Mycosorb A+®

Mycosorb A+®

Mycosorb A+® reduces mycotoxin absorption within the animal, thereby negating the damaging effects of mycotoxins on its health.

Including Mycosorb A+® reduces the threat of mycotoxins in animal feed. The unique technology behind Mycosorb A+® makes it the most advanced mycotoxin binder on the market. Its superior binding capabilities, broader adsorption profile and increased mycotoxin sequestration efficacy sets it apart from competitor products.

Mycosorb A+® offers farmers and producers a solution that limits the effects of more mycotoxins than ever before and mirrors far more closely the true challenge found in naturally contaminated feeds.

Mycosorb A+® reduces the risk of mycotoxins to an animal’s body by the process of adsorption. In the case of Mycosorb A+®, adsorption is the process by which carbohydrate components of yeast and algae cell walls bind to mycotoxins, removing them from the animal’s digestive tract.

The majority of Mycosorb A+® is the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This unique strain is grown under specific conditions to allow for the formation of specific carbohydrates on its cell wall. Factors such as the sugar type used during the production of the yeast affect the types of specific carbohydrates that the Saccharomyces cerevisiae will produce.

The correct sugar types are vital to produce the complex and mycotoxin-specific carbohydrate network found in Mycosorb A+® and so, are monitored closely by Alltech. Adsorption takes place in the digestive tract of animals between the binding sites of the specific carbohydrates and mycotoxins.

The correct geometry of the binding sites is critical to ensure they interact correctly with mycotoxins. When a mycotoxin enters a binding site, van der waals forces and electrostatic forces form between the site and the mycotoxin, therefore removing the mycotoxin from the digestive tract. By understanding gene expression, Alltech is able to optimise the complex network of carbohydrates on the yeast cell wall, ensuring specificity with a range of different mycotoxins.

As well as containing yeast, Mycosorb A+® also contains algae. The algae are heterotrophic and are also grown under specific conditions to produce specific carbohydrates for the adsorption of mycotoxins. Alone, algae has adsorption properties, however it is capable of targeting different mycotoxins to the yeast. Therefore, by combining the two, an even larger range of mycotoxins are able to be adsorbed.

Product availability may vary by country, please contact your local Alltech representative for more information. Mycosorb A+® is not available in the U.S. or Canada.

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