Consumers are focused on immune health - now more than ever. Consumers want the best in nutrition for themselves and their families, and that includes their pets. In response to this demand, Kemin has combined the nutritional properties of our protein hydrolysates with the immune priming power of beta-glucan to develop PEPTASUR.
PEPTASUR combines Kemin's expertise in spray-drying and hydrolysis to deliver digestible nutrition with functionional benefits, palatability and freshness. Kemin is also innovating in the beta-glucan segment, by introducing one of the only pure sources of algae based beta-glucan. The combination of hydrolyzed protein and beta-glucan results in a solution that helps boost the nutrition, digestibility and immunity of pet food formulas.
Adverse food reactions in dogs typically manifest as diarrhea, vomiting or nonseasonal pruritus (itching.) The severity and duration of the allergic response can also negatively impact skin and coat health over time.1
To eliminate these adverse reactions, pet owners are increasingly looking to address pet digestive sensitivities with hypoallergenic pet food. As a result, petfood manufacturers are incorporating ingredients that are easily digestible.
Smaller protein molecular weight (MW) profiles can lead to fewer allergenic responses and food intolerances1,2 and proteins smaller than 10,000 Daltons are generally considered to reduce allergic reactions.2 Kemin uses enzymatic hydrolysis to achieve these smaller MW profiles.
In dogs, it has been shown that beta-1,3-glucan can:
· Help support a healthy immune system3,4
· Support cytokine production involved in a healthy immune response55
· Support the production of healthy white blood cells6
· Support the production of antibodies5
Other potential functional benefits of beta-glucan in dogs have been demonstrated in various research publications as a supportive approach for atopic dermatitis,7 for inflammatory bowel disease8 and for steoarthritis.9
· Ideal concentration of beta-glucan & hypoallergenic high protein content
· High nutritional bioavailability of nutrients and beta-glucan for optimum uptake
· May support immunity, digestive health and skin and coat health
· Ease of application with no need to change premix
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1. Hensel, P. (2010) Nutrition and Skin Diseases in Veterinary Medicine. Clinics in Dermatology. 28, 686-693.
2. Cordle, C. T. (1994) Control of Food Allergies using Protein Hydrolysates. Food Technology 48: 72-76.
3. Vetvicka V, et al. (1-3)(1-6)-D-glucans Modulate Immune Status and Blood Glucose Levels in Dogs. J Anim Science (2014).
4. Kondo Y, et al. Cytokine-related immunopotentiating activities of paramylon, a beta-(1-->3)-D-glucan from Euglena gracilis. J Pharmacobiodyn (1992).
5. Stuyven, E., et.al. 2010. Oral Administration of -1,3/1,6-Glucan to Dogs Temporally Changes Total and Antigen-Specific IgA and IgM. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, Feb. 2010, p. 281–285
6. Kataoka, K., et. al.,2002. Activation of Macrophages by Linear (1,3)-D-Glucans. Journal of Biological Chemistry. V. 277, No. 39, Sept 27, pp. 36825–36831. http://www.jbc.org
7. Beynen, C. et. al., 2011. Dietary Beta-1,3/1,6-Glucans Reduce Clinical Signs of Canine Atopy. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences 6 (4): 146-152.
8. Rychlik, A., Nieradka, R., Kander, M., Nowicki, M., Wdowiak, M. and Kolodziejska-Sawerska, A. 2013. The Effectiveness of Natural and Synthetic Immunomodulators in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica. 61(3): 297-308
9. Beynen, C., et. al.,2010. Influence of Dietary Beta-1,3/1,6- Glucans on Clinical Signs of Canine Osteoarthritis in a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences 5 (2): 97-101