Lallemand Animal Nutrition unveiled today its new antioxidant offer: MELOFEED®, a complementary feed naturally rich in vegetal Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and catalase. Based on lyophilized melon juice naturally rich in these antioxidant active substances, MELOFEED® is complementary and synergistic of Lallemand organic Selenium yeast source ALKOSEL®. It is recommended for all animal species to reduce the impact of oxidative stress on animal health and performance.
Matthieu Baulez, Product Manager for Monogastric Applications explains: “Animal farming practices are generating numerous stresses for the animal: gestation, farrowing, hatching, weaning, feed transitions… which are sources of oxidative stress with detrimental effects on animal health and performance. Supplementation with certain antioxidants substances (vitamin E, selenium…) has become a common practice, but the science of antioxidants tells us that we can do better: protection against Reactive Oxygen Species depends on several complementary pathways like, for example, the Vitamin E, SOD and glutathione peroxidase (seleno-dependant enzyme) pathways. Hence, supplementing animal diets with a cocktail of complementary antioxidants rather than saturating one single pathway with one molecule even at high dosage, at a given critical time, can offer better protection. This is why we decided to expend our antioxidant offer with MELOFEED® – SOD and Catalase rich ingredient.”
MELOFEED® is considered as a complementary feed in the EU, different regulations can apply in other territories.
September 14, 2012 - Lallemand