“Lecifeed® products improve the fine distribution of fats in the digestive tract and increase total fat digestibility.”
Marvesa has developed the products Lecifeed®Bifosfatin and Lecifeed®Classic as effective alternatives to the fat compounds. These products have additional physiological effects. They are particular combinations of ingredients based on vegetable lecithins, oils, fatty acids and propionic acid. The high quality of these products depends on the lecithin. Lecithins (phospholipids) are substances similar to fat with a vitamin-like character.
The phospholipids in Lecifeed®Bifosfatin, Lecifeed®Classic and Lecifeed®Aqua play an active role in many metabolic processes. They belong to the biological emulsifier. This structure gives phospholipids excellent emulsifying properties. They promote the fine distribution of fats in the digestive tract and so increase digestibility. This property plays a particularly important role in the fat digestion of young animal, such as piglets at weaning. Lecifeed®Bifosfatin, Lecifeed®Classic and Lecifeed®Aqua contain lecithin-bound choline. Choline plays a role in many metabolic processes. Choline is an essential nutrient which supports the liver function and stimulates the immune system.
Lecifeed®Classic is a lecithin based fat product which helps emulsify the other fat sources in the feed and improves the total fat digestion.
Lecifeed®Aqua R100 is a rapeseed lecithin based fat product. Beside this mixture there are also mixtures of Lecifeed®Aqua based on soya bean lecithin.
Lecifeed®Bifosfatin is a lecithin based fat product which helps emulsify the other fat sources in the feed and improves the total fat digestion. Lecifeed®Bifosfatin is often used by home mixing farmers.
Lecithin may be produced from egg yolk, but more commonly used in aquafeed are soya and rape seed lecithin. It is well known that the phospholipids (PL) present in lecithin act as an emulsifier of lipids in the animal stomach and gut, but especially the nutritional benefits of lecithin is why fish nutritionists like to include it in fish and shrimp diets. Lecithin is widely used in feed for larval and juvenile stages of various species of fish and crustaceans, because those developing fish have a limited ability to the novo phospholipid synthesis.read more
Lecithin is a fat-like substance which can be produced from soya bean, rape or sunflower oil. After degumming the oil, the lecithin is extracted from the gum and then cleaned. Lecithin is a complex mixture of at least 60% phospholipids; the other constituents are triglycerides, phosphatidic acid, choline, tocopherols, etc. Lecithin has a positive effect on several metabolic processes, because phospholipids play an important role in such processes. The main effect of lecithin is that it works as an emulsifier.read more