Getting the maximum from today’s high-density diets is key to optimize performance
Meeting the nutritional needs of intensive animal production is a challenge.
The use of supplemental fats and oils in animal diets as an energy source in intensive production is common practice. However, the high energy provided in modern, high performance diets is not in balance with the physiological excretion of bile salts and lipase in the animal intestine at each growth stage, with several consequences.
Fats added to the diet enter the gastro-intestinal tract as part of the digesta in large coagulated particles. Bile salts excreted from the gall bladder enable initially the emulsification of these fat particles into smaller molecules in order to facilitate absorption by the intestine.
Decreasing the size of the fat globules results in the increase of the available surface area for the downstream action of the lipolytic enzyme, lipase. The role of lipases is to enzymatically digest lipid molecules (triglycerides) into a monoglyceride and two free fatty acids. However, inherently, fatty acids generated from lipase hydrolysis are water-insoluble, making their transportation through the unstirred water layer overlying the surface of the intestine impossible. Absorption of these molecules is facilitated by the formation of micelles – a process naturally mediated by amphipathic molecules such as bile salts and phospholipids
Provides an optimal combination of enzymatically bioactive emulsifiers, designed for enhanced digestibility and advanced nutrient absorption by the animal.
Maxilys® supplementation can significantly improve breakdown and digestion of nutrients due to its bioactive content, by improving nutrient absorption provided from feed.
Maxilys® releases ‘feed-related stress’ from intensively reared animals and increases profitability.
Phospholipids are biosurfactants naturally known to enhance the absorption of oils, fats and fat-soluble vitamins within diet. However, enzymatic hydrolysis of phospholipids results in the formation of lysophospholipids, which exert enhanced bioactive surfactant and nutrient absorption properties than their parent phospholipids.
Lysophospholipids exert superior emulsification properties by:
Lysophospholipids enhance the absorption of nutrients by:
These mechanisms result in increased passive and active transport of nutrients across the enterocytes and thus, increased nutrient digestibility, metabolic energy and animal growth.