Methionine belongs to the twenty amino acid making up proteins. It is an essential sulfur-containing amino acid. As essential aminoacid, It cannot be synthesized by the animal and its requirement should be supplied trough the feed
It is one of the first limiting amino acids in the synthesis of any protein. It is also required for many cellular functions, such as:
Initiation of protein synthesis
Methylation of DNA and rRNA
Biosynthesis of cysteine
Synthesis of phospholipids and polyamines
Nowadays it is a common practice to include synthetic or analogous methionine in feed compound due to:
The continuous improvement in the animal genetically growth capacity of the last decades makes necessary a more concentrate nutrients feed.
The elevate price and low availability of rich methionine raw materials.
Natural variability of methionine content in raw materials.
The optimal level of methionine has been widely studied. Low levels produce immediately worsening of zootechnical parameters.
Reduced growth rate.
Bad condition of immune system leading to higher susceptibility.
Decreased egg production and egg weight.
Methionine should be balance with the rest of essential aminoacids. Adding methionine when other essential aminoacids are limiting is of none or low benefit.
For example, in the case of adding methionine to a feed that is deficient in lysine, the protein synthesis will only continue to the level associated with the first limiting amino acid, in this case lysine.
Is a nutraceutical product that acts in feeds as adjuvant to methionine (from Latin, adiuvare: to aid). Adjuvant is a factor that helps in solving the health or nutritional problem in supplementary manner. METHPLUS administration makes stronger the effect of the methionine, allowing lower doses of the same with analogous effects. It allows to replace DL-methionine one to one up to 1 Kg.
METHPLUS is a European product manufactured under its quality standards.
METHPLUS fulfils the norms of traceability and guarantees homogeneity in composition and results.
Its main components are considered in European Union raw materials and flavoring and botanical defined additives. Plants extracts has been used in history for several uses, and have important activities related to health and nutrition. Algae and herbal meal, parts and extracts are on the base of METHPLUS that:
METHPLUS increases the digestibility
of raw materials and makes the methionine from the diet more bio-available.
METHPLUS improves renal and hepatic activity
helps to keep plasmatic homocysteine (methionine precursor) on correct levels.
METHPLUS is a source of sulfur and several precursors of methionine
and methionine recyclers which take part in Methionine Salvage Pathway.
METHPLUS is an effective and profitable replacer of synthetic methionine which allows to substitute DL-Methionine (1 to 1 up to 1 Kg/Mt)
at much more competitive quotation and keeping the same animal performance (or even improving it!!).
METHPLUS is commercialized in the 5 continents and it has demonstrated its effectivity in very different scenarios considering climate, raw material avalibility, genetics, management and the different industrial conditions of each country.
METHPLUS® – product´s development was supported by European Union funds and 3 years long investigation program in collaboration with The Centre for Industrial Technological Development (2010 -2013, CDTI).
METHPLUS has been designed to be used in monogastrics and aquaculture species. METHPLUS VL specific for rumiants.
New alternatives to the use of synthetic aminoacids in monogastric species
METHPLUS is being already comercialzed in many countries in Asia. Also it is being registry in many others. 2015 VIV Asia show has been a great success , where current clients of METHPLUS have confirm the positive product results as well as an increasing curiosity...
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