Phytase Enzymes In Animal Feed

Phytase enzyme acid is a chemical found in plants that store phosphorus (P) in a very stable form and binds many nutrients such as minerals, starches, proteins, and lipids.

Here we discuss in brief about the best phytase enzymes to include in your animal feed :

In non-sanitizing animals, phytase enzyme acid is primarily indigestible and can therefore reduce nutrient utilization, which in addition to excessive release of phytase P into the environment leads to decreased growth and decreased bone mineralization. 

Phytase Enzymes

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Some of the side effects on the host can include things like appetite suppression, digestive enzymes, or even gut anxiety.

Phytase enzymes break down phytic acid and can be used directly as an effective pretreatment or as a safe additive in animal feed to reduce these harmful effects. Phytase usually significantly increases mineral digestibility in animals, but its effects as a growth stimulant vary widely.

 The effectiveness of the enzyme depends, in addition to interactions with other components or non-phytase enzymes, on the pH value, the presence of calcium and P (Ca), and the type/level of phytase.

To increase phytase activity, the diet must be deficient in P and Ca, whereas food acidulants such as some organic acids can have a synergistic effect on digestion and/or development.

This interaction is receiving increasing attention, along with indications that the digestive health of the animal may also improve. Adding phytase along with other natural supplements can act as a disease prevention agent.