Article published the August 11, 2020
Phosphorus (P) is an irreplaceable macroelement that regulates the metabolic and physiological functions of a living organism. It is known to take part in skeletal mineralization, as well as the formation of cell membranes, nucleic acids, and adenosine triphosphate . Plants store P mainly in the form of phytate, which is not completely digestible by monogastric animals. Therefo ...
Participation in Forum on October 17, 2019
Park W. Waldroup
yes this is because FTU is measured at a pH of 5.5 in the method, while the phytase needs to work at lower pH levels. so any phytase which has a pH optimum at 2-4 will have a high activity but might have a lower FTU analysed at pH 5.5 compared to a phytase which has a pH optimum at around 5.5 but much lower activity at pH 2 to 4.
Lode Nollet likes the comment:
in our many studies involving numerous phytase products, it seems like the term FTU is totally meaningless. supposedly 500 FTU from phytase A should be equal to 500 FTU from phytase b but seldom is.
Participation in Forum on January 27, 2016
yes I have many time. it is not a bad product however the economics of it mostly ends up negative - meaning there is no or very little return on investment.
unless you want to make omega 3 meat or products - then it is a better choice than fish oil or linseed oil as the off-flavour is less.
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