Choline is an essential micronutrient that participates in the synthesis of some fundamental components of cell membranes as well as in the transfer of methyl groups for the production of biological substances of the utmost importance, such as creatine and adrenaline. Choline also acts in fat conversion and other metabolic reactions, being able to prevent the appearance of the fatty liver.
Choline chloride is the usual form of added choline in animal feed, but with a problematic handling in feed mills due to its instability and may also be able to destroy vitamins. Choline chloride is available in two formats: liquid and powder; the liquid form is highly corrosive for the mill’s machinery, while the powder presentation turns out to be very hygroscopic, needing protection from moisture exposure.
Naturcolin is the natural choline source proposed by Liptosa to its clients. Being of herbal origin and powder presentation, it is characterized by its total replacement capacity of choline chloride, thanks to its high bioavailability and the synergy of its herbal components, avoiding the inconveniences of including choline chloride in the feed producing process.
Depending on the addition strategy, Naturcolin shows remarkable zootechnical production improvements, both in monogastric and aquaculture species, that justify its inclusion, providing good profitability of use.
We encourage you to contact our Liptosa technical team who will be happy to answer your enquires about this choline replacement phytogenic.