one or more water-soluble carbohydrate side chains, forming complexes that are insoluble with cholesterol.

Glycocomponents: They have binding effects to retain ammonia, reducing the impact of ammonia. Subsequently, ammonia is converted into nitrogen, amino acids, and various proteins. Glycocomponents in Yucca schidigera are used in livestock feed to help reduce the environmental ammonia in livestock farming and production.

Answer: Hydrolyzed protein, also known as Protein hydrolysate for animal feed, refers to peptide fragments released during the digestion and processing of proteins in the intestine.